Tate St Ives

For the first large scale museum exhibition in the UK of the work of Thao Nguyen Phan, SecMoCo were approached by Giles Jackson at Tate St Ives, UK, to design the accompanying publication, bringing together documentation of existing bodies of work in painting, sculpture, moving image and sound.

First edition published by Tate St Ives, UK, 2022, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Thao Nguyen Phan’, Tate St Ives, 5 February – 2 May 2022.
Curated by Anne Barlow (Director Tate St Ives), and Giles Jackson (Assistant Curator). Editor: Giles Jackson; 64pp; 210x148mm; 36 2-colour and 4 black & white images; single colour softcover with open binding plus 2-colour dustjacket. Texts by Anne Barlow, Joan Joanas, Thao Nguyen Phan, Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran and Pen Sereypagna.

TATE: exhibition, publication

For the exhibition The Dark Monarch at Tate St Ives, UK, SecMoCo were approached by Martin Clark, Artistic Director, to design the identity and external gallery signage, as well as the poster, preview card, print and digital advertising, and accompanying publication. The exhibition brought together over 160 works, as well as books, manuscripts and other ephemera, and the publication reflected this in its diverse range of material.

Publication: first edition published by Tate, UK, 2009; edited by Michael Bracewell, Martin Clark, and Alun Rowlands; additional texts: various; 230 x 172 mm; 216 pp; 74pp colour plate section (170gsm Maine Gloss), 50 b&w images in uncoated section (115gsm Think White) ; paperback 1-colour cover (Colourplan Vellum White 350gsm, wire embossed in the paper grain and spine orientation) with 8-page 2-colour dust jacket (China White 135gsm); section sewn. Printed by Calverts, London, UK.

From the press release: ‘Taking its title from the controversial 1962 novel based in St Ives by Sven Berlin, The Dark Monarch explores the influence of folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult on the development of modernism and surrealism in Britain and features the works of both historic and contemporary artists. The book considers the renewed influence of neo-romantic and arcane themes on a significant strand of current British art practice’.

Tate/Nottingham Contemporary

This publication accompanied the exhibition of the same name at Nottingham Contemporary and Tate St Ives. Working closely with Alex Farquarson (Director, Nottingham Contemporary) and Martin Clarke (Artistic Director, Tate St Ives) it was felt that the publication should be designed to function more as a ‘reader’ or compendium of textual and visual sources than a conventional exhibition catalogue. As such it includes a huge range of work from a diverse selection of contemporary and classic artists and writers.

First edition published by Tate, London, UK, 2013. Edited, and with a foreword/introduction by Martin Clarke and Alex Farquarson. Texts: Philip Hoare and Marina Warner; additional texts: various; 198 x 129 mm. 240pp; 4-colour images throughout; paperback, flapped cover

From the press release: ‘It occupies 72 per cent of the surface of our planet, yet the depths of our oceans are less known to us than the Solar System. The publication is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the aquatic imaginary, encompassing literature, maritime and cultural history, psychoanalysis, post-colonial and feminist theory, and including work from a diverse selection of artists and writers, both contemporary and classic masters.


TATE St Ives

SecMoco were approached by Tate St Ives’ inspiring Artistic Director Martin Clark, to design a collection of seven artist’s monographs to accompany the exhibition ‘Summer Season 2009’ Tate St Ives, UK, published by Tate 2009.

First published in an edition of 1,500 copies, by Tate, UK, 2009; edited, and with a foreword by, Martin Clark; additional texts: various; 210 x 148 mm, 196pp, 4-colour images throughout; 7x thread-sewn booklets within 1-colour printed slipcase.

From ‘Boxed-set of seven exhibition catalogues published in conjunction with the exhibition held May 16 – September 27, 2009. Each catalogue is devoted to the individual work of each of the following artists: Alfred Wallis, Lucie Rie, Barbara Hepworth, Lawrence Weiner, Carol Bove, Bojan Sarcevic and Katy Moran. Texts by Sara Hughes on Katy Moran; Melissa Gronlund on Bojan Sarcevic; Martin Herbert on Carol Bove; Herbert Read and Edwin Mullins on Barbara Hepworth; Emmanuel Cooper on Lucie Rie; and Billy Childish on Alfred Wallis. Each catalogue includes black-and-white and color illustrations’.