The Principalities
Juneau Projects
3 Dec 2008 - 7 Feb 2009

Juneau Projects were formed as a collaborative practice in 2001 by Birmingham based artists Ben Sadler and Philip Duckworth. Their work engages with people and folk histories, bringing together live work and installation in new interactive combinations.

Created specially for their Stanely Picker Fellowship at Kingston University, The Principalities constituted a series of intricately designed stages each with a specific theme or genre, akin to the arrangement of stages and tents at music festivals.

An evolving programme of live events saw Juneau Projects collaborate with a number of other artists, groups, students and members of the public, drawing upon traditional customs of public performance, such as Mummers Plays and Morris Dancing, and adapting these customs into a contemporary format and aesthetic.


Exhibition Launch 6.30-8.30pm Wednesday 3rd December
with Juneau Projects Live
Preceded by artists’ talk at 5.30pm

Comedy & Spoken Word Night 7pm Thursday 4th December
with a special line-up of International Artists, Performers & Comedy Acts

Music Nights 7pm Wednesday 14th January & Thursday 15th January
with Local Bands, Fans & Specially Formed Student-Super-Groups

Pub Nights 7pm Wednesday 4th February & Thursday 5th February
with Quizzes, Karaoke & Open-Mic Sessions