Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Papier mache
Jazz Mando
2017
Papier mache
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Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Papier-Mache and distemper
Jazz Mando
2017
Papier-Mache and distemper
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Papier-Mache and distemper
Jazz Mando
2017
Papier-Mache and distemper
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
Property of Alfred Wallace
2017
Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
~ 2.2 x 2m (dimensions variable)
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
Property of Alfred Wallace
2017
Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
~ 2.2 x 2m (dimensions variable)
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
Property of Alfred Wallace
2017
Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
~ 2.2 x 2m (dimensions variable)
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
Property of Alfred Wallace
2017
Distemper on calico, plaster-cast supports.
~ 2.2 x 2m (dimensions variable)
Irish Dip (3min excerpt)
2016-17
HD video
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry

Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry
Hats in the Belfry - Exhibition view
2017
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry
Hats in the Belfry - Exhibition view
2017
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry
Hats in the Belfry (show poster #1)
2017
Woody Mellor Hats in the Belfry
Hats in the Belfry (show poster #2)
2017

Hats In The Belfry chronicles the Guinness-fuelled journey of three young painters through the eerie landscapes of The Burren to the grey streets of Galway. A fabled trip, defined for these young men by three distinct encounters with loneliness, perfectly embodied in an unexpected conversation with a homeless Jazz Mandolin player; the window-displayed-work of an unseen boat painter; and the comedic recurrence of a fictional character — the actorly Uncle Monty. 

In this exhibition of new work, Anthony Banks, Alex Gibbs and Woody Mellor consider these embodiments of loneliness in the face of their own lonely profession and the ever-present artistic desire to simply be heard. This trip, and indeed these three characters become a sort of conduit for the artists’ own loneliness and self-indulgence. For anyone who will listen.
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