Tuesday 22 August, 10am-6pm
Wednesday 23 August, 10-11am
Emma Biggs (b.1956, UK) and Matthew Collings (b.1955, UK) are an artist duo based in Norfolk. Emma Biggs studied Fine Art (Museum Studies) at Leeds University (1976-80). Matthew Collings studied painting at the Byam Shaw Art School (1974-78), and Goldsmiths College (1990-92). They began their collaboration as Biggs & Collings in 2001, and are internationally renowned for their works in mosaic and abstract, oil-on-canvas paintings, through which they celebrate historical notions of art, centered upon colour, light, and perception. Collings is also notable for his work as a critic, and has written and presented documentary films for the BBC related to art history and culture.
Solo exhibitions include: They Shall be Male and Female, Vigo Gallery, London (2016); Living Creature, Vigo Gallery, London (2015); Suspicious Utopias, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas, USA (2014); The Whole Earth, Vigo Gallery, London (2012); Mudlark, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (2011); Pattern Industry, FAS Contemporary, London (2011); Five Sisters, York St Mary’s - York City Art Gallery, York (2009); English Primitive, FAS Contemporary, London (2008).
Group exhibitions include: HA-BIT-US, The Observer Building, Hastings (2016); The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2016); Turn the Colour Down!, Turps Gallery, London (2016); Collateral Drawing, UCS, Ipswich (2015); The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - London (2015/2014/2013); The Future Can Wait, Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensation, London (2013); John Moore's Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (Prize winners) (2012); Ha Ha What Does This Represent?, Standpoint Gallery, London (2012); Friendship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London (2011).