Early works were predominantly in video, audio and performance, before developing into a broader, multi disciplinary practice that now includes photography, print, sculpture and text. Holman was a founding member of the music/artist/writers collective tompaulin, who released three LP’s, seven singles and recorded two John Peel sessions between 2000 and 2007. In 2008 Holman began writing for The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music, and is now a contributing editor working under David Sheppard and Gemma De Cruz. Art and Music is a quarterly magazine that is distributed internationally, while remaining the in house publication of The Saatchi Gallery London. In 2015 Holman began making new works informed by his fathers three tours of duty as a member of the British Army in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Using his fathers photographic archive of “The Troubles,” Holman has produced works that explore the similarities in landscape, ephemera and class in both Northern Ireland and Northern England. Works from this collection have been exhibited at The Royal College of Art and have been published in The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music and long listed, exhibited and published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology 2016 – “Future Now, 100 international emerging artists.” These works have recently been presented by Darbyshires London, in a solo exhibition in 2016 that was sponsored by Darbyshires Frame Makers in partnership with The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music. In January 2017, Holman became a commissioned artist for the ground breaking ‘Art In Manufacturing’ project, as part of the first ever National Festival of Making. The commission and residency that followed was supported by arts commissioners Super Slow Way and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Holman was one of nine specially commissioned artists researching industrial production techniques and 160 years of making heritage.  The resulting artworks and performances were revealed as part of the festival with a solo exhibition, a digital moving image commission and two choral performances in Blackburn Cathedral. Holman exhibited during the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi – VISIONS, from September 14 to November 26, 2017, before showing new works at Jorge Jurado Gallery, Bogotà, Columbia, from November 1st to 30th 2018.

Jamie Holman is a non executive director of The National festival of Making CIC, a director of PRISM Contemporary gallery and studios, and is currently artist in residence for The British Textiles Biennial 2019

“Transform and Escape the Dogs! is a series of new works by artist Jamie Holman, celebrating a history of radical gatherings where the working class youth of the north resisted, rejected, and finally reclaimed the spaces that cotton made and then abandoned. From Malkin tower to Mill Hill; a defiant history of witches, hand loom poets, blacksmith painters, football casuals, and pioneer film makers, challenging accepted notions of textiles heritage, and of those people and events that have shaped us.

These works seek to remind us that, ‘when we gather, we become powerful. We transform and escape the dogs.”

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M A  Chelsea School of Art and Design 

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 B A (Hons)  Chelsea School of Art and Design 
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Transform and escape the dogs!

Solo exhibition

Artist in residence The British Textile Biennial 2019

Commissioned by Super Slow Way

Funded by Arts Council England

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Art in Manufacturing ‘Legacy’
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
May 12th to August 4th

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‘Agreement: A People’s Process’

University of Liverpool,

hosted by the Institute of Irish Studies

9 March 2018- 21 April 2018

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‘Lancashire skies – Lancashire tides’

The Stone Jetty Morecambe

Performed, Wednesday the 14th March 2018.

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Redeye Photography Conference

Hothouse Manchester

17 February 2018, 10:00 to 16:30

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation



All We Have
Jorge Jurado Gallery
November 1st to 30th
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Carefully Thought
October 27th – November 14th
Bellwood and Wright Lancaster
Gill Rocca
Katherine Jones
Jamie Holman
Cassie Pearson
Louis Appleby
Alexander Appleby
Sarah Jane bellwood
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Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, 57th Venice Art Biennale. 

