Elliott Flanagan collaborated with Venture Arts artist Barry Finan on a performance of Barry's text based work at our VA Collective, 'The Hand that Makes the Sound'.
Elliott Flanagan is an artist, poet and writer exploring contemporary masculinity via psychogeographic dreams and disorienting post-industrial backdrops of exotica and lovesickness. Local landmarks transfigure into divine monuments, fast paced reality blends with fragments of memory and a personal high pop culture. His book Recreation, a poem and short story influenced by his background growing up in Burnley, was commissioned by Burnley Words Festival 2023 and published by Pendle Press. He was commissioned by Venture Arts during the same year to collaborate with artist Barry Finan on a performance of text based work at The Hand that Makes the Sound.
In 2022 he exhibited Something exotic and euro, an installation of new work at The Whitaker that incorporated poetry, spoken word, field recordings, photography, film stills and a curated tracklist. His poetic work Blancmange, a book and accompanying video piece, was commissioned for A Modest Show, part of British Art Show 2022. In 2024, two of Flanagan’s poems are to be published in Masculinity: an anthology of modern voices by Broken Sleep Books. He is a resident DJ at Slack’s Radio and has exhibited widely including HOME (2021), g39 Cardiff, Venice Biennale and Begehungen, Chemnitz (2019).
Find out more about Elliott on his website.
Elliott Flanagan's exhibitions and events
LLE Projects: Stage
Kingsgate Project Space, London2023
Focus on Artist Filmmakers
The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rawtenstall2023
Something exotic and euro
The Whitaker, Rawtenstall2022
VA Collectives | Narratives
Bonington Gallery, Dryden St, Nottingham, NG1 4GG.
30th Nov 2023 - 30th Nov 2023
Abundance | London
V.O Curations, 56 Conduit St, London, W1S 2YZ.
5th Dec 2023 - 10th Dec 2023
Horace Lindezey & Eamonn Canniffe: Manchester Memories
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester M15 4GB.
23rd Nov 2023 - 23rd Nov 2023
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