A Short History of Performance Parts I & II (2002/2003), Whitechapel Art Gallery
Study Room Ref: P0312 + P0417
BATTISTA, Kathy (2011) ‘On Feminist Performance Art In 1970’s London’, Art Monthly, February, No. 343
Study Room Ref: A0365
BLACK Lawrence, PEMBERTON Hugh and THANE Pat eds (2013) Reassessing 70s Britain, UK: Manchester University Press
CHAMBERS, Eddie (2014) Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present, London: I. B. Tauris
Study Room Ref: P2758
Hayward Annual 1979, Arts Council of Great Britain. Curated by Helen Chadwick
Study Room Ref: P2848
HEDDON, Deirdre and KLEIN, Jennie (2012) Histories and Practices of Live Art, London: Palgrave Macmillan
Study Room Ref: P2083
HOWELL, Anthony (2003) ‘British Performance, an Incorrect View’ in Blast To Frieze – British Art In The 20th Century, Germany: Hatje Cantz pp 248-252
Study Room Ref: P0584
HUNT, Ian ed. (1996) What The Butler Saw: Selected Writings By Stuart Morgan, UK: Durian
Study Room Ref: P2477
FISHER, Jean (2009) The Other Story and the Past Imperfect, Tate Papers, Issue 12
Study Room Ref: A0652
GODIWALA, Dimple ed. (2006) Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Study Room Ref: P2845
JOHNSON, Dominic ed (2013) Critical Live Art, London & New York: Routledge
Study Room Ref: P2105
KHAN, Naseem (1976) The Art Britain Ignores: The Arts of Ethnic Minorities in Britain, Arts Council of Great Britain/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/ Community Relations Committee [in The African-Caribbean, Asian and African Art in Britain Archive, Chelsea College of Art]
KNAUP, Bettina and STAMMER, Beatrice Ellen (2013) Re.Act.Feminism #2 – A Performing Archive, UK: Live Art Development Agency/ Germany: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst
Study Room Ref: P2391
PARKER, Roszika and POLLOCK, Griselda (1987) Framing Feminism: Art and the Women’s Movement 1970-1985, UK: Pandora
Study Room Ref: P2841
Performance Magazine, 1979 volumes
PHILLPOT, Clive and TARSIA, Andrea ed. (2000) Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-1975, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Study Room Ref: P0352
ROMS, Heike (2008) What’s Welsh for Performance? An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales (vol.1), Trace: Samizdat Press
Study Room Ref: P1028
ROMS, Heike (2013) ‘Archiving Legacies: Who Cares for Performance Remains?’ in BORGGREEN, Gunhild and GADE Rune eds. Performing Archives/Archives of Performance, Museum Tusculanum Press
SEROTA, Nicholas et al (1978) Art for Society: Contemporary British Art with a Social or Political Purpose, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
TAWADROS, Gilane ed (2004) Changing States: Contemporary Art And Ideas In An Era Of Globalisation, London: INIVA
Study Room Ref: P0563
Performance And Politics In The 1970s, Whitechapel Gallery, 2015
[Documentation of a day of screenings, conversations and presentations, which explore, recover and communicate the history of performance art in London and the UK in the 1970s. The day includes a screening of William Raban’s film 72-82 (a history of art and performance at Acme Gallery, London) [see below], followed by a panel discussion with William Raban (Professor of Film at London College of Communication), and special guests; a conversation with Hilary Westlake and David Gale (Lumiere & Son); lectures by Naseem Khan, Anne Bean, and Marcia Farquhar; with a keynote by the historian Carolyn Steedman (Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick).]
Study Room Ref: EF5167
72-82 by William Raban (2014, 60 mins 20 seconds)
[A key study of the history of art and performance at Acme Gallery, London]
Study Room Ref: D2192
BATTISTA, Kathy (2013) Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London, London: I. B. Tauris
Study Room Ref: P2121
Artists in East London, (2008) ACME
Study Room Ref: A0660
Supporting Artists: Acme’s First Decade 1972-1982, 2013-2014, Whitechapel Gallery
The Artists Placement Group
Tate: Artist Placement Group
BENN, Tony, and STEVINI, Barbara eds. (2012) ‘Social Engineers
Study Room Ref: A0553
SLATER, Howard (2000) ‘The art of governance: The Artists Placement Group 1966-1989’, Variant, Volume 2, Number 11, Summer, pp 23-26
Study Roof Ref: A0676
The Basement Group
In Newcastle, many of the above artists performed for The Basement Group which was active 1979-83, and precedes the launch of Locus +:
Study Room Ref: A0661
GRAYSON, Richard ed. (2007) This Will Not Happen Without You, UK: University Of Sunderland Press
Study Room Ref: P0864
Chapter Arts Centre
Chapter Early Years
The Midland Group
NEATE, Hannah (2012) ‘Provinciality and the Art World: The Midland Group 1961-1977’ in Social and Cultural Geography, 13 (3)
About Time: Video, Performance and Installation by 21 Women Artists, 1980, ICA, London [cat.]
Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists, November-December 1980 (an exhibition selected by Lucy R. Lippard), ICA, London
Important Mischief, 2006, Leeds City Art Gallery [exhibition about ‘60s and ‘70s Performance Art, that included Ian Breakwell, Stuart Brisley, Helen Chadwick and Bruce Lacey]
The African-Caribbean, Asian and African Art in Britain Archive, Chelsea College of Art
A unique collection of materials from 1970, with an in-depth coverage of the 1980s.
Established in 1972 by William Furlong, Audio Arts comprises of sound recordings of artists and sound art. The complete collection is held at Tate.
Brixton Artists Collective
A timeline of the Collective including exhibitions at the Brixton Art Gallery.
European Live Art Archive (ELAA)
Based at Girona University, the aim of ELAA is to share knowledge, experience and documentation of live art throughout the EU, including filmed interviews with artists.
European Women’s Video Art
A resource recovering seminal contribution of women artists’ early video art. European wide, the project is based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.
LIMA is an international platform for sustainable access to media art.
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Locus + is a visual arts commissioning agency. They have a long and important relationship with Performance Art and Artists, and house the Alastair MacLennan archive, as well as the Locus + archive.
National Review of Live Art (NELA) Archive
Primarily a video archive that documents performances from the prestigious NRLA festival, covering the period from 1986 to its final year 2010.
re.act.feminism #2 – A performing archive
A continually expanding, temporary and living performance archive travelling through six European countries from 2011 to 2013.
A key site to see/hear artworks from artists across disciplines.
Recording extensive material, including interviews, of practitioners active in British alternative theatre, 1968 – 1988, including performance art.
What’s Welsh for Performance?
A research project devoted to uncovering and archiving the history of Performance Art in Wales.
Women’s Art Movement in Great Britain – Early Years Collection
In The Women’s Art Library (MAKE) Archive held as part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections.