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March - The Lives of Saint Artaud, published by La vertebre et le rossignol (Surrealism & 'Pataphysics). Buy the book

April / July - Mathematics and Art - where constraints meet, with the Oupeinpo group. Institut für Mathematik Universität Potsdam, Berlin

May / June - Fringe Arts Bath

(TBC) November - Mathematics and Art - where constraints meet, with the Oupeinpo group,. Grenoble, France


December - Crux Despertionis, international journal of conceptual writing

November / December - Dans le Mine du crayon Qui Tue, an Oupeinpo exhibition which I'm not sure I was included in! It was at Le Comptoir, Liege, Belgium. I was... the Transgressions exhibition was restaged, 18 November to 31 December

July, M58 Poetry,

July, Telling in Full, Lancaster University

June - Transgressions, Oupeinpo exhibition and book launch, l'Autre Livre book shop, Paris

April - Crux Despertionis, international journal of conceptual writing


June - New work, Oupeinpo exhibition, Montparnasse, Paris

June - A small installation of The Nabokov Paper at the University of Westminster Parasol Unit Forms of Criticism event

June - The Editions I and The Editions II (both publications edited by Sharon Kivland) accepted into Tate Library and Archive, Tate Britain. Also added to the collections of Bibliothèque Nationale Paris and Centre de Livres Artistes (CdLA, St-Yrieix-la-Perche)

May & June - the Report on Knowledge exhibited in the Library of Chelsea College of Art

March - accepted as member of the Oupeinpo. Unbelievable news!!!

February - two stop motion animations music videos for The I Don't Cares. Watch on HelenMF on You Tube and "Back" has been chosen as the official video.


Report on Knowledge - Sharon Kivland. Leeds College of Art Library Interventions series

(Group exhibition)

741.092 Drawing Theory - Helen Frank. Leeds College of Art Library Interventions series

(Solo exhibition)

Recent activity and exhibitions as an artist (2014)

SIA prize & gallery commission, Sheffield Institute of Art
Art Language Location, with HMRCollective, English Faculty Library, Cambridge University
Generative Constraints Practice Based Publication, Royal Holloway University of London
Strategies of Labour, with HMRCollective Bank Street Arts
Reports on Knowledge, Library Interventions, Leeds College of Art library
Griffin Art Prize (short listed) Griffin Gallery, London
Griffin Art Prize touring exhibition - High House, Oxford & White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple

Recent past (2013)

The Nabakov Paper, Shandy Hall, Coxwold North Yorkshire
Art: Language: Location, Plurabelle Books, Cambridge
Out of Context, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Printing the Internet, LABOR, Mexico City
Wirksworth Festival, Windows - artist showcase, Derbyshire
Where is the Work?, S1 Gallery, Sheffield (reviewed in a-n Magazine)

Recent publications

The Editions II, The Editions (Sheffield Hallam University) 
CRUX DESPERATIONIS, Online publication
741.092 Drawing Theory, The Editions (Sheffield Hallam University)
Now We Are 10, Winter Edition, Sein und Werden
In the City, exhibition and conference publication (University of Central Lancashire)
Stitched Time, for Thread Paper Cloth exhibition, Limbo Gallery, Margaate
Systems of Labour - Incomplete Record 1, exhibition documentation (as part of HMRCollective)

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Guerrilla Writers

ISBN 978-1-908452-15-3
£5 (plus shipping) and can be purchased from Lulu

9 x 6 inches, 68 pages, b&w, perfect bound, printed by Lulu. Published and designed by Guerrilla Writers using AND Public.

A speculative autobiography that plots the rise, fall and sideways movement of artist and writer Nick Thurston as well as his struggle to actually write the book itself. Based in Sheffield, UK, Guerrilla Writers are a loose collection of artist-writers enamoured of the idea that re-thinking what writing can be for artists is as much use as any other practice. Through editorial collaboration, authorial displacement and textual appropriation they have written an autobiography.

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