02. - 08. september 2024
Eclipse | Tom Lovelace

Thursday 1 September – Sunday 9 October

Eclipse is a new installation at NŌUA by London based artist Tom Lovelace. This exhibition is the latest iteration of Lovelace’s Living Pictures series, which converge photography and performance, creating immersive, fluid and interactive exhibition spaces. 

Eclipse will present an imaginary stage located amongst the stars above us. Theatre has been key to the development of Lovelace’s recent work and this exhibition will include scheduled performances on 1st, 2nd and 3rd September. Following these performances, the exhibition will provide a space for visitors to explore and to take their own photographs, using the installation as a backdrop. The exhibition will also include a display of film work. 

Lovelace’ Living Pictures installations have previously been exhibited at the National Gallery (London), Van Gogh House (London), The National Museum of Art (Riga), Sid Motion Gallery (London), Materia Gallery (Rome) and Flowers Gallery (London). 

TOM LOVELACE is a London based artist, working within spaces between photography, performance and sculpture. Lovelace’s practice presents fluid environments and exhibition encounters, positioning the body at the centre of abstract languages and legacies. Central themes to his research encompass the collaborative histories of photography, theatre and the role of Minimalism within contemporary culture. As a Lecturer Lovelace works at the Royal College of Art, University for the Creative Arts and Glasgow School of Art.

Recent exhibitions and displays include Known and Strange, Victoria and Albert Museum (London 2021-2022), A Japanese Dream, Van Gogh House London (2022), Bathers, The National Gallery (London 2022) & Sid Motion Gallery (London 2021), The Dancer and the Shadow, Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris 2020), On Photographic Beings, The National Museum of Art, (Riga, Latvia 2020), Mirror Mirror, Atelier NŌUA (Norway 2020) and The State of Things, Landskrona Foto (Sweden 2020).

Lovelace’s practice has been featured and reviewed in Time Out London, Le Monde diplomatique, Frieze Magazine, The Financial Times, Dazed and Confused, 1000 Words Magazine, AnOther Magazine, Foam, Wallpaper Magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph, Vogue, Aesthetica Magazine, American Suburb X, Photoworks, Self Publish Be Happy and British Journal of Photography.

Lovelace has previously been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Prix Pictet Award and the Infinity Award (International Center of Photography, New York). His self-published books, Work Starts Here (2013) and This way up (2016) are held in the Tate Artist's Book Collection. 

Lovelace studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth, receiving BA First Class Honours before studying Art History and Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. 

Date exhibition:
Thursday 1 September – Sunday 9 October

Time exhibition 1 - 4 September:
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Date performance 1 - 3 September:
Thursday: 15:00 - 15:30
Friday: 12:30 - 13:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 13:00

Drop in.
Artist Tom Lovelace will hold a short introduction about his artistic practise as part of each performance (10 min)

NŌUA exhibition space
2nd floor, Storgata 56
8003 Bodø




Bodø Biennale

Typhaine Delaup
Tom Lovelace
Karsten Lunde

Supported by:
Arts Council Norway

Photo (above):
Tom Lovelace, Still life with figure (2020)

Photo (below):
Tom Lovelace, Garden Eclipse (2022)
Tom Lovelace, Eclipse (2022)