Exhibit number 25 Museum Entry Number 986, Museum of Temporary Art, Tübingen (DE), December 2009

Brown Paper Bag Box
by Alice Bradshaw, UK

exhibit Nr.25 (museum entry number: 986)

Description: Box, made from a brown paper bag.

Comments/Origin: brownpaperbagproject.blogspot.com

entered the Museum of Temporary Art on: 11.12.2009



Remember Remember: Brown Paper Bag Box at Hatch

Hatch, Bradford Playhouse, 4-12 Chapel Street, BD1 5DL, 7:30pm Thursday 5th November 2009


Brown Paper Bag Box at Summer 2009 Festivals

Aeon Festival, Shobrooke Park, Devon, 28th -30th August 2009




Portobello Film Festival, London, 3rd - 20th September 2009


Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto (US), 11th - 20th September 2009


ArtsFest, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, 11th - 13th September 2009



Best of Manchester Awards

Brown Paper Bag Box is part of HONK shortlisted for the Best of Manchester Awards

HONK showcased outside Urbis on the Awards Ceremony night 23rd July 2009 and Contents May Vary (Alice Bradshaw, Liz Murphy & Richard Shields)'s work was Installed in a performance up to the level 3 gallery. The exhibition at Urbis continues until 20th September 2009.

Brown Paper Bag Box at Festival Miden

Brown Paper Bag Box screened as part of Urban (R)evolutions in Amfeia's Sqaure on 11th July 2009 at Festival Miden in Kalamata, Greece



Evolution 2009

Brown Paper Bag Box will be screened at Evolution 2009 as part of Projection Gallery Two

£5 all events
(unless otherwise stated)
Launch Event and Suki Chan’s daily exhibition - no charge

Wednesday 13th May
Interval II - Suki Chan 12-6pm Pavilion Gallery, Holbeck
Launch event 6-8pm Leeds Met Gallery
Lux Two film programme 8.30-10pm Hyde Park Picture Hse

Thursday 14th May
Interval II - Suki Chan 12-6pm Pavilion Gallery, Holbeck
Projection Gallery Two films 4-5.45pm Hyde Park Picture Hse
Workshop Projection for exhibition 3-5.30pm Lumen Screening Lab

BASE - show & tell event 6-8pm Leeds Met Gallery
Baerbel Neubauer animation 6-7.45pm Hyde Park Picture Hse
Lux One film programme 6.30-8pm The Burton Gallery
Projection Gallery One films 8.15-9.45pm Hyde Pk Picture Hse

Friday 15th May
Interval II - Suki Chan 12-6pm Pavilion Gallery, Holbeck
Workshop Recording sound art 3-5.30pm Lumen Screening Lab

Journey - Lily Markiewicz 5.30-6.40pm Leeds Met Gallery
Projection Gallery One films 5.30-7pm The Burton Gallery
Projection Gallery Two films 7-8pm Leeds Met Gallery
(with director’s introduction)

Saturday 16th May
Curators’ discussion panel 1.30-3pm The Burton Gallery
George Barber retrospective 4-5.45pm Hyde Park Picture Hse
Lux Two film programme 6-7.15pm Hyde Park Picture Hse
Avoid - live sonic art evening 7pm-1 Patrick Street Studios

door sales at each event if not sold out
0113 812 5998 Leeds Met Gallery events
0113 343 2777 The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery events
0113 275 2045 Hyde Park Picture House (online booking available)
0113 246 9850 Lumen workshops (£25)
0113 245 5570 Avoid sound peformance event (Jumbo Records)

Venue details:
Hyde Park Picture House cinema - 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6
Leeds Met Gallery - Civic Quarter, Leeds LS1
Lumen Screening Lab project space - Unit 34, Barkston House
Croydon Street, Leeds LS11 9RT
Patrick Street Studios - East Street Arts, St. Mary!s Lane, Leeds, LS9
Pavilion Gallery - 7 Saw Mill Yard, Round Foundry, Leeds LS11 7WH
The (Stanley& Audrey) Burton Gallery - University of Leeds, Parkinson
Building, Woodhouse Lane LS2



Brown Paper Bag Beermat

Beermat Show
1st - 29th May 2009
Temporary Art Space
Units 34-35, Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Everyone knows that all the best ideas for anything, ever, have been jotted down on beer mats first. Always seeking to be topical rather than typical, we want to make a valuable contribution to the endless public debate about our giddy drinking culture. Here is some culture about drinking. Know your limits. It is time to celebrate all that is good about having a tipple. Stuff by artists, stuff by the good people of Halifax.