September 14-November 26, 2017



 Things Worth Fighting For

Northlight (Brierfield Mill),

Dale Street Entrance,

Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5PL

29th – 30th July 2017



Art In Manufacturing at The National Festival of Making

PRISM Contemporary – solo exhibition

Choral Performance – Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn, Lancashire

Sat 6 – Sun 7 May 2017



Jamie Holman

Curated by Dan Edwards

Darbyshire Space

19-23 White Lion Street, first floor, London, N1 9PD

September 14th – November 15th 2016


Group Exhibitions – Conference Outputs – Collaborations 

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Education and Training Foundation’s Summer Conference on Tuesday 4th July 2017

Poster and workshop presentation

Embedding English in the Group Critique at Level 4

5 -7 Tavistock Place
Mary Ward House

National Festival of Making Conference – Conversations in Creativity

Studio Visit to Charles Hadcock Studio & Panel Discussion
in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

with Charles Hadcock, John Grayson, Hugh Miller, Jamie Holman & Claire Mander (Host) in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

                                                                                                         1-4pm, Thursday 27 April 2017   

                                                  Roach Bridge Mill, Roach Road, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UB


‘The Subject of Study – Collaboration in Research and Artistic Practice’

‘The Subject of Study – Collaboration in Research and Artistic Practice’ conference at Manchester University. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/subject-of-study-collaboration-in-research-and-artistic-practice-tickets-28499784623

November 17th 2016 12:00 p.m.

School of Arts Languages and Cultures, Graduate School

Ellen Wilkinson Building, Atrium and Conference Room (C1.18)

University of Manchester Oxford

Road M15 6JA

Northern Artists 

Louis Appleby, Sarah Jane Bellwood, Gerry Davies, Jamie Holman, Peter Layzelle, Mandy Payne  

Bellwood & Wright Lancaster

July 15th – 29th 2016

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AoC College HE research and Scholarship Conference

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Beyond the studio – towards a community of practice (after Passmore and Hamilton)


The  Studio  Birmingham

Tuesday June 28th

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Collaboration with Justin Wiggan

Justin Wiggan presents UNKNWNPLRSRS from his latest work, Plastik Tonez.  UNKNWNPLRSRS features a text by Jamie Holman and film by James Ockelford.

Vivid Projects, Birmingham, B5 5RS

12 May 2016

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

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Aesthetica Art Prize Long list

“Fallswater Drive – Openshaw Drive” Published in “Future Now” – Aesthetica  anthology of emerging artists

“Fallswater Drive – Openshaw Drive” exhibited on gallery monitors

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CDSS – UCBC: Critical Pedagogies, Power & Possibilities: Strategies for Difference & Solidarity in Contemporary Societies

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“Austerity Theme Park”


UCBC Blackburn College

May 20th 2016

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 3rd International St. Magnus Conference – Visualising the North
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Blackburn  now  – as Belfast before  paper

University of the Highlands and Islands

Orkney Islands.

April 14 – 16 2016

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Carry The News

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Winter issue The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music

Four page commission.

Includes “Just what is it that makes these homes so ideal ? ”  Screenprint.

December 2015 – March 2016 

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Hit The North!

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They Eat Culture solo commission for a series of site specific performances on Preston Train Station. Funded  by :

Arts Council England

Virgin Trains

Preston Train Station


January – July 2016

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Selected Exhibitions

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October 21 – November 11 2015

National Open Art Prize

Royal College of Art

11th – 25th September 2015

Exeter Contemporary Open

Representing some of the most exciting and engaging contemporary visual arts practice from just fourteen artists and includes work from:

Henny AcloqueKelly BestJack BurtonGordon DaltonDickon DruryJamie HolmanDaniel Sean KellyMcGilvary WhitePaul MerrickTom PittNina RoyleRuaidhri RyanMimei ThompsonJosephine Wood.



Artists Vinyl – from the collection of Cedar Lewisohn.

                     Punk N Sheep Gallery London.

Edwin Burdis, Simon Critchiey, Jonathan Bronsfield, John Cussans, Horoon Mirza, David Shrigley, Hana Miletic, Nova Popularna, Bianca Glazebrook, Mathilde Rosier, Nightshift ,Marcin Dutka) , Stewart Home, Thomas Zipp, JP Monrow, Mark Tichner and John Spiteri, Johanna Billing , The Art Critics Orchestra, Liam Gillick and Corinne Jones, Scott King, Martin Creed, Maurizio Cattelan, Ceal Floyer, Ross Sinclair, Jamie Holman, Mike Ballard, Josephine Wood, Natasha Rees, Henrik Håkansson



Six Preparatory Drawings For a Video Performance.

