Tony Stallard

Incubus

Incubus - photo 1
Incubus - photo 2
Incubus - photo 3
Incubus - photo 4

Rug, Roof Tiles, Dove Feathers and Neon

“Incubus” was one of those rare works that seemed to make itself and it felt like I was simply helping that process.

I brought two sections of red neon and attached them to the roof of the central beam of the barn attic. I decided to use a rug as a base directly beneath this to allow a playful element (memories came to mind of constructing objects on my mother’s carpet as a child).

I then decided to use some spare roof tiles beneath the dovecote’s entrance to allow a construction process from this rug toward the neon as a suggestion of organic growth toward the neon as a synthetic light source, alluring but menacing.

Because of the nature of the tiles and the emulation of the roof itself this seemed to develop its own form.

While collecting the tiles, I noticed that the doves were continually losing their feathers onto them. I placed the feathers within the interior of the cylindrical construction, with the doves’ flutter above the attic as the only sound.

There came a point where the tiles refused to adhere to the construction (about 4 feet up) which seemed perfect as this allowed visibility into the interior where the dove feathers became blood red from the neon directly above.

There are many private thoughts that came to mind while building this and I feel that this tied in perfectly with the timeless museum that is Sacy, abundant in organic growth both creative and decaying.

In reference to “I, incubo” 1781
Johann Heinrich Fuseli

Tony Stallard, August 2003


Previous Work

Tony Stallard
Genesis
The Frankenstein Project
Angel

Left: “Genesis” - Greenhouse and Neon Sculptural Installation, Hart 2001, Hull, England

Centre: “The Frankenstein Project” - Killer Whale Skull, Container & Neon
Public Art Commission, South Shore Promenade, Blackpool, England

Right: “Angel” - Mixed Media, Neon & Digital Film Projection
Sculptural Installation, Artist Residency, Konsthall Gallery, Finland

Tony Stallard Born 1958. Lives in Essex. E-mail tony-stallard@tiscali.co.uk Web www.tonystallard.co.uk Exhibitions
2010
ArtCity Festival, Calgary, Canada -

Species ‘1890’

- Mixed media & Neon
2008

Clown

, North Shore Promenade, Blackpool -

Clown

- Neon and Mixed media
2007

Wade

, Bellevue Park, Toronto, Canada -

Abyss

- Neon and Digital film
2005

Sea of Dreams

, Den Helder, Netherlands -

Ghost

- Neon, Mixed media, Live art
2004
Mayrau Mines, Kladno, Czech Republic -

Seam

- Neon and Mixed media Nelimmarkka Museum, Finland -

Phoenix

- Live event and Installation Kingsgate Gallery, London -

Crashing in the Same Car

- Installation
2003-2004

Spectrum

Touring show -

Nightwatch

- Installation
2003
Château de Sacy, Sacy-le-Petit -

Incubus

- Rug, Roof tiles, Dove feathers and Neon
2002-2004
R.D.S.S. Cumbria Arts, Cumbria -

Drop in the Ocean

2001-2002
Konstall Vaasa, Finland -

Angel

- Mixed media, Neon & Digital film
2001

Hart 2001

, Hull -

Genesis

- Mixed media and Neon Woodlands Art Gallery, London -

Viral Strain

- Neon and Media
2000
Turtle Arts Gallery, Nottingham -

Mainlining

- Neon and Media Sculpture Trail, Hook Van Holland -

Alembic

- Neon and Media Netherlands -

Torpedoloods

- Sculpture installation
1999
The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool -

Clone 3

- Neon and Media installation Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries -

Kit

- Neon and Lead
1998
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery -

Mutant

- Sheep’s skull, Neon and Media
1996
The Climbing Castle, London -

Babel

- Neon installation The Space Gallery, London -

Tribal Gene

- Neon installation
1995
Francis Cooper Gallery, Dundee -

Brave New World

- Neon installation Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh -

Mercurius

- Sculptural installation
1989
South London Art Gallery, London - Sculptural installation
1984
Shibuya and Shinigawa Galleries, Japan - Mixed media installations Mitsubishi Gallery, Japan - Mixed media installation Commissions
2011
Yate Youth Café, Bristol -

Pulsar

- Interactive light sculptural public artwork - Artpoint & South Gloucester Council Lurgan Park, Portadown -

Navigator

- Sculptural installation - Craigavon Council & community project
2010
Manchester Centre, Calgary, Canada -

Guardian

- Major light sculpture - Calgary Regeneration Scheme Arts & Culture Brownlow Linear Park, Craigavon -

Castles

- 3 Public art commissions for the Housing Estates within the Park Ipswich Wet Docks, Ipswich Council -