Contributors include:

Rodney Adams, Amber Alsaigh, Christian Alsaigh, Julia Arnez, Joe Aspinall, Raffaella Avolio, Dorothy Baldwin, Tom Bamforth, Elizabeth Barlow, Louisa Barlow, Richard Bates, Alexandra Baybutt, Kate Beckett, Steve Beever, Jacqui Bellamy, Linda Bevan, Daniel Blamires, Edie Boniface, Georgia Boniface, Kevin Boniface, Molly Boniface, Andrew Bracey, Alice Bradshaw, Phil Bradshaw, Laurie Bradshaw, Ayla Bragard, Kiki Bragard, Katie Brier, Camilla Brueton, Ian Calvert, Daniel Carr, Liam Carter, Sheila Carter, Matthew Chambers, Peter Chappe, Ami Clark, Odin Conquest, Jeff Corey, Cynthia Cotterill, Edward Cotterill, Genna Cotterill, John Cotterill, Holly Crawford, Jake Crawshaw, Ashton Davison, Simeon Dear, Andrea Dietz, Dirtcheap, Max Doig, Adam Doyle, Maia Duka, Harry Edwards, Rachael Elwell, Catt Everett, Chris Fallowfield, John Fawcett, JenniLea Finch, Lynn Fisher, Elliot Flynn, Joseph Flynn, Victoria Foster, Liam Gec, Jak Gill, Janet Gledhill, Dominic Harris, Katy Goldstein, Jennifer Grant, Gill Greenhaugh, Jessica Grimshaw, Laurence Guntert, Joe Hakim, Fiona Helen Halliday, Chris Hallowfield, Eden Hanson, Lisa Hanson, Louise Hanson, Stephen Hanson, Steve Hanson, Taome Hanson, Sam Hardacre, Sarah Hardacre, Maya Harding, Jenna Harris, Dalia Hawley, Krishna Hazarika, Rhea Henningham, Holly Beth Herbert, Aimee Lou Hewitt, Georgia Hey, Graham Hey, Madison Hey, Olivia Heywood, Ann Hirst, Charlotte Holdsworth, Leyao Huang, Rebecca Hutch, Stephanie Ingham, Elsie Irvine, John Irvine, Ashley Jackson, Andrew Jenkin, Mike Jessop, Alison Jones, Danielle Jones, Imran Jogee, Ben Jowett, Ryan Paul Kaye, Christine Keeler, Marc Kershaw, Joanne Kilner, Clinton Kirkpatrick, Olwen Kitson, Buffy Klama, Chris Laine, John Ledger, Sally Lemsford, Elliot Lilley, Imogen Lilley, Jorge Galan Liquette, Duncan Lister, Alison Little, Sophie Littlewood, Liz Lock, Simon Edgar Lord, Robert Luzar, Ellen Mace, Katherine MacDougall, Jude MacPherson, Sadie Mansell, Joanne Matthews, Nicola Maude, Bill McCall, Phil Middleton, Brian Midwood, Kirsty Midwood, Yvonne Midwood, Milk, Two Sugars (Bob Milner & Tom Senior), Kenton Scott Mills, Amelia-Jane Milner, Anna Milner, Freyja Milner, William Milner, Patrick Milsom, Kevin Mitchell, Mon 53, Paul Morris, Nathan Morrisson, Liz Murphy, Paul Murphy, Mikk Murray, Ewan Neville, Patrick Neville, Ettienne Ordway, Maya Ordway, Pete O'Toole, Carol Pope, Georgia Power, Anna Ricciardi, Oliver Russell, Jenny Parkin, Sarah Parker, Nuala Pavey-Garside, Simone Peacock, Rebbeca Pearson, Nancy Porter, Heather Preston, Stacey Price, Martha Ross-Parry, Marc Renshaw, Eleanor R Richardson, Daniel Rode, Lisa Rodgers, Tammy Ross, Chris Rusby, Jayne Rusby, Finlay Russell, Ailie Rutherford, Eileeen Ryan, Antonietta Sacco, Katie Scholefield, Sarah Scott, Alan Senior, Jack Senior, John Senior, Susan Meyerhoff Sharples, Richard Shields, Anna Shirron, Lucienne Simpson, Ruby Simpson, Mike Slater, Maria Slovakova, Fran Smith, Helen Smith, Natasha Smith, Steve Staindale, Lucy Stefane, Lucy Stefani, Adele Stevenson, Matthew Stutely, Jun Tan, Gary Tann, Siobhan Tarr, Cecila Tat, Gabrielle Tattersford, Billy Taylor-Woodhouse, Alice Thickett, Ian Thomas, Lynda Thomas, Stuart Thomas, Poppy Thompson, Diana Thorpe, Georgina Tonge, Matthew Tonge, Nathan Tudor, Jayde Tunnacliffe, Helen Turner, Naomi Turpin, Caroline Twidle, Lauren Tyler, Jean Wagstaff, Jamilia Walker, Gregory Wallace, Phoebe Wallace, T Walshaw, Tom Ward, Ryan Ware, Irena Wegrzyn, Lyndon White, Harriet Wickens, Madeleine Wickens, Leslie Wilson-Rutterford, Witshop, Elizabeth Wood, William Wood, Kris Woodhead, Peter Wright, Mark Yates (more to be announced)

