Duncan McAfee

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Duncan McAfee - Artist CV

Duncan McAfee is a London-based, British artist, musician and teacher, working in a wide range of media and situations. Often working collaboratively, his work explores histories, identity and time, through pictures, songs and stories. Duncan is also one half of the overlapping collaborative practice, The Miller and McAfee Press, working with artist and printmaker Andrew Miller. He is additionally one of 12 artists working in the Loughborough Junction based studio collective Warrior Studios who founded and run the Warrior Press.

Recent image based work has evolved through analogue collage techniques and sits in-between drawing, painting and collage, exploring the boundaries between these media. The resulting pictures play with the notions of meaning, narrative and decoration, with juxtaposed elements appearing to either coalesce or fragment, in a constant state of transition.

Awards, Residencies and Commissions:

2016 – What Is Done Cannot Be Undone, month long collaborative residency, OVADA, Oxford, UK
2014 – The Undersong, Heritage Lottery Funding, permanent installation, North Norfolk, UK
2013 – Queen Elizabeth Woods Commision, permanent installation, East Anton, Andover, UK
2012 – Talking Trail, Permanent installation, Aston Rowant nature reserve, Buckinghamshire, UK
2011 – 2012 – Cocheme Fellow AIR, Byam Shaw/Central St Martins Fellowship, London
2011 – Your Voice Travels, five-part radio series commissioned for Resonance FM, London,
2010 – The Museum Suite, UCL Museum collections commission, UCL, London
2009 – A Bargeman’s Tale, Chichester Canal Basin, public art commission, Chichester, UK
2009 – Forest Friends, Burnham Beeches, ACE Funded audio guide commission, Beaconsfield
2008 – 2009 Whitechapel Art Gallery, Creative Connections residency and commission, London
2008 – Tou Works 2, Laboratory Polymorphic, residency, Tou Scene, Stavangar, Norway
2008 – SoundProof, Sonic Arts Commission, E:vent Network, London
2006 – 2007 Me-mo-ran-da, ArtOffice Commission, Islington Green Memorial Programme, London
2006 – Ambulatiuncula, Artists In The City commission, Forbury Gardens, Reading
2005 – 2006 NIMR (National Institute for Medical Research), artists in residence, London
2003 – Grants for the Arts Award, funding award, Arts Council England

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 – Paperwork, selected exhibition, Hastings Art Forum, Hastings UK
2016 – Revolving Gallery, group exhibition, GX Gallery, London UK
2014 – Loughborough Creatives, Warrior Studios exhibition, 198 Gallery, SE London
2013 – Brewster's House, Warrior Studios exhibition, Testbed#1, Battersea, London
2012 – Nostalgia, solo exhibition, Studio 73, Brixton, London
2012 – An History of Chorus, archive display and talk, The Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, London
2012 – Cley Open, group exhibition, North Norfolk, UK
2012 – Your Voice Travels, solo exhibition, Home Front, London
2012 – TITEOTB / TITBOTE, group exhibitions, Home Front / Moor House, London
2011 – Exquisite Corpse, group sonic art exhibition, Soundfjord, london
2010 – Salon Art Prize, selected exhibition, Mat Roberts Arts, London
2010 – Dragonfly Festival, selected sonic arts festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
2010 –
No Soul For Sale, group exhibition (with i-cabin), Tate Modern, London
2010 – Supermarket Art Fair, with X-Ray at The Perseverance, Stockholm
2009 –
Mix-Tape, curated event for X-Ray at The Perseverance, London
2009 –
A Bargeman’s Tale, public installation, Chichester Canal Basin, Chichester
2009 –
Entry Points, Subvision Festival, group exhibition, Hamburg
2009 – (In) Parentheses, Whitechapel Gallery, commission exhibition, Whitechapel, London
2009 – Forest Friends, installation or woodland sensory trail, Beaconsfield
2008 – Tou Works 2, exhibition, Stavanger, Norway
2008 – The End of The Beginning, M M Press solo exhibition, i-cabin, London
2008 – 'SIRKUS' Kling and Bang (with Barry Sykes), Iceland, at the Frieze Art Fair, London
2008 – SoundProof, E:vent Gallery, London
2008 – Play On Words, selected group exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
2008 – KIOSK, touring exhibition, ICA Philadelphia / Bonner Kunstverein / Bucharest Biennia
2007 – I’m Human Now, You’re Human Later, i-cabin, solo exhibition, London
2007 – Ambulatiuncula, twelve-month audio installation, Forbury Gardens, Reading
2007 – Me-mo-ran-da, ArtOffice audio commission, Islington, London
2007 – KIOSK, touring exhibition, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis
2006 – 23456, National Institute for Medical Research, residency installation, London
2006 – Sounds of Praise, participatory exhibition, St Laurence’s Church, Reading
2006 – Talking Shop, participatory exhibition, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
2006 – Saison Video, selected exhibition, Mons en Baroeul, France
2006 – Concrete Mass, group show, RampART, London
2005 – Deptford X: Ephemeral Cities Open Exhibition, selected exhibition, London
2005 – Thirteen Stories, Whitechapel Project Space, London
2005 – All For Show, touring international group show of video work
2005 – Mobile, selected group show, Arena Gallery, Liverpool
2005 – Kiosk, international touring exhibition of independent publishers
2004 – Violins/Violence, 1000000mph Gallery, London
2004 – XS, f a projects, London
2004 – Songs For the Workers, solo show, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
2004 – Art Jokes (Deutsche Edition), Berlin Book Fair, Berlin
2003 – Two Audio Works, solo show, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
2003 – Turpentine, Studio Voltaire, London
2002 – To the Glory of God: New Religious Art, Liverpool Biennial
2002 – Club, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
2002 – Us and Them, Great Eastern Hotel, London
2002 – New Religious Art, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
2001 – Club, Beaconsfield, London


