Simon Allard is an artist and performer who considers the importance of personal identity and how it's created, curated and influenced by real life experience. Reflecting particularly on the selective nature of memory, he explores these themes initially using ephemera and memorabilia from his personal archives to produce artists books. The thoughts generated are then carried forward into larger collages, 3D objects and performance pieces evidenced in short films. Engagement with the public is central to his work, whether by the referencing of popular culture, the use of old technology, or face to face encounters and his performances often inform future work.
21st October 2022 at 7.30pm - Talk with films entitled Three Small Books and a Red Phone Box to be held at Mersea Museum lasting an hour, followed by question and answer session by the artist. Please use contact page or email for further detail.
14th May 2022 - Organised Community Art Exhibition for Langenhoe Community Association
April 2022 - Gained a 2:1 with honours in Creative Arts from the University of The Arts
1st December 2021 - Website and virtual exhibition launched
October 2021 - Three Small Books and a Red Phone Box, degree show exhibition at Mersea Museum
Virtual Exhibition - Three Small Books is an interactive experience which includes original audio and narrative to accompany much of Simon's work. By clicking the above tab you will be taken on a vitrual tour of the exhbition space.
Phone Box -Three Small Books and a Red Phone Box is a 15 minute film of a socially distanced performance of Simon's work that took place during October 2021.
Library - High definition slideshows of all Simon's books and 3D work.
The White Room - 4 minute film of Simon's 3D work with audio and narrative.