The Brown Paper Bag Beermat (above; second row down, also below)


Brown Paper Bag Box to be screened at Evolution 09 with Projection Gallery


This eighth Evolution is a showcase for experimental contemporary film, video & sound art from artists who are currently leading their field in the UK and in an international context

May 13th – 16th

Download the full programme

View online

LAUNCH EVENT: Wednesday 13th May 6-8pm Leeds Met Gallery

The Projection Gallery is a London based artists’ collective of fine artists in film and video, including a nominee for the 2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize

Projection Gallery One programme (70min) featuring work from; Alex Mirutziu, Vishal Shah, Dawn Wooley, Sarah Andrew, Christopher Clarke, Andrew Thomas, Dave Farnham, Sheena MacRae, Esther Johnson, Lucy Pawlack, Janet Curley Cannon, Sheena MacRae & Sayshun Jay

Projection Gallery Two programme (70min) featuring work from; Anne Guest, Kelly Dearsley, Alice Bradshaw Neil Bryant, Benjamin Cooper, Fred Lindberg, Stuart Simpson, Linda Persson, Giles Ripley, Christoph Steger, Marianna/Daniel O!Reilly, Lyn Lowenstein, Gunter Puller

Brown Paper Bag Box In Transit May 2009

8th May 2009 Luda Gallery St Petersburg (RU)
14th May 2009 Zurab Tsereteli Gallery Moscow (RU)
16th May 2009 NCCA Ekaterinburg (RU)


Brown Paper Bag Box at the 1st Bacon Screen Project, London

1st Bacon Screen Project, Sunday 3rd May 2009

Bacon Street Project
14 Bacon Street
London E1 6LF

International young video artists present new video work at Bacon Street Project.
Artist from England, Germany, China, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Greece will join their art in an old east London warehouse that has, been transformed into this intriguing concept store, bringing fashion, a café, gallery and event space under one roof.

At the bar you can have some food, teas, drinks and some amazing bloody maries.

There will be two screening sessions:

1st session at 13:00h
2nd session at 16:00h

Come along to see some of the new video work developed by emerging video artists.

Free entry.


Brown Paper Bag Box confirmed for Portobello Film Festival 2009

Brown Paper Bag Box is confirmed for the Portobello Film Festival London, 3rd - 20th September 2009

The animation will also be screened at 3rd London Film Makers Convention, Inn On The Green, 3 Thorpe Close, London W10, 6pm - 11pm. Admission Free. Monday 23rd March, Thursday 26th March & Tuesday 31st March 2009

Temporary Art Show review in the Huddersfield Examiner

Huddersfield artists host free exhibition at Halifax Piece Hall
Mar 13 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner

HUDDERSFIELD artists are bringing art for art’s sake to the people – without funding or any interest in selling their work.

