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ABOUT

I AM AN INDEPENDENT CURATOR, ARCHIVIST AND ART DIRECTOR SPECIALISING IN 20TH CENTURY POP CULTURE.


CURATORIAL PROJECTS INCLUDE USE HEARING PROTECTION - FAC 1-50 / 40 AT CHELSEA SPACE - LONDON, PATRICK PROCKTOR – THE LAST ROMANTIC AT ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH, DAVID TINDLE – A RETROSPECTIVE AT HUDDERSFIELD ART GALLERY, VOGUE 100 – A CENTURY OF STYLE, JAI REDMAN – PARADISE LOST AND TRUE FAITH - AN EXHIBITION LOOKING AT THE ARTISTIC LEGACY AND INFLUENCE OF JOY DIVISION AND NEW ORDER FOR MANCHESTER ART GALLERY AND MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.

USE HEARING PROTECTION - THE EARLY YEARS OF FACTORY RECORDS IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SCIENCE + INDUSTRY MUSEUM, MANCHESTER.

THE ARCHIVAL WORK FOCUSES ON THE STABILISING, FORMALISING AND VALUING OF POP CULTURE ARCHIVES FOR TRANSFER TO INSTITUTION AND PREPERATION FOR EXHIBITION.

I HAVE BEEN ART DIRECTOR FOR JOHNNY MARR SINCE 2012.

 
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Johnny Marr - The Messenger
Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Johnny Marr - The Messenger album front cover, photography and art direction by Mat Bancroft, layout by Jonathan Elliot

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FAC 1-50 / 40
FAC 1-50 / 40

FAC 1-50 / 40 at Chelsea Space, curated by Mat Bancroft and Jon Savage

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Johnny Marr - Upstarts
Johnny Marr - Upstarts

Debut solo single cover, art direction by Mat Bancroft, layout by Jonathan Elliot

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True Faith
True Faith

Installation image from True Faith at Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage

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Johnny Marr - Adrenalin Baby (Live)
Johnny Marr - Adrenalin Baby (Live)

Adrenalin Baby live album, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr

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Jon Savage - 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded
Jon Savage - 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded

Cover collage by Mat Bancroft

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Jai Redman
Jai Redman

Image detail, featured in the exhibition Jai Redman - Paradise Lost, Manchester Art Gallery

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Johnny Marr - I Feel You
Johnny Marr - I Feel You

Limited edition Record Store Day 7" single, photography and Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Johnny Marr, layout by Laura Turner.

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Vogue 100
Vogue 100

Installation image from Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Robin Muir. Photograph by Michael Pollard.

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Johnny Marr - Candidate
Johnny Marr - Candidate

Candidate single sleeve, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr.

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1966 - original collage
1966 - original collage

Original collage for Jon Savage's book 1966 - The Year The Decade Exploded.

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Johnny Marr - Easy Money
Johnny Marr - Easy Money

Photography and Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Johnny Marr, layout by Laura Turner.

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David Tindle - Text Panel
David Tindle - Text Panel

Introductory text panel from the David Tindle exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery, curated by Ian Massey and Richard Selby.

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FAC 1-50 / 40
FAC 1-50 / 40

Detail of Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures period archival material.

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Johnny Marr - Dynamo
Johnny Marr - Dynamo

Single sleeve Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr.

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Jai Redman - Heart of Glass
Jai Redman - Heart of Glass

Image detail, featured in the exhibition Jai Redman - Paradise Lost, Manchester Art Gallery

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Johnny Marr - The Messenger inner sleeve
Johnny Marr - The Messenger inner sleeve

Photography by Mat Bancroft

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Vogue 100
Vogue 100

Installation image from Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Robin Muir, photograph by Michael Pollard.

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Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity
Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity

Single sleeve, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr.

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Fred Perry - Camden Store launch exhibition
Fred Perry - Camden Store launch exhibition

Case detail from an exhibition developed for Fred Perry for the launch of their Camden store, London, curated by Mat Bancroft.

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Johnny Marr - On Tour
Johnny Marr - On Tour

Tour poster, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Laura Turner.

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Fred Perry - Camden Exhibition
Fred Perry - Camden Exhibition

Exhibition detail from Fred Perry Camden store opening exhibition.

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Johnny Marr - Playland album
Johnny Marr - Playland album

Cover image for Johnny Marr's Playland album, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr.

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Fred Perry - Camden Exhibition
Fred Perry - Camden Exhibition

Exhibition detail from Fred Perry Camden store opening exhibition.

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Johnny Marr - On Tour
Johnny Marr - On Tour

Tour poster, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Laura Turner, photograph by Jon Shard.

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David Tindle - A Retrospective
David Tindle - A Retrospective

Installation image from David Tindle - A Retrospective, curated by Ian Massey and Richard Selby.

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Johnny Marr - Tour poster
Johnny Marr - Tour poster

2013 poster design, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Laura Turner.

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True Faith
True Faith

Installation image from True Faith at Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage

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Johnny Marr - Set The Boy Free
Johnny Marr - Set The Boy Free

Autobiography, published by Century, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft, Laura Turner and Johnny Marr.

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FAC 1-50/ 40
FAC 1-50/ 40

FAC 1-50 / 40 at Chelsea Space, curated by Mat Bancroft and Jon Savage

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Johnny Marr - Tour poster
Johnny Marr - Tour poster

Tour poster, Art Direction by Mat Bancroft and Laura Turner, photograph by Jon Shard.

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Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic
Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic

Installation image from Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic at Arts University Bournemouth, curated by Ian Massey.

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True Faith
True Faith

Installation image from True Faith at Manchester Art Gallery, curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage

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Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic
Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic

Installation image from Patrick Procktor - The Last Romantic at Arts University Bournemouth, curated by Ian Massey.

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True Faith
True Faith

Catalogue image.

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Jon Savage - 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded
Jon Savage - 1966 The Year The Decade Exploded

Paperback design, Cover collage by Mat Bancroft

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