Crows Nest

- Interactive light sculpture - Wharf side Barking and Dagenham Council -

Constellation

- Interactive Regeneration project - T.F.L. and urban designers 6 urban lightworks
2009
N18 Ennis Bypass, Co Clare, Eire -

The Cathach

Site-Specific Stainless Steel and LED Light Sculpture Titanic Quarter, Belfast -

Kit

- Major Public Light Sculpture - Regeneration 5 year plan
2008
Bushey Arches, Watford Junction -

Ghost Train

- Regeneration scheme light sculpture + Green Heart Partnership Benfleet, Castlepoint, Essex -

Dragon

- Historic Monument with Live community project Llandrindod Wells, Wales -

Mercurius

- Light sculpture for Inner Gateway, Safle Powys Yeats Memorial, Ballisodare, Eire -

Flame

- Light sculptural memorial to commemorate W B Yeats Silwood Estate, Surrey Quays -

Banquet

- Light sculpture, Live art / Film for Estate and Community Centre
2005
Supercultivator, Jakobstaadt, Finland -

Wipe Out

- Light work, Film and Live event Hollywood Arches, Belfast -

Gene

- Neon, PIR systems
2003-2004
CI&AS Cultural Quarter, Leicester -

Cipher

- Light sentinel, Neon, PIR, Sound and Motion Architectural collaboration St Johns Roundabout, Biddulph, Stoke -

Lamplight

- Mixed media, Earthwork & Phasing Neon
2003
Jesolo de Lido, Italy -

Portico

- Light sculpture installation (Commissions East; Venice Biennale 2003)
2002-2004
R.D.S.S. Cumbria Arts -

Drop in the Ocean

- Mixed media event
2002
Vaasa Konsthall, Finland -

Angel

- Mixed media, Neon and Digital film
2001
Hart 2001, Hull -

Genesis

- Mixed media with Neon
2000-2001
Blackpool Promenade -

The Frankenstein Project

- Mixed media with neon - Blackpool Borough Council
2000
Hook Van Holland -

Across the Border

- Sculptural installation with neon - Essex Arts, British and Rotterdam Arts Council
1999-2000
Plowden and Thompson Glass Quarter -

Void

Neon sculptural Installation - Dudley County Council
1999
Gracefield Arts Centre -

subverted suburbia

- Sculptural installation (Lead and Neon) - Dumfries and Galloway Arts Council
1998-1999
Paddington Arts Centre -

Double Helix

- Neon light commission - London Arts Board - Lottery Commission For Roof Atrium
1998
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery -

Mutant

- Neon and Mixed media - Scottish Arts Council
1997
Norwich Sculpture Trail -

Flame

- Neon sculpture for Norwich Arts Festival - Norwich County Council
1996-1997
Dick Institute, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock -

Muse

- Site-specific sculpture (Granite and Neon) - Scottish Arts Council - Robert Burns Centenary
1996
Battle of Culloden Bicentenary -

Blood

- Neon installation - Inverness Council
1995
Madeley Court Gallery, Shropshire -

New Breed

- Sculptural installation - Telford Council Wysing Arts Cambridge, Eastern Arts -

Mercurius 2

- Yorkstone and Lights
1993
Visionfest 93, Sefton Park, Liverpool -

Trophy

- Stone Boyle ’93’ Irish Arts Festival -

Pearl

- Stone
1992
Dalby Forest, Yorkshire -

Cradle

- Stone Teaching
2001
Svenska Konstskolans, Finland - Computer Art/Public Art
1999 to date
Redden Court School, Harold Wood - Teaching Art Part-Time
1997-1999
Bishops Hill, Adult Education Centre, Shenfield - Teaching Art, Still Life and Life Drawing
1997-1998
Mayflower School, Billericay - A.C.S.A. Teaching Art, Still Life and Life Drawing
1983-1984
Goodwill Institute, Tokyo, Japan - Teaching English as a Foreign Language Visiting Lectures/Seminars
2002
Cumbria Institute of the Arts - B.A. & M.A.
2001
Svenska Konstskolans - Graduates
2000
Stourbridge College - B.A. & M.A.
1996
Dick Institute, Kilmarnock - General Public
1995
Madeley Court School, Telford - All Years Art Class Artistic Education
1996-1997
Tower Hamlets College - Digital Image Manipulation
1995
Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art - M.F.A. Public Art
1991-1993
Wimbledon School of Art, London - M.A. Site Specific Sculpture
1986-1989
Camberwell School of Art, London - B.A. Hons. Fine Art (2-1)
1984-1986
Chelsea School of Art, London - H.N.D. Mural Design
1976-1977
Walthamstow College of Art and Design, London - Foundation Course