Hugh Mooney

Hugh Mooney

Gumi, South Korea

About Hugh Mooney

Born in England 61
Studied Fine art, Art history and Anthropology then I found myself in Korea

I now favour peformance work, spoken word and improvised pieces. I do still use a lot of photography, collage and assemblage work( both old fashioned scissor tape and computer methods)
Inspiration? How would I know? What do you think I am? An artist?


BA in Fine Art Sunderland
BA Anthropolgy/ Art History Oxford Brookes
MA 20th Century Art History

1989-1994 (PT) University Of Sunderland Art & Design
1994 Teesside Tertiary College City & Guilds Video Production
1997-2000 Oxford Brookes University BA (Hons) Anthropology/History of Art
2002-2004 Goldsmiths College MA 20th Century Art History

Present/ ongoing Projects
Glen and Vincent ( Multi-media performance pieces mixing music, video, text and still images pieces for new media festival in Banbury, clubs in Oxford, seeking to extend performance projects in around Swansea.
Various One man spoken word performances and exhibitions

Art work/ Performance Projects
13 Plinths Found object exhibition Swansea town centre
Various readings and performances as part of Swanses City wide Art project
Momento us collaged art books, Oxfam Book shop Swansea
Time spent developing/ writing performance work concepts projects in
in development multi-media exhibitions in Swansea and surrounding area.
Vent- One Month residency at Ovada Gallery, Oxford. Project
included improvised and scripted performance, use of ready mades
and relabeling of the building features
Pool.Murd.Er ( Video work) Max10. October, Newlyn Gallery, Falmouth
The Fish Skeleton, Boot and Key Model Spoken word piece, July, Brainjelly Live Art Showcase, UCE School of Fine
Art Birmingham.
The Udder Side Summer artists residency in Oxford involved the production of three installation exhibitions
Gowntown Collaborative multi-media exhibition using video, photography and text. Works were exhibited in Oxford department store
1997- 2000
Spiked Shoes and a Lorra Lorra Lego Sculpture exhibition held in Oxford computer shop
Commissioned murals in hoses and offices
Medium Tedium Performance using spoken word and slide projection
Play/ Play 2/ Play 3 annually repeated evening of performance monologues
L.A.V.A (Lazenby Artists Vision in Action) Arts co-op aimed at unifying the local community, artists and business, through
mixedmedia works
Knock Kneed Annie and her Kids Sculpture exhibition
The sexes can be interchanged Graduation piece at Sunderland University
Artery arts co-op producing cross-form performances, using theatre, poetry, music and art.
Come into the Garden Horde: Festival of music, poetry and art held in Valley Gardens, Saltburn.
1990- 1994
Temporary: Long series of open air sculptural works- Each work was destroyed after showing.
Worked with local bands to produce visual images at live gigs


November 12th- December 3rd
none art exhibition and residency
Rednile heart (PopUp )Gallery Middlesbrough

Making work for the new Writers` Block space in Middlesbrough


1st of May- Curating and exhibiting in Pound and Found Art show- An exhibition of artworks that cost either £1 to make,. or nothing because the artist used found materials.

Middlesbrough UK