Matthew Noel-Tod
Production image from, Bang! (2012) Matthew Noel-Tod.
Photo: Matthew Noel-Tod 2012

Victoria Park Residency
August 2011 - August 2012

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Department, Chisenhale Gallery premiers Bang! by Matthew Noel-Tod. Produced and filmed during Noel-Tod’s year-long residency with Chisenhale Gallery and Victoria Park, the film focuses exclusively on children and animals two of the main groups who use the Park each day. Imagining a near future where all adults mysteriously disappear, Bang! is set against the backdrop of the newly renovated Victoria Park, including the playgrounds, skate park and Chinese Pagoda.

Screenings of Bang! by Matthew Noel-Tod:

Thursday 30 August, 7pm at Chisenhale Gallery
Saturday 22 September, 2pm in Victoria Park

Victoria Park is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and recently received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore key historic elements in the Park.

Noel-Tod is Chisenhale Gallery’s first artist-in-residence in Victoria Park. Between August 2011-August 2012, Noel-Tod worked with the park rangers, local residents, community groups and day-to-day park users to explore the Park and its many operations.

On Saturday 19 November, Noel-Tod organised a day of film screenings for dogs and their owners, which was held at in Victoria Park (near the Pavilion Café) and in the studio at Chisenhale Gallery. Click here for further information.

In April, Noel-Tod led a series of workshops in Victoria Park with pupils from Chisenhale Primary School and Wellington Primary School. Click here for more information.

Matthew Noel-Tod (born 1978) lives and works in London. Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions and screenings include, Canary Wharf Screen, LUX, London (November 2012), Blind Carbon Copy, Picture this, Bristol and Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008). Recent group exhibitions and screenings include Abject Bloc, Limehouse Town Hall, London (2012), Artists’ Film Club, ICA, London (2011), This is not a photo show, Blue Star Contemporary Art Centre and Unit B Gallery, San Antonio (2010), and Remote Viewing, Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles (2010). He was a participant in the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2007-2008 and is currently a recipient of the Acme Studios Firestation live / work residency 2010-15.