The Temporary Art Group’s second show is a riot of Sellotaped sticks and tiny wheelchairs.

Plenty of artists whine about not being offered lucrative exhibitions or lavish grants. Not Paddock couple Kevin and Georgia Boniface, though.

They decided they weren’t going to wait to be invited to show off – and didn’t expect to make any money from their art, either.

The pair and their pals – Alice Bradshaw, Bob Milner and Tom Senior – staged their first three-day Temporary Art Show at Bates’ Mill in Queen Street South, Huddersfield last May, covering costs between them.

And they were so staggered by its success that they’ve gleefully set about doing it all over again, only this time in a six-month slot in empty units at Halifax Piece Hall – now up and running.

Their credit crunch-ignoring, DIY ethic is an industrial-strength blast of fresh air for West Yorkshire’s art scene.

Georgia, 37, a full-time mum-of-two, who adores pinning button badges and images of butterflies, planes and pop stars to canvas, says: “You can spend loads of time filling in funding applications that might not even be successful.

“Instead, we spent our time and energy sourcing free stuff, and loved the process.

“We were given furniture and stuck a note up in the Piece Hall toilets appealing for the loan of a tea urn.

“We even got a trolley to go with it. People are volunteering their time to staff the exhibition for us. It’s good.”

The group – who all do ordinary jobs, including Kevin, a Huddersfield postman and Tom from Golcar who works in Marks and Spencer – will probably end up forking out a few hundred pounds in expenses between them to stage their show.

But they think the creative freedom their autonomy gives them will be worth the outlay.

“It really is art for art’s sake,” says Georgia, “We just want people to come and have a look. There are lots of galleries full of traditional art, but nothing locally that showcases contemporary work like ours.

“We’re not even calling our space a ‘gallery’, we think that sounds elitist.”

The Temporary Art Space at numbers 34 and 35 in the Piece Hall will host six separate exhibitions during the timescale up to the end of August.

The first show, which finishes on Friday, March 27, is a spirited selection from 15 artists.

Work includes a collection of freaky, “found” mannequins, a motorised drawing device that happily drags a pen around paper all day, Sellotaped sticks and tiny wheelchairs.

Meanings of these are relevant only if you particularly want to know the whys and wherefores. They should just be enjoyed at face value.

Georgia continues: “None of us were particularly interested in selling work, but we wanted the public to see it.

“When we put on our first show we were worried that people wouldn’t ‘get’ it.

“But because there were five of us, it gave us confidence and we just egged each other on and on.”

Bob – who works together with Tom under the name Milk, Two Sugars – echoes Georgia’s ethos that artists should just get on with it.

He says: “It’s too easy to blame other bodies and the state of the economy for what is essentially a lack of drive and ambition.

“We all have bills to pay. In a project like this, commitment and energy are more important than money.”

The group’s sheer, unbridled enthusiasm is infectious and they have been inundated with artists from all over the UK and further afield wanting to join the Temporary Art Space party.

Their reputation has been further enhanced by Kevin’s rise to prominence last year with the publication of his leftfield diary-of-a-postman, Lost In The Post.

Things, as they say, can only get better – in a home-made, lo-fi sort of way.

Now that the Temporary Art Group has an army of allied artists – together, of course, with their loaned tea urn – their challenge is to turn more of the people of Huddersfield and Halifax on to their work.

Georgia admits many can find cutting-edge art a bit intimidating, but says: “There’s nothing to be scared of.

“People worry that there’s some big secret with art that they’re not getting, but the truth is, there isn’t.

“Just come and see what you think.”

To find out more, go to http://www.temporaryartspace.co.uk/


Temporary Art Space continues until Friday 27th March 2009.


Brown Paper Bag Box in Temporary Art Show

Temporary Art Show is the inaugural exhibition at Temporary Art Space in Halifax, following on from the hugely successful exhibition of the same name in neighbouring Huddersfield. Fifteen artists will exhibit painting, drawing, print, video, sculpture and installation works, responding to the broad theme of "temporary."

