Friday, February 12, 2016

The Alternative Document

Venue: Project Space Plus.

Location: University of Lincoln, UK

Date: 12th February – 11th March, 2016

Catalog: No.

Type: Mixed exhibition.

The Alternative Document exhibition ran alongside an international symposium of the same name, which brought together artists working in performance and the documentation of events/activities/moments.

Curated by Dr. Angela Bartram, the exhibition included key works in photography, holography, video, text, performance, audio, sculpture, neon and projection.

Participating artists:
Bartram O'Neill
Tim Etchells
David Brazier & Kelda Free
Hectgor Canonge
Rachel Cherry
Luce Choules
Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton
Kate Corder
Chris Green & Katheryn Owen
Andrew Pepper
Louise K Wilson
Jordan McKenzie
Rochelle Haley


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mid Winter - Love Light

Venue: Gallery 286.

Location: London, UK

Date: 11th - 26th February 2016

Catalog: No.

Type: Holography.

Selection of work from the Jonathan Ross collection which featured holograms that demonstrate an especially pure response to light by artists.

Participating artists:
Inaki Beguiristain, Rudie Berkhout, Patrick Boyd, Harriet Casdin-Silver, Ken Harris, Ana Maria Nicholson, Caroline Palmer, Andrew Pepper, Dan Schweitzer, Tijn van Heerden, Steve Weinstock, Dora Tass/August Muth, Chris Levine.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Film Free and Easy

Venue: Primary Studios

Location: Nottingham, UK

Date: 22nd October 2015

Catalog: No.

Type: Mixed

Curated by Frank Abbott one of Primary’s resident artists, this was the second in a series of one-night installation evenings located across the various spaces at Primary. 
The October edition featured holograms, super 8, sound works, digital videos, found footage – projected and displayed using walls, objects, phones, TVs and screens.

Participating artists:
Sara Bonaventura, Craig Parr, Jane Wheat, Kirsty Birtwistle, Sue Ansell, Emily Simpson, Claire Davies,,Laura O’connor, Emily Warner and Gavin Rogers, Frank Abbott, Yelena Popova, Wayne Burrows, Reece Straw, Julian Hughes, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Yvonne Lake, Andrew Pepper.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Magic of Light

Venue: Elisseev Palace.

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia.

Date: June - October 2015

Catalog: No.

Type: Mixed but large holography section.

A large international exhibition mounted in connection with the 9th international symposium on display holography which featured examples of creative work in the field by a number of artists working with spatial imaging. 


Monday, July 13, 2009

Welcome to an ongoing List...

on 13th July 2009, to coincide with an invited paper for the 8th International Symposium on Display Holography, Shenzhen, China , this searchable list is part of an ongoing research project by Andrew Pepper in association with colleagues involved in the social networking site

Much of the public (non-industry) discussion about the impact, or relevance, of display holography in general and creative holography in particular, revolves around the exhibitions which have taken place. Until now there has been no easily accessible definitive list of those exhibitions from which conclusions could be drawn.

Although lists do exist, and data has been gathered, there is an accepted problem which involves large numbers of exhibitions with no 'data trail'. There were no catalogues from which information could be extracted and stored in archives or, they took place in venues which do not supply data to bibliographic archives. This is particularly true of creative holography where logging data about the events is not a paramount activity for the artist, gallery or hosting museum.

Sadly, over the past few of years, we have lost a number of key holographers, all pioneers in the field. (Stephen Benton, Yuri Denisyuk, Emmett Leith, Nick Philips, Dan Schweitzer, Anait Stephens and Rudie Berkhout). With them were lost details. Specifics about things they were involved with - where they exhibited, when and for how long.

The aim of this research project is to gather together details of exhibitions collected from people who organised them, exhibited in them, wrote the catalogues for them or simply visited them.

Most of the data here has been logged by members of who were invited to 'post' information about exhibitions they knew about. This material has then been extracted and loaded onto this site so that it is publicly accessible.

Advantages are that you can search the entire site for keywords, names, venues and locations. All exhibitions are listed chronologically and can be explored by year.

The information is not complete - there are suggestions that over 500 exhibitions took place between 1975 and 1985. We have around 290 catalogued here, and are examining a larger period, so there are some gaps, but this is an ongoing project.

If you have information about any of the exhibitions listed here (corrections, observations etc) or exhibitions which should be included, please visit - register and add information within the Definitive Exhibition List Group. Your contribution will be extracted and added to this site.

The list starts below with the most recent exhibition listed. You can explore relevant exhibitions by year, listed on the right of the page, or search for specific words using the search box on the right.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Holography: Making Faces

Venue: Hygienic Art Gallery.

Location: New London, CT, USA.

Date: March 21 - April 18, 2009

Catalog: No.

Type: All Holography.

Inspired by American installation artist Bruce Nauman's 1968 holographic self-portrait of the same name, "Making Faces" introduces visitors to the many types of holograms used to "make faces," including pulsed portraitures, integral stereograms, embossed and photo-polymer holograms that produce both still and moving images.

The exhibition was produced and circulated by Paul Barefoot, Holophile, Inc. (


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Making Marks

Venue: Hand and Heart Gallery.

Location: Nottingham, UK.

Date: 4th - 21st September 2008

Catalog: No

Type: Mixed exhibition

'Over Drawn' by Andrew Pepper, was included in this group exhibition, curated by Aaron Juneau, centered on the notion of "making marks" or 'mark making' in its broadest sense.