2007 – 2011 i-cabin, Clarendon Buildings, 11 Ronalds Road, London N5 1XJ
2002 – 2005 Henry Peacock Gallery, 38a Foley Street, London W1P 7LB

Education Work:

2005 – 2014 The Kitchen School of Music, Part-Time Teacher And Workshop Leader, London, UK
2013 – Participatory sonic workshops with Belfry Arts Centre adult Groups, North Norfolk, UK
2013 – Poetry and recording workshops with Overstrand and Northreps Schools, North Norfolk, UK
2012 – Participatory Project, Endeavour Primary School, Andover, UK
2012 – Talking Trail workshops with 3 schools and adult volunteer groups, South Oxfordshire, UK
2011 – Creative Partner, Queen's Park Lower School, Bedford, UK
2010 – The Tattle Tree, participatory sonic art project, Portfield Primary School, Chichester
2010 – A Level Workshop Leader, A Level sound art workshops, Latymer School, London
2009 – INSET Training, sound art workshop leader, Outdoor Culture/Creative Partnerships, Bucks
2009 – Chichester High School For Girls; sound art and poetry workshop leader, Chichester
2009 – Farnham Common Junior School, sound art workshops in Burnham Beeches, Beaconsfield
2008 – 2009 Whitechapel Art Gallery, participatory sSound art workshops, Mulberry School, London
2008 – A Level Workshop Leader, A Level sound art workshops, Latymer School, London
2008 – Barbican Workshop Leader, East Festival, The Barbican Centre, London
2007 – Design and Consultancy, So What is Inclusion resource pack for Youth Clubs UK, National
2007 – Educational Program Development, The Kitchen School of Music, London
2006 – Ongoing: The Kitchen School of Music, part-time teacher and workshop leader, London
2006 – Outreach Project Leader, Artists in the City, Reading Borough Council/St. Laurence’s Church
2006 – Participatory Project Leader, Islington War Memorial, London
2006 – Crash Course in Art and Design 2, The National Institute for Medical Research
2005 – Unravelling Contemporary Art, afternoon course at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2005 – Crash Course in Art and Design, The National Institute for Medical Research
2002 – 2005 Lecturer and Tutor in Art and Design (0.6), B6 Brooke House Sixth Form College, London
2004 – Visiting Lecturer, Brighton School of Arts and Communications
2003 – Visiting Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University
2001 – Art Teacher (part time), St. Dunstan's College
2000 – Tutor in Fine Art (part time), Camberwell College of Art and Design


2013 – ongoing Warrior Press, collaborative publications, now up to Issue 8
2014 – Undersong, Audio CD and booklet, Belfry Arts Centre
2013 – Brewster's House, paperback book, Warrior Press
2008 – Ytterst Mot Norden, 12” Vinyl Record, edition of 3
2007 – I’m Human Now, You’re Human Later, published by i-cabin(texts)
2007 – Me-mo-ran-da, Memorial CD, published by ArtOffice
2005 – Thirteen Stories, book of short stories by 12 Authors
2006 – Valhalla, Suite of 16 prints, Edition of 3
2004 – Art Jokes (Deutsche Edition), publication for the Berlin Book Fair, Berlin
2004 – Songs for the Workers, exhibition pack, material to accompany own solo exhibition
2004 – Songs for the Workers, audio CD
2004 – bibLIOGRAPHY, publication of booklet written by Paul Millen
2004 – Samba Rumble, compilation CD inspired by the Nokia Samba Rumble ringtone
2004 – Michael Upton, exhibition pack to accompany exhibition of the late artist's paintings
2004 – Public Address System, exhibition pack to accompany group typography exhibition
2003 – 6 for 5, audio CD
2003 – Gereon Krebber, exhibition pack, material to accompany artist's solo exhibition
2002 – SAMBA, compilation CD of tracks inspired by the Nokia Samba ringtone
2002 – 101 Art Jokes (Edition Franšaise), publication to coincide with Club, Poitiers, France
2000 – 101 Art Jokes, in the British Library Collection


2000 – 2001 PGCE Art and Design, Institute of Education
1997 – 2000 BA Hons, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Please also visit www.themmpress.com for further information on collaborative projects