Tim Shore Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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I am a visual artist living in Derby, I work with moving image, site-specific installation, drawing and books. I'm interested in the histories and narratives of the marginal, ephemeral and overlooked, and how luck, chance and anxiety can be embodied in my work.

I've created film and installation work about; the writing, production and dissemination of the ‘Unabomber manifesto’; Charles Dickens’s ‘nightwalks’ through Clerkenwell in London; the lives of paupers living in the Workhouse, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire; and the hidden story behind the facade of 27 Queen Street, Derby, the former home of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal.

From 2016 to 2018 I took part in Document, a CVAN East Midlands project that documented the lives and creative practice of six East Midlands artists.

Since 2016 I've been making small edition artist books and exhibiting them at book fairs in the UK and internationally. In 2018 I exhibited work at the inaugural Malmö Artist’s Book Biennial in Sweden, and Exercise book, a hand-drawn artists’ book, was selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018. My exhibition Derby Mean Time opened at Pickford’s House, [Derby Museums] in September 2019.

Recently I've made work for two mail art projects: Claudia de la Torre’s BOOKS ARE BRIDGES project for backbonebooks, and Linda Parr’s Postcards for Perec project for the BABE21 'Lost Weekend' [17-18 April 2021].


Your Order Number, Paper, 2021


Middle Bound, Mixed-media installation, 2018


Derby Mean Time, Mixed media, 2019


Luddite / Jigged drawing, Pencil and carbon copy on paper, 2014


Projects and exhibitions


Books are Bridges

11/03/2021 — ongoing

A mail-art exhibition by Claudia de la Torre that explore how a book can function as a bridge that connects people, ideas, ways of circulation and collaboration.

A-Z, Berlin Details

Derby Mean Time

14/09/2019 — 22/02/2020

A mixed-media exhibition that explored the legacy of John Flamsteed (1646 –1719), the first Astronomer Royal and his home in Derby, that included archive materials, animation, photography, sculpture and books.

Pickford's House, Derby Details

Rituals and Rites

13/12/2018 — 17/01/2019

A group exhibition that explored new perspectives on how supernatural powers, part of the mythologies and folklore, of multiple cultures and cosmogonies, can be used today as a tool to examine “human nature”.

Artcore Gallery, Derby Details

On Being an Artist

16/11/2018 — 06/12/2018

A group exhibition featuring the work of the six Document artists, a Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands project.

Artcore Gallery, Derby Details

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018

26/09/2018 — 17/10/2018

Annual open exhibition of drawing in the UK.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London Details

Frankenstein 2018

14/05/2018 — 09/08/2018

A Liverpool Book Arts group exhibition that celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

Liverpool Central Library, Liverpool Details

Middle Bound

17/02/2018 — 11/03/2018

A site-specific installation by the artist Patrick Waterhouse and the graphic designer Tim Wan, with the support of curator Mauro Bedoni, ‘Exploring the Social Fabric at the Heart of England’ involving local artists and stories from the public into a narrative display.

QUAD, Derby Details

Finding Lines

05/07/2017 — 03/09/2017

A group exhibition of drawing and mark-making.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby Details
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