Opening: Friday 6th March 2009, 5-8pm

Then: Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sundays 11am - 4pm

Until: Friday 27th March 2009


Rachael Allen

"A bittersweet life.
A one-way journey.
Are you travelling comfortably?

Miniature model-making provides a stage for the exploration of mortal existence, where the fine-line separating birth and death highlights our vulnerable condition as human beings. The miniature vehicles emphasise the uncomfortable reality that is the brevity of life; before long, the vehicle that drives one from birth to youth is replaced by the vehicle that drives the unfortunately disabled to their inevitable death.

To be seduced by these unique miniatures is to enter a diminutive world where annihilation rubs all around; just like looking in the mirror."

Image: Untitled (pushchair)


Georgia Boniface

"Georgia Boniface's background in fashion and textiles is brought to bear on canvas. Traditional appliqué techniques combine with a powerful compositional and graphic sensibility to bring about a vivid, hand-made, ephemeral and precise explosion of military hardware, pin-badges, British flora and fauna and icons of punk rock and modern art."

Image: Untitled


Kevin Boniface

"Kevin Boniface is an artist/writer. He has exhibited irregularly at galleries around the UK. He writes a diary all about being a postman in Huddersfield which won some awards and was published by Old Street Publishing last year as Lost in the Post; The Independent said it would be "a cult classic" and a man on the Amazon website said it was "Utter Rubbish". Kevin has also made a zine called Compact News which Tom said he liked.

Chris at work once said he thought Kevin might not really be a very good artist and that he might just be out to shock people for the sake of it; Kevin told him to go f**k himself.

Kevin - or Jonathan as he sometimes prefers to be known - is exhibiting life-size portraits in white emulsion and black marker pen entitled: Three Graces (Saved for the nation), Bare-Knuckle Boys and Pencil and Crayon."

Image: Three Graces (Saved for the nation)


Alice Bradshaw

"I work with a wide range of media and processes involving the manipulation of everyday objects and materials. Mass-produced, anonymous objects are often rendered dysfunctional caricatures of themselves, addressing concepts of purpose and futility. I create or accentuate subtleties, blurring distinctions between the absurd and the mundane."

Image: Untitled (broken branches mended with sellotape)


Edward Cotterill

"Edward Cotterill makes work that although uses basic materials and skills operates on a sub fantastic level; striving not to be "beautiful" (creating beauty out of the mundane) but less beautiful than the individual objects/materials used. An inverse notion of the term greater than the sum of its parts occupying a world where it is lesser than the sum of its parts, which paradoxically lends the work a skewed aura of beauty. Highlighting how the world is put together."


Julia Douglas

"Julia Douglas is an award winning visual artist based in Scotland. She ponders the relationship people have with the objects they put in their home and aims to tell a story about the inhabitant's life by playfully transforming these items into mixed media sculptures and prints. In her work "Series" she has used a beautiful, hand painted, ceramic Willow Pattern plate as a model and has created a series of cheap, disposable copies. Though the pattern is the same, the serial plates physical attributes are distinctly inferior; they are flimsy paper rather than tactile ceramic; to be disposed of rather than treasured; and printed, rather than hand painted. They reflect a common corruption in commercial practice today."

Image: Series


Francis Elliott

"My work is primarily aimed at trying to pinpoint vectors relating to thought processes, emotions and imaginary spaces; filling in the gaps between experience and assumptions that we all use to make sense of the world around us.

I'm not interested in creating anything new; rather, stripping back the existing world until the mechanisms of each object's implications are revealed.

From my earliest works on canvas to recent blackboard drawings, paint has always been an essential part of my working process; most of my recent work has used paint as a physical surface, to conceal or disrupt common objects, thereby forcing the viewer to question the implications of the original. I have always been fascinated by space, time and movement; the different ways to perceive time, for instance; Garden uses rust to stretch time, leading to living paintings that change imperceptibly but continuously; whilst One Measure removes the hour and minute hands of a normal watch, leaving only an infinite sea of seconds behind."

