Volkhardt Müller is a German artist and Exeter resident since 2002. His work spans a variety of media, collaborating with people and places to approach major themes shaping contemporary British society, currently through the prism of this one particular city and the surrounding landscapes. Volkhardt has been commissioned and exhibited widely, most recently awarded the 3rd prize and exhibition at Linocut Today, international triennial for contemporary linocut, Galerie der Stadt Bietigheim, Germany. He is currently exploring collisions of print, paint and video as artist ‘in residence’ at TOPOS. He is using this time and space to make and showcase a series of brand new works in response to the city, and to involve local people in that process in extraordinary ways.
TOPOS exhibiting and resident artists 2016-18
Konstantin Bayer, Autonomous Tech Fetish, Adam Garratt, Paula Crutchlow, Hans Kellett, Bettina Amtag, Dan Everton, Jenny Mellings, Jenny Ridgway, Jude Bryson-Meehan, Katy Richardson, Laura Denning, Monica Shanta, Philip Bath
TOPOS work programme 2015-16
Sean Borodale is an artist and a poet. Recent work includes his first full-length collection of poems, published with Jonathan Cape in July 2012. Bee Journal was shortlisted for the Costa, the TS Eliot Prize and Aldeburgh First Collection. He was selected as a Granta New Poet in 2012. In 2013 he appeared on Bristol BBC radio, Ian Macmillan’s The Verb and Paul Farley’s/Tim Dee’s The Echo Chamber on Radio 3. His second collection, Human Work, is out now, published by Cape. He is a judge of the T S Eliot Prize for 2014. He is currently Creative Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Alex Murdin is an artist, writer and curator. He is currently an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University investigating the instrumentalities of art in public space (for example regeneration and sustainability) and the specificities of rural/regional working. He has a track record in developing projects with public and private commissioners, organizing conferences and other advocacy for art in public in the SW and further afield. Recent curated public art programs include “Wide Open Space” and “N3” for Dorset County Council. Alex is currently an Arts Council England Artistic Assessor, Chair of Bside multimedia arts festival, part time Arts Manager for Dorset NHS and also undertakes development work for ALIAS (the Artist Lead Initiatives and Advisory Service in the SW).
Dawn Scarfe works across a variety of media and contexts, including site-specific installation, performance and field recording. Exhibitions include Cut and Splice at Café Oto, London, Sound Art at ZKM Karlsruhe and Tonspur MuseumsQuartier Vienna. She has undertaken residencies with Forestry Commission England (through Sound and Music’s Embedded programme) and MoKS Estonia. Former collaborators include Ryoko Akama, Jiyeon Kim, Jem Finer and soundCamp.
Benjamin Borley is a UK based photographer who is always on the look out for interesting new projects. Benjamin documented the people, objects and events populating the TOPOS project.
Nick Davies (born in St Asaph, Wales, 1985) is an artist, designer, and printer currently living and working in Exeter. His work often revolves around exploring our views of intelligence, creativity, technology, work, and public space. The work often takes the forms of publications, sculpture, and photography. Nick has also worked with a large number of artists creating collaborative publications.
His latest solo show took place in the Exeter Phoenix in November 2014. His most recent art commissions include working with Alias Arts and Ginkgo Projects, and he is currently undertaking collaborative design commissions with Paul Carter and Double Elephant Print Workshop. His first book work d PlsUR of d Txt was recently included in Re:Print: Appropriation (&) Literature published by LuxBooks, Germany. Nick is an Associate Artist at both the Exeter Phoenix and Double Elephant Print Workshop. He is also the chap behind Loophole Projects, Duplicate Editions, and PrtScrPress.