mike kilyon


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All photographs © Mike Kilyon www.mikekilyon.co.uk

Contact: mike@mikekilyon.co.uk
mike kilyon

Working in collaboration with artists and writers, photographer and publisher Mike Kilyon likes to be involved in projects which stretch boundaries and offer fresh or unusual perspectives, and bring as yet unrepresented voices to the public. See also his publishing website nakedeyepublishing.co.uk.

forthcoming exhibitions . . .

Sat 3rd August to Sat 24th August 2024
Translating The Body
Joint exhibition with four other photographers
Trapezium Gallery, BD1

Oct-Nov-Dec 2024
Translating The Body
Joint exhibition with four other photographers
The Folly Gallery, Settle

previous exhibitions . . .

Mike completed a long-term project with writer Sue Vickerman involving the production of more than a dozen videos, six websites, three works of fiction and two poetry collections, and extensive photographic work - also the staging of several performance events from Swindon to Shanghai. The culmination of this work was shown in a joint exhibition with Sue Vickerman as part of the Three Peaks Arts open studios exhibitions from 12th - 27th October 2019.

12th - 27th October 2019
The Suki Project
The culmination of a long term project in collaboration with Sue Vickerman
Three Peaks Arts open studios exhibition

6th and 7th July 2019
All Stations Go! 
Joint exhibition, Three Peaks Arts

September – November 2016
“Who Will Survive This?”
Gallery on The Green, Settle
An installation by myself and Sue Vickerman in a telephone box. More information here.
GALLERY :: here ::

September 2016
“Shanghai Odyssey”
Saltaire Festival Paintings by Jane Fielder, Photographs by Mike Kilyon. More information here.
GALLERY :: here ::

June – July 2016
“An Array of Aprons” Grassington Festival
Group exhibition. More information here (page 17). 
GALLERY :: here ::

March – April 2016
“Shanghai Odyssey”
Bingley Gallery, Bingley
Paintings by Jane Fielder, Photographs by Mike Kilyon.
More information here.
GALLERY :: here ::

A discussion/poetry/video event was held at both of the Shanghai Odyssey exhibitions, once in Bingley and twice in Saltaire. Mike's video short of Jane in Shanghai was shown at the events and can be seen  :: here ::

earlier exhibitions . . .

Working with Sue Vickerman, Mike took photographs and submitted them to group exhibitions under the name of 'Bel'. Bel is a character who features in the fictional autobiographical trilogy of Suki the Life Model. Like Suki - Bel does not exist, though her photographs do...
  • A Small Life: Suki, Leeds Gallery, 1st-30th October 2012
  • Line, The Delius Centre, Bradford, 4th-18th December 2012,
  • Leeds Life Drawing Exhibition, Leeds Gallery, 17th December 2012 - 17th January 2013
  • Domestic Cherry, Artsite and The Post Modern gallery, Swindon, 7th - 18th May 2013
  • The Dean Clough Studio Artists, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, 4th May - 16th June 2013
A video short attributed to Bel (The Life Room 1. Dean Clough) was shown on continous loop at The Dean Clough Studio Artists exhibition in May - June 2013. Others, including The Life Room 10. Qi Qi's Cafe Bar, were shown at various venues in Shanghai in 2015. The full set of Life Room video shorts can be seen on Bel's website here.

A video Short by Mike of Jane Fielder's visit to Shanghai has been shown at a number of events in the UK, including at the Bingley Gallery and Saltaire Festival. It can be seen here.


other projects . . .

:: naked eye :: artMart :: bel the photographer :: the life room :: bel in shanghai :: mike in shanghai ::

Some work was related to a created persona, Bel the photographer. This originated from work with Sue Vickerman. Bel is a colleague of Suki the life model. Together Suki and Bel developed a project, The Life Room. You can see the results here. More of my work was influenced by a year in Shanghai which led to the work displayed in the exhibitions in 2016. You can see a little more of what I got up to in China on Bel's blog here and my blog here; also on the artMart site.

On my return from China I set up a publishing house, Naked Eye publishing. That has been my main project since then. More information is on the website here.

photograph of swan