Image: Dark Globe Download form


Karl Jeron

"Phenomena in contemporary life are the focal point of KH Jeron's artistic interest. He sees his work as an investigation of popular social issues. Often he collects material from public sources like Google, Wikipedia or TV. This material is enacted by small robotic vehicles or compiled into videos. Jeron is interested in shifting the recognition by subtle interventions."

1962 born in Memmingen, Germany
lives and works in Berlin.
1985-1986 Studies painting at the Art Academy Munich
1987-1988 Philosophy of Science and Logic, University Munich
1988-1989 Philosophy of Science and Logic, Freie Universität Berlin
1993-2005 working with Joachim Blank as Blank & Jeron
1999-2006 Lecturer for Multimedia Art at the University of Arts Berlin

Image: Sim Gishel


Imran Jogee

Imran Jogee draws a lot of his inspiration from music whether it be a lyric, an instrument or the mood of a song. He likes the idea of contrasting the serious things with silly things whether it be a picture of a gangster playing tiddlywinks or an animation of an O.A.P. breakdancing. In this case he has contrasted the natural form of a wooden log with the wonky lines of an old school boom box. Unfortunately the radio doesn't work.

Natalie Kay

"My fascination with the fleeting everyday, the dynamics of observation and the anonymity of the individual in society, drives my artistic practice. Within this I explore the relationship between myself as an artist and the observer and audience in relation to those being viewed."


Milk, Two Sugars

"In a world of increasing mediocrity and as an antidote to the culture of manufactured individuality we offer the world the only viable alternative, "Milk, Two Sugars". Milk, Two Sugars is a visual notebook published every month in a limited run of one hundred copies. These are distributed to a varied group of artists, writers, galleries and potential groupies.

The visual partnership of Bob Milner and Tom Senior began in March 2006. Coming together through desperation and fear of obscurity, the notebook is the starting point for a wide selection of work in a range of media. A love of drawing and a desire to communicate the deficient wisdom and combined wit of two exceptionally unfunny people is the motivation to create an array of visually stunning and ultimately forgettable images.

We have fun. We enjoy what we do. It isn't important where we fit in to contemporary culture, in all honesty we really don't seek a place at the table. We'd be happier under the table tying shoelaces together or standing before the court of the "glitterarti-farti" with a microphone and some really horrible and pointless jokes. We'd prefer to be heckled by them than invited to dine. We don't like artists that much.

The visual notebook is the starting point for work in a range of media. We paint, we make films, we write. We have opened our own gallery. We could make all the work sound really interesting and profound or we can treat it as cheap and throwaway. We like it when someone makes their own conclusion. We aren't here to harangue or convince you that we feel pain. Art should be fun and funny and it can be both without being drained of all serious meaning."


Ian Smith

"I have a studio at Westgate Studios in Wakefield where I am currently making sculptures and films.

The boots are a part of an installation work, which also features a chair and a tyre that have been similarly altered by the addition of matches.

As a result of using so many matches I have also acquired hundreds of matchboxes which I have used as building blocks in subsequent installation pieces."

Image: Chair and Tyre from Play With Fire


Jared Szpakowski

"My work deals with themes of identity, purpose, humour & satire and currently involves working predominantly with installation, print and bookmaking. There are certain objects that obsessively persist and recur within my practice such as boxes, ladders, eggs and voyeur holes. My use of personification is both whimsical and quirky but also has the possibility to be read in serious and personal contexts and often involves an almost sinister suggestion of catastrophe.

The formulation of ideas, direction and composition is usually dictated purely by the space itself, be it outdoors, in a derelict area or gallery and work is frequently documented and then abandoned to its fate and to its discovery."

Image: Untitled


Josie Faure Walker

"Destroying the sculptures, paintings, drawings and collages I make has become a necessary ritual. Very little survives, and I find that positive. Much art is talked about without having ever been seen in the flesh, and the direct experience of object and viewer is replaced with whimsically worded press releases or curatorial statements and poor online reproductions. I enjoy these contradictions and questioning them has become a thread connecting my studio practice. Aside from this and the desire to recycle everything that I make into new work after being photographed, the subject matter and material of my work is all over the place."

Image: Untitled