The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music


All About And To A Female Artist : 

                                                     Imagined conversation  with Shelagh Delaney

                                                      National Theatre commission

                                                      The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music

 ‘one shot

B.P.S.22, Space for Contemporary Creation

Charleroi, Belgium

  6 march to 11 july 2013.



The key Of Yellow

Glasgow Film festival


The Rawtenstall Ladies Choir Sing Their Hearts Out For The lads

                                                      Songs To Learn  and sing

                                                      Danioth Pavillion

                                                      Haus Fur Kunst Uri – Holland

You’ll Never Walk Alone
Fußball und Fankultur

Datum: 09.06.2006 – 09.07.2006

Kuratoren: Thomas Edlinger & Martin Sturm
Künstler: Stephen Dean FR/US, Josef Dabernig /AT, Wolfgang Dorninger /AT, Massimo Furlan /CH, Julie Henry /GB, Peter Hörmanseder /AT, Jamie Holman /US, Kurt Lackner /AT, Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer /AT, Antoni Muntadas /ES, Barbara Musil & Gunda Wiesner /AT, Antonio Ortega /ES, Grazia Toderi /IT

Jamie Holman /UK
Songs to learn and sing, 1998
The Rawtenstall Ladies Choir Sing Their Hearts Out For The Lads, 

Jamie Holman’s videos derive their wit from the confrontation between sound and image: Two British football fans sit frontally before the camera on a couch and roar out their repertoire of fan songs, while in the second video elderly ladies sing some of the very same songs with the serious demeanor of a church choir.

Video artist, musician


50 films directed for :

                                                   The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and music.

                                                  (see selected documentary commissions below)


John Peel Live Session Broadcast


John Peel Live Session Broadcast


30 seconds broadcast intervention Channel Four.


Process – U.K. Touring



                                                                      Videorama, Depot, Kunst und Diskussion, Vienna, Austria

                                                                       Tracey Emin- Jamie Holman –

                                                                       Gillian Wearing-Georgina Starr


Dazed and Confused Magazine

                                                                       November / December Issue: One Page Artists Project.


Future Map – London Institute, London


                                                           London Special – FCMM, Montreal, Canada


 UK Youth Sing A Long

                                                                       Pleasure Dome – Toronto, Canada


New Visions

Tramway, Glasgow


Northern Exposures

Cornerhouse, Manchester


Football Crazy

Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool


Bloomberg New Contemporaries

                                                                       Tate Gallery, Liverpool – Camden Arts Centre

Selected documentary commissions :

Nam Jun Paik : Tate Liverpool

Marianne Faithful/John Dunbar : Tate Liverpool

Art Turning Left : Tate Liverpool

Selected Articles and Bibliography Summer 2012

The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art and Music

“Our Friends in the north”

Sept 1999- 2005

Features, interviews and reviews as tompaulin/micktravis including :

The Guardian, Observer music monthly, Uncut, Mojo, NME, Melody Maker, Metro, Time Out, The Independent, The Daily Mirror, web platforms and local press.

Press pack available on request

Sept 1999

Television : Featured on Late Review.

“Tom Paulin on tompaulin”

July 1999

Television : 30 seconds broadcast intervention Channel Four.

June 1998

The Guardian – ‘Process’ recommended

June 1997

FCMM – Steve Reinke

September 1996

Art Monthly – Philip Sanderson

July 1996

The Guardian – Adrianne Searle

24th July 1996

Time Out – Sarah Kent

21st July 1996

Independent on Sunday – Tim Hilton

 Music Releases (Long Players) under alias “tompaulin/micktravis”

“Into The Black” CD 2005 (Track And Field)

“Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt” CD 2003 (Track And Field)

“The Town And The City” CD 1999 (Uglyman)