1/02/2014 — 29/03/2014


Dance Swine Dance

Matt Stokes, Long After Tonight (Terry), Production Still 2005

Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK, photographer: Peter Dibdin

Matt Stokes’s work is concerned with an ongoing inquiry into subcultures and phenomena that provide a sense of collectivity, shaping and influencing people’s lives and identities. Winner of the Becks Futures Prize in 2006 and more recently shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2012, Newcastle-based Stokes has established a reputation for his lyrical, elegiac films focussing on music subcultures that are part anthropology, part tribute and part collaboration.

With this exhibition the Grundy will show a selection of his most important works alongside additional archival material, not previously seen. Visitors can expect to see a range of historic and contemporary music scenes represented, including Northern Soul, 'Cave Raves' from the early 90s and American punk in Austin, Texas.