Posts tagged: 2006

Rachel Goodyear, Unable to Stop because they were too close to the line, 2006

Artist: Rachel Goodyear

Title: Unable to Stop because they were too close to the line

Year: 2006

Medium: Limited edition prints from original drawings

Dimensions: variable

Accession Number: US2013-2

Acquisition info:

Known for her dark humor, broadly monochromatic palettes, and fantastical motifs— which include blood, animals, masks, and carcasses— Rachel Goodyear describes her drawings as an exploration of “desire, fear, greed, envy, and deceit.” Of her practice she observes, “[My drawings of animals] are more human than most, while the people that I draw are starting to become more feral as their social boundaries begin to drop away.” Though Goodyear usually works in small formats, she has recently begun to work on a larger scale, and also produces porcelain sculptures. She counts the filmmaker David Lynch among her major influences.
(source: Islington Mill)

UNABLE TO STOP BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO CLOSE TO THE LINE is a collection of drawings commissioned by LIME. It is a reflection of a 6 month period of chemotherapy where the artist and patient are one and the same. This was an unusual project in that as a patient I was experiencing the illness and treatment, and as an artist I was standing outside of myself and observing what was happening. This dual existence is expanded in this text by the interruptions of extracts from my diaries shown in italics. These texts drifting off at a tangent reflect my regular escapes into a visual world of fiction throughout the whole experience.
(source & full artists’ statement on Rachel Goodyear website).

Rachel is a long-term studio holder at Salford studios Islington Mill, and recently became a Board member and co-Director. She is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.

View the full set of works: Unable to Stop Because They Were Too Close To The Line
Main site: rachelgoodyear.com


Leong Owen, Hole, 2006

Artist: Leong, Owen

Title: Hole

Year: 2006

Medium: Digital photograph

Dimensions: 110 x 140cm

Accession Number: US2019-01

Acquisition info:

During a residency in Manchester in 2006, Leong borrowed aristocratic costumes from Manchester theatres, to explore connotations of class and status – continuing a wider body of work which examines systems and symbols of representation, power, identity and culture. The small hole digitally created on the figure’s wrist suggests a ‘rupture’ in our expected perceptions of identity – who is this figure and what positions of authority or status may they possess?

Chinese-Australian artist Leong works in performance, photography, sculpture and video. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Artereal Gallery, Sydney (2021) and group shows at: Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2021), Newcastle Art Gallery (2019) and Art Central Hong Kong (2017).

This work was gifted from the artist and the CFCCA archives in 2019.


Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs), 2006

Artist: Albert Adams

Title: The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs)

Year: 2006

Medium: Set of 7 Lithograph Prints

Dimensions: Variable

Accession Number: US2012-92 (a to g)

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.

Acquisition info: Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund.

A print depicting a monkey performing a handstand, atop the hands of a human figure, balenced on a tightrope. The figures are rendered through dark lines, against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) A, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A figure with large eyes, peaking out from a dark cloak with a pointed hood, balences on a tightrope, one arm extended to the right. The figure is depicted in dark lines against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) B, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A figure on a unicycle, balences on a tightrope, Their head is obscured by a dark pointed hood, and their arms are extended out in front of them. he figure is depicted in dark lines against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) C, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicts a dark money performing a handstand on a tightrope. The monkey has it's back facing the viewer, but looks back, their face upsidown. Their tale curves up to point towards their face. Around their waist, a red cord is tied.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) D, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A pale print depicts a sketchy figure. The figure is sat, their legs bent at the knee, and their right arm rests at their side. From the waist up the figure is hard to make out, but lines draw to a point at the centre top of the image.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) E, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicting a monkey, atop the shoulders of a figure. Both have their arms crossed in front of them. The monkies hands are tinted pink. The hands of the monkey obscure the face of the figure upon who's shoulders the monkey is sat.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) F, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicting a monkey, atop the shoulders of a figure. Both have their arms crossed in front of them. The monkies hands are tinted pink, the other figure wears a yellow tie with green stripes.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio of Artists’ Proofs) G, 2006, Print. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.

Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio), 2006

Artist: Albert Adams

Title: The Circus (Portfolio)

Year: 2006

Medium: Set of 7 Lithograph Prints

Dimensions: H: 76.5cm W: 56.5cm

Accession Number: US2012-91 (a to g)

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.

Acquisition info: Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund.

A print depicting a monkey performing a handstand, atop the hands of a human figure, balenced on a tightrope. The figures are rendered through dark lines, against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) A, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A figure with large eyes, peaking out from a dark cloak with a pointed hood, balences on a tightrope, one arm extended to the right. The figure is depicted in dark lines against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) B, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A figure on a unicycle, balences on a tightrope, Their head is obscured by a dark pointed hood, and their arms are extended out in front of them. he figure is depicted in dark lines against a natural yellow background.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) C, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicts a dark money performing a handstand on a tightrope. The monkey has it's back facing the viewer, but looks back, their face upsidown. Their tale curves up to point towards their face. Around their waist, a red cord is tied.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) D, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A pale print depicts a sketchy figure. The figure is sat, their legs bent at the knee, and their right arm rests at their side. From the waist up the figure is hard to make out, but lines draw to a point at the centre top of the image.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) E, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicting a monkey, atop the shoulders of a figure. Both have their arms crossed in front of them. The monkies hands are tinted pink. The hands of the monkey obscure the face of the figure upon who's shoulders the monkey is sat.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) F, 2006, Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.
A print depicting a monkey, atop the shoulders of a figure. Both have their arms crossed in front of them. The monkies hands are tinted pink, the other figure wears a yellow tie with green stripes.
Albert Adams, The Circus (Portfolio) G, 2006. Image Courtesy the Artist’s Estate. Photography by Museums Photography North West.

Albert Adams, What? and When, 2006

Artist: Albert Adams (b. 1929 – d. 2006)

Title: What? and When

Year: 2006

Medium: Etching

Dimensions: 76 cm x 56 cm

Accession Number: US2012-87

Acquisition info:

Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund.

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.


Albert Adams, Ape on a Tightrope, 2006

Artist: Albert  Adams  (b. 1929 – d. 2006)

Title: Ape on a Tightrope

Year: 2006

Medium: Etching and Aquatint

Dimensions: 62.6 cm x 75.2 cm

Accession Number: US2012-37

Acquisition info:

Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund.

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.


Albert Adams, Seated Ape, 2006

Artist: Albert Adams, (b. 1929 – d. 2006)

Title: Seated Ape

Year: 2006

Medium: Etching and Aquatint

Dimensions: H: 86cm W: 66cm

Accession Number: US2012-73

Acquisition info:

Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund.

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.


Albert Adams, Ape on a Tightrope, 2006

Artist: Albert Adams

Title: Ape on a Tightrope

Year: 2006

Medium: Print

Dimensions: H: 86cm W: 67cm

Accession Number: US2012-38

Acquisition info:

Gift from Edward Glennon, 2012. Supported by the ArtFund

This work is part of our Albert Adams Special Collection.