Macromancy: Britain and the North East of England, 1985-2019

A book and exhibition project with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, and hopefully German art publisher, Kerber Verlag scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021. The project explores the social political and economic changes that the UK has seen over 35 of the 40 years of the neoliberal project that Margaret Thatcher unleashed when she came to power in 1979. The project has its emphasis on my home region of the North-east of England, which has been hit disproportionately hard by the social vacuum created with the destruction of the industrial working class and their communities, and how resentment, anger and betrayal weaves a complex web through the narratives of Brexit.