Art Writing



folly matters


‘Follies’, Art Monthly, 417 (June 2018).

‘Make believe’, The Alchemy Between Us, online collaborative publication with Laurence Payot, July 2017.

‘Traytime’, Feast Journal, issue 3: The Meal, June 2017. ISSN: 2397-785X.

‘Contemporary Artists Make History’, On Being Curious: New Critical Writing on Contemporary Art from the North-West of England, ed. Laura Robinson (The Double Negative; Contemporary Visual Arts Network NW: 2016), pp. 42-47.

‘Benjamin Hannavy Cousin: The Colour of Words’, exhibition catalogue, one one six Gallery, August 2015

‘Art. What’s the Use?’, Axisweb, Beyond the Gallery feature, August 2015

‘Festivalis Biennis’, by Medieval Helpdesk [Lara Eggleton and David Steans], A co-commission between Doggerland & Bristol Biennial, to coincide with Bristol Biennial 2016: In Other Worlds, 2-10 September 2016.

‘Together as One: The symbiotic practice of Laurence Payot’, Conscious Coupling: A Writing Residency Zine (The Double Negative & The Royal Standard, 2016). More on the residency here.

‘Launch Pad: Amelia Crouch’, Castlefield Gallery, 29 July – 7 August 2016, Text by Lara Eggleton [annotations by Amelia Crouch].

‘Artist-led Project: Medieval helpdesk [Lara Eggleton and David Steans] conversation with Kitty Clark’, Doggerland, June 2016.

Futures Past’, with Follies of Youth (Pavilion), in collaboration with the About time satellite programme to British Art Show 8 (October 2015 – January 2016).

‘Of Prehistoric Futures’, co-authored with Stefan Skrimshire, in Fragile Beauty. Reflecting Earth in the Anthropocene, Stolz, A., Brumer, I. C., Rivera, M., eds. (Berlin: Round not Square, 2015).

‘Hondartza Fraga: Exploring the archive, fixing the sea’, A still better seaward peep (Leverhulme Trust; Maritime History Studies Centre, University of Hull, 2013)

‘Why the medieval past has presence: Lara Eggleton and David Steans in conversation’, folly matters, 19.08.2013

‘Drawing Inside the Lines: the work of Eirini Boukla’, Artists as Researchers: A new paradigm for art education in Europe (Sastamala: Univeristy of the Arts Helsinki, 2013)

‘The painted landscape, or a room with many views’, Christopher P. Wood: Unseen Works (Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, 2012-13)

‘”Temple”: a temporary ruin’, Leeds Weirdo Club Annual, 2013/14

‘Buried Gem Analogy’, publication accompanying the exhibition Glamourie at Project Space Leeds, 14 January – 31 March 2012

‘Curating the prize’, a-n, 29.11.2011. Based on interviews with curators Sarah Brown (Northern Art Prize) and Laurence Sillars (Turner Prize).

‘Restless Nature: the work of Amy Stephens’, catalogue essay, Oonagh Young Gallery, 17 November – 21 December 2011)

‘Leeds, a conversation with Lara Eggleton and Toby Juliff’, ed. Gabriel Gee, Pied-à-terre Special Issue (Degree Shows), 2010

‘Re-Staging the Disaster: The photographic work of Joe Mawson’, catalogue essay, The Object of Photography (The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, June 2009)

‘Will Work for Food: an essay on the mechanics of the dinner project’, Social Club Review, East Street Arts, 2008

‘Tracking the Edges of Vision: A Curatorial Essay’, Delineate exhibition catalogue (East Street Arts, 2007)

‘Myth, identity and the sharp edges of truth’, Mirror: an installation by Shaeron Caton-Rose (Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley, 16 Sept 2006 – 4 Feb 2007)

‘Social Club: a project in the making’, The Story of Social Club, East Street Arts, 2007

‘Exploring horror and domesticity in the work of Emma Bolland’, Rose and Heather (Leeds City Art Gallery, 2006)


‘Liquid Crystal Display, Site Gallery’, Art Monthly, 421 (November 2018).

‘Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist’, Art Monthly, 418 (July-August 2018).

‘Idea Home Show, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’, Art Monthly, 413 (February 2018).

‘Bad Practice: A centre for collective action’, Gallery II, Bradford, Corridor8, 29.05.2017.  

‘Humans of Leeds @ Left Bank Leeds’, The State of the Arts, 25.05.2017.

‘City Sculpture Projects 1972, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds’, Art Monthly, 403 (February 2017).

‘Serf studios’, Leeds, a-n, 13.09.2016.

‘The Brutalist Playground’, S1 Artspace, this is tomorrow, 19.08.2016.

Leeds Art Hostel’, a-n, 11.05.2016.

‘Bedrooms and Bombsites – Matthew Crawley’s Life Cycle of a Mould Mite (2015) and Thomas Hirschhorn’s In-Between (2015)’, Corridor8, 07.12.2015

‘Notes from Technotopia: Artistic visions of the tech-past/present/future’, Gallery II, Bradford’, this is tomorrow, 19.11.2015.

‘The Feast Wagon’, The Tetley, Leeds’, Corridor8, 26.10.2015.

‘British Art Show 8: how Leeds’ independent and artist-led scene is responding’ [co-authored with Amelia Crouch], a-n, 07.10.2015

‘Assassination, Space Travel & Regeneration: Modern History Vol. 1 — Reviewed’, The Double Negative, 09.06.2015.

‘High Line’, South Square Gallery, Thornton’, Corridor 8, 24.04.15. 

‘Vladimir Markov: Displays and Fictions’ [co-authored with Jeremy Howard], The Sculpture Journal 22: 2 (2013): 149-151

‘Meet Pamela’, Project Space Leeds, 20 November – 27 February 2010, a-n, (February 2010).

‘Bev Pike, Niagara Artists Company’, Border Crossings 24:4 (2005), pp. 95-96.