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Liam Jolly is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Redruth, Cornwall. He graduated from University College Falmouth with a MA in Fine Art Contemporary Practice in 2012 and has since exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2012 he co-founded artist run project space CMR, and in 2018 launched Auction House, an exhibition and project space, both in Redruth. 


Auction House hosts a regular programme of public exhibitions and events, recently including Mark Leckey’s Music & Video Lab, a project that offered people aged 18-24 the opportunity to learn video editing and music production which Jolly co-led with the Turner Prize Winning Artist, in association with CAST in Helston.


His recent exhibitions, awards and residencies include : Four Four, Grays Wharf, Penryn. 2022, Pa-ra-did-dle (with Krystle Patel), TURF Projects, Croydon; Antibodies, Make Tank, Exeter; Your Foot in my Face and other Tectonic Strategies, Kingsgate Project Space, London. 2021; Where is the Way to Arcadia? in So the Red Rose, Tyman & Webster, Arkadien festival, Ebersberg Kunstverein, Germany. 2021; Synethesia, Online Project 2020, Amen Brother, Exeter Phoenix Artists Moving Image Commission 2018; Structures, Newlyn Art Gallery.


He is also a musician and music promoter and has staged hundreds of shows within the South West, bringing artists from all over the world to the region, as well as curating stages at several major music festivals. He's played in a whole range of bands over the last 20 years and currently plays drums in Disco Rococo, alongside fellow artists Alice Mahoney & Stuart Blackmore.   

Lives and works in Redruth, Cornwall. UK 

2010 - 2012 - MA Fine Art Contemporary Practice (Distinction) - University College Falmouth
1998 - 2001 - BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class) - University Of Hertfordshire

Solo Exhibitions                 

F O U R F O U R - Grays Wharf, Penryn. 2022

Work in Progress - Auction House, Redruth. 2020

Amen Brother - Exeter Phoenix, Exeter. 2018
between us - Back Lane West, Redruth. 2017
AAA - Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter. 2017
I'm Fed up of Looking at Things - Krowji, Redruth, Cornwall. 2013          

Selected Exhibitions 

Pa-ra-did-dle  - with Krystle Patel, TURF Projects, Croydon. Nov 2021 and Back Lane West, Redruth. Dec 2021

Antibodies - Maketank, Exeter. 2021

Your Foot in my Face and other Tectonic Strategies - Kingsgate Project Space, London. 2021

Where is the Way to Arcadia? in So the Red Rose, Tyman & Webster, Arkadien festival, Ebersberg Kunstverein, Germany. 2021

Synesthesia - Online Project 2021
Break us Gently - in collaboration with Georgia Gendall & Rosanna Martin - Porthmeor Studios. St Ives. 2019
Sol-Force (curated by Jesse Leroy Smith), Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. 2019
Axisweb x Artwalk Wakefield, Wakefield. 2019
Where it is, there it is - Auction House, Redruth. 2018
Structures - Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn. 2018
Plymouth Contemporary Open - KARST, Plymouth. 2017
Everything is F**ked, CMR Project Space, Redruth. 2017
Visions in the Nunnery - Bow Arts, London. 2016
Inland Art Festival:The Future Project, Redruth. 2016
LIMBO Associate Members Show selected by Adam Chodzko - Limbo, Margate. 2015
One for the Frog with Kirsty Lowry - Back Lane West, Redruth. 2014 
INNterval - Halsetown Inn, St Ives. 2014                       
Thinking Out Loud with Alice Mahoney - Tardis Projects, Truro. 2013


The Exchange - via CAMP, initiated by Eastside Projects, Birmingham. 2021

Structures (led by Ivo Ringe) - Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn. 2018

between us - Back Lane West, Redruth. 2017
The Cornwall Workshop led by Christina Mackie. 2017
Weekend Shift pt2 - Residency exchange at Back Lane West Redruth. 2014
Weekend Shift - Residency exchange at Stryx Birmingham 2013


Cultivator Cultural Investment Grant, 2022

CAMP Mentoring Grant working with Simeon Barclay, 2022

Cultivator Skills Development Award, working with Ella Frears, 2020

Cultivator Mentoring Award, working with George Vasey, 2020

Exeter Phoenix Artists Moving Image Commission, 2018 
Visual Art South West Artist Bursary, Artist Jamboree, 2018
​a-n New Collaborations Bursary Award with Kirsty Lowry, 2013/14
Axis Web, MAstars, 2012.
Sandra Blow Scholarship Award, 2012


F O U R F O U R, 2022 

Plymouth Contemporary Open. 2017
​Everything is F**ked. 2017

Curated Shows
Where it is, there it is - with Rosanna Martin as part of Groundwork, Auction House, Redruth. 2018
TR-FIFTEEN - CMR, Redruth, Cornwall. 2012
Martin Creed, Work No. 227 : The lights going on and off, Tardis Projects, Tardis House, Truro. 2012


Visiting Lecturer, University College Falmouth, 2021+

Founder/Director - Auction House, Studio provider and project space, Redruth - @auctionhouseart 2018 +
Co-director Back Lane West, Redruth, 2023 

Director - Tardis Projects, Truro, Cornwall - More information -
Co-Founder/Co-Director - CMR, Redruth, Cornwall (2012 - 2014) 


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