|The University of Salford, Allerton Studios, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M6 6PU.|
Colin Lloyds current research and practice centres around Multiples,Bookworks, Printmaking and the integration of new and traditional technolgies within the context of Fine Art. This includes curating, exhibiting, publishing and distribution regionally, nationally and internationally. Colin is the director of a collaborative project called MULTI. The members of the group are practising artists and academics from the UK and dependent upon the particualr project, Europe and North America.
In October 2011 Colin Lloyd and Simon Ford presented a new body work under the heading of 'The Tracker Chronicles'. The work is being developed withthe University of Bradford, The National Media Museum and Impressions Gallery. Whilst still within the context of multiples, the exhibition pushes at the bounderies of what a multiple might be by exploring site specific large scale works, alongside their original sight size sources, tracking cameras, live feeds and data printers . The Tracker Chronicles exhibition is part of the Interanational Photo Documentary Festival - 'Ways of Looking'.
In 2011/2012 Colin Lloyd is working on new curatorial project based on a collection of late 20th century prints held by distinguished printmaker Ian Colverson. The collection includes works by Richard Sera, John Baldesrsari, Jasper Johns, Licthenstein, Wols, Debuffet, Frank Stella, Robert Indiana and Josef Beuys to name to a few. The works will be placed alongside Ian Colverson's own prints and works by the many pritnmakers he taught and influenced.
Colin Lloyd continues to develop the Arts & Business project 'Means and Ends' along with collaborator Simon Ford. The studio is expanding to embrace tradiational and digital media and its interfaces.
The most recent MULTI project is 'MULTI BOX', an exhibition and publication, involving sixteen artists, each producing an edition of 25 prints to a specific size, utilising any print media. Sixteen boxes were then displayed on plinths, with each having a different print on top. At the end of the exhibition each artist involved recieved one of the MULTI BOX editions. The MULTI box exhibition is touring to 'IMPACT' International Printmaking Conference at Bristol Print Research Centre in September 09 and then onto a European tour.Colin will be presenting an Academic Poster and paper at the IMPACT conference on Multiples and the collapsing/merging bounderies between 2D and 3D printmaking and multiples. One of the major points of enquiry at the heart of MULTI is the democratic potential inherent within Print and reproducible media and how this field has expanded to embrace 3D printing, time based media and global distribution via downloads. Other recent exhibitions have included the 'Hibrida' series, beginning in 2002, this series of exhibitions was developed in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, Leeds University and the University of Northumbria. The exhibitions involved collaborations with Galleries and institutions in the Czech Republic, Estonia and Romania, the project culminated in 2008 with 'Hibrida 3 - Eurografik' which showcased emerging artists and print developments from the new Europe, this was devloped in partnership with the Krakow Internationl Print Triennle.