Simon Terrill

Working with photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and video, Simon Terrill’s work investigates relations between architectural spaces and their received narratives, public and private identities, and the idea of the crowd as a tool to examine architecture, identity, community and a performance of self. His ongoing Crowd Theory project consists of large-scale stage-managed public events resulting in exhibitions at the sites of their creation along with collaborations with museums and public galleries to extend these images and stories outwards.

Select solo exhibitions: Seething Lane, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2023; Crowd Theory, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2019; Like Fire Walk with Me, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; Crowd Theory: Thamesmead, The Link Thamesmead, London, 2017; South of the River: Crowd Theory, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2016; Nouns of Assembly, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2016; The Brutalist Playground, a collaboration with Assemble, The Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 2015-19; Room X, Balfron Tower, 2014; Tilt, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Crowd Theory Adelaide, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, 2013; Balfron Project II, 2 Willow Road, National Trust Ernő Goldfinger Museum, Hampstead, 2012; Phantom, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; and Balfron Project, Nunnery Gallery, London, 2011.

Select group exhibitions: With Monochrome Eyes, Borough Road Gallery, London, 2020; Civilization: The Way We Live Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2019; Exchange Value, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 2019; An Unorthodox Flow of Images, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2017; Parallel (of life and) Architecture, The Edge, University of Bath, 2017; Highlights from the MGA Collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2015; The Piranesi Effect, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, 2014; Momentum, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Negotiating This World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2012; and Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2011.

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