MONOMATIC presented:

Still Believing

An exhibition of new works by Tim Dodds and Thomas Whittle with a reading by Sian Robinson Davies.

MONOMATIC presented:


A group exhibtion.

01.12.15 until 01.01.16

MONOMATIC presented:

Rock Solid

Alistair Grant

19.10.15 until 17.11.15

MONOMATIC presented:

Conversations Between Things

26 Drawings by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Sound by Sian Robinson Davies

10.06.15 until 5.07.15

MONOMATIC presented:

Getting it in the Near Future

Susie Green

24.03.15 until 19.04.15

MONOMATIC presented:

High Five

Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle

1.12.14- 20.12.14

MONOMATIC presented:

The Celtic Body

Jacob Dwyer

26.12.14- 16.01.15

Drop Shot

Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle

17th November until 30th November 2017

MONOMATIC presents Drop Shot, a collaborative project between Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle. The exhibition includes all new work made whilst in residence at Fettes College. The work encompasses screen-printed elements alongside linocuts and drawn images. This new work builds a landscape of characters, isolated objects and abstract patterns that collectively suggest a cobbled-together narrative. This cut and paste approach is explored through the wall-mounted work that stop-start as returning motifs morph and merge. Along side this, Sniff Sniff- a one-off artist book including prints and drawings, presents the raw working elements of Drop Shot. These sketches of ideas play with repetition, variation and sequence in a way unique to the book format.

Shield and Whittle have been making work collaboratively for a number of years. First, they sent artworks to each other using the post, exchanging ideas from their studio and looking after each other’s work. They then started to work collaboratively on small publications and founded Long Distance Press as a way of continuing their work together. Drop Shot is their first exhibition of collaborative works - the title derived from their practice of back and forth, rebounding and returning.



MONOMATIC presented:

A Lie for a Sculpture (Part III), a new work by artist Luke McCreadie.

The work was be presented on 9th December 2017, at Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh. 

Luke McCredie was commissioned by MONOMATIC to produce a new version of his on-going performance work A Lie for a Sculpture

The new work presents ceramic objects, which the artist produced with a school group, alongside a text devised from these objects. The work positions objects alongside text which reflects on the transient nature of understanding, whilst also intensifying the space and time between objects. Words and mouth-space are considered in the same light as objects and real space, where the hand and the tongue are implicit as modes of production. McCreadie takes a museological approach to the forming and choreography of the work, presenting objects which circulate, join and disconnect from the spoken word.

Luke McCredie is an artist and educator living in Newcastle upon Tyne. His work encompasses sculpture, film, performance and text. In the past year he showed solo presentations as part of Invites at The Zabludowicz Collection and Figure 3 at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. As well as in group shows in London, Antwerp, Newcastle and Brooklyn. He studied undergraduate and postgraduate at the Slade School of Art where he now teaches. 

The performance took place at Rhubaba Gallery & Studios 25 Arthur St, Edinburgh, EH6 5DA on Saturday 9th of December at 7pm. 


Drop Shot

Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle

17th November until 30th November 2017

MAUVE hosted by MONOMATIC at Fettes College, Edinburgh.

“The Eventuality Dispenser”

January 27th 2018 until February 9th, 2018.

Preview Friday 26th 5pm.

Everyday routine takes you through the same spaces, places and architecture. Time pressures you as you speed down corridors, across halls, walking from one class to another, from one subject to the next.

Until you’re interrupted as your gaze stumbles on…?

MAUVE is proud to present “The Eventuality Dispenser” at Fettes College, Edinburgh, hosted by MONOMATIC. Artwork will be distributed around the buildings and grounds of Fettes College, sometimes covertly blending into their surroundings, sometimes providing an obvious moment of contrast. We encourage the audience to pause for a while and look closely at the surroundings and ultimately let the school setting transform into a site of multifaceted experience. The exhibition will function like a dispenser: offering you the possibility to interact with the pieces as much or as little as you like.

We will integrate works by Melanie Ebenhoch, Katharina Höglinger, Anastasia Jermolaewa, Stefan Fuchs, Christoph Meier, Lukas Posch, Bernhard Rappold, Titania Seidl, Paulina Semkowicz & Myles Starr, Lisa Slawitz, Pawel Szostak, Lukas Thaler, Thomas Whittle into the context of Fettes College as a site and an institution.

Keep your eyes open.

MONOMATIC presented:

'These fingers read sideways' 

Alexa Hare 
Ben Sanderson 
Lorna Macintyre
Hannah Hughes 
Hiwa K

9th March until 23rd March 2018

MONOMATIC is pleased to present ‘These fingers read sideways’ a group show exploring method, material and photography. In each of these artists’ practices there is an enjoyment of reflection, repetition and diffraction. Their production methods are present for all to see and yet this work plays tricks on us. Theirs is a world which is inviting, enticing, seductive and encouraging. These artists’ persuade the viewer to look through the blinkers in which they themselves inhabit when working. They ask of us to look closely, deeply and keep looking until our eyes hurt. They want us to see something that will emerge only when enticed by the unblinking eye of a quiet watcher.
‘These fingers read sideways’ started as an exploration into an Atget photograph of a simple doorway- How is space depicted?

What space is depicted? How can one inhabit that space? ‘These fingers read sideways’ presents a way of exploring the inner spaces created in artworks and the method which artists employ to produce this space. 

The Bad Vibes Club hosted by Embassy Gallery 

Thursday 1st November 6:30pm

at Embassy Gallery, 10b Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LF

Breathe Imperative

HD video, guided meditation. 45 minutes, 2018

Seething resentment; imposter syndrome; work-life balance; discrimination; office politics; Slack channel bitching; rotten food in the fridge; coffee grounds in the staff room sink; micro-management; glass ceilings; cubicle farms; open plans and hot desks.

Using breathing and visualisation techniques, artists Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau and Hamish MacPherson present a guided meditation for the contemporary work place, taking you from exhaustion to exuberance and beyond.

Followed by

'What do Affects do?'

20 minutes

From call out culture to #metoo, Brexit to Trump, emotions (or affects) drive more and more of our public discourse. Social media and a fast paced culture of news, images and information mean that we experience more affects, and have more opportunities to express them. Are positive affects more powerful than negative ones? Or do negative emotions drive change in ways that positive ones cannot?

In this talk, I will describe what affects are, and how they arise in personal and political contexts. I will talk about the work of the psychologist Silvan Tomkins, and use his ideas to think about the different ways affects drive our behaviour and our culture.

The Bad Vibes Club is a forum for research into negative states. We host lectures & performances, produce original research and release a podcast.

'The Tourist'

Patrick Cole

A new performance work commissioned by MONOMATIC. 

Hosted by Rhubaba Gallery and Studio, Edinburgh.

Thursday 29th November 7pm

MONOMATIC presents ‘The Tourist’, a new commission by Patrick Cole. We find ourselves on holiday- on a beach with Cole.  Theatrical prop like sculptures aid us on a story telling journey that flits between the hilarious and tragic. Cole presents the isolation and loneliness of this space and the odd characters that inhabit it. Through monologue we explore this beach together with Cole as our masked guide pointing to the underbelly, the often out of sight and over looked.