Happenings List

Happenings, multi-media events, etc.

 

1954

Proto-happenings, Cardiff College of Art

c.1964-1966

Performances, including explosive works, at the Paperback Bookshop, Edinburgh and the DeMarco Gallery, Melville Crescent,.Edinburgh

1966  

May: lecture-performance ‘movementdestructioncreation/creationmovementdestruction/destructioncreationmovement’, Auto-Destructive Art Symposium, Ravensbourne College of Art & Design, London

1966  

 24th August: ‘Detonation Demonstration’, the Ballroom, Women’s Union, University of Edinburgh

1966 

1st September: ‘Prelude to Anatomic Explosions’, TA Grill Hall, Edinburgh

1966

September: International Destruction in Art Symposium (DIAS), London. Involved in organisation and participant. Member of Honorary Planning Committee

1966 

 13th September: ‘Anatomic Explosions’, London

1966

September:’Pyrophone’ experiments and constructions, London

1966

30th September: ‘Silent Explosion’, Mercury Theatre, London

1966 

 28th Octoberr: explosive happening to mark closure of Jim Haynes’s Paperback Bookshop, Edinburgh

1967

4th March: final stage of ‘Beach’, a happening in three stages on different days, ending at Grantham Beach, Edinburgh

1967 

10th March: ‘Egg Piece’, with Edinburgh Experimental Group, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

1967 

June: ‘Still Life Story I’, with Edinburgh Experimental Theatre Group, Dunelm House, Durham University

1967 

30th June, July 5th-9th:  ‘Still Life Story II’, with Edinburgh Experimental Theatre Group, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

1967

 2nd November: ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’, Edinburgh College of Art

1967

 16th December:  ‘Still Life Story III’, new performance, Bristol Art Centre

1968

January 21st: ‘Adam on the Eve of St Agnes’, Swansea University

1968

February ‘Mass in F’, Edinburgh University; Traverse Theatre, a joint performance by the Edinburgh Experimental Theatre Group, involving music, slides and film.

1968 

March: Performances and experiments, Bradford and Leeds Colleges of Art, with Cornelius Cardew, Albert Hunt, and others.

1968

Designer, with Gerald Scarfe, for Ubu in Chains, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

2007 

January: Performance event, Opening of ‘Tywysogion’ exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 

2004   ‘Book of Revelation’ happening with Robert Alwyn-Hughes, Canfas Gallery, Cardiff during Alwyn Hughes’s The Horsemen exhibition
   

The 60s multi-media works and experimental theatre events were reviewed in:

Time (September, 1966); Life (Atlantic Edition, Spring 1967); Studio International (December,1966); Structure (Spring, 1968); and national newspapers