Unknown Men & Unknown Women at Grimsby Minster till April 13th 2019

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:19 pm

A set of eight catoptric images; this anamorphic technique uses a heavily distorted image which appears perfect in a mirrored sphere. These feature portraits of unknown people from Grimsby Library archives.

Research, development and fabrication was funded by Making Ways; Sheffield, City of Makers

tracey holland unknown woman march 2019

Magnetic Atlas at Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Cantor building, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Posted: November 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm


November 19 – December 11 2016


Posted: October 9, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Huldra screening at Casablanca Biennale, Morocco

Curated by Cristina Ghetti and shown as part of the film screening for the 2016 Casablanca Biennale

14th to the 23rd of October.

Posted: August 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Engagement and Entrapment  Galerie GAIA - Seoul, South Korea

July 20th to August 2nd 2016

Screening of Huldra in this group show. Curated by Diana Ali.


East London’s Photomonth event - UNCERTAIN STATES ANNUAL 2015

Posted: November 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

New photographic work Zennor Forever in Uncertain states annual East London’s Photomonth event

5 - 21 November 2015
Private View: Wednesday 4
November 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Uncertain States would like to invite you to our sixth Annual Exhibition at The Mile Art Pavilion. The exhibition is part of Photomonth, East London Photography Festival.The Annual exhibition brings together the excellence and diversity in photography that Uncertain States represents. This years exhibition includes over fifty artists from the collective who have contributed to the Uncertain States projects over the years.

Zelda Cheatle, Independent Curator, who writes for the exhibition catalogue adds, “Within this group of 50 artists, there is a myriad of genres and intentions, different print types, print techniques, print scales, the whole array of the medium of photography that translates the thoughts and feelings, the clear and less clear, messages and environs of the wide diaspora that this show contains; Within this one exhibition is fifty entirely different modes of expression and thought.”

Mile End Art Pavilion
Clinton Road, London
E3 4QY

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6:30 pm
5 November First Thursday Late Opening: 11 - 9:00 pm

‘Huldra’ screened in Cyprus this summer

Posted: June 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Engagement AND Entrapment 1&2

Touring exhibition at Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2014) & Zmart Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (2015). Engagement is a way of capturing attention, a way of alluring and a way of enticing to possess ownership. International artists have been invited to question this through political, personal, artistic and cultural systems. Curated by Diana Ali.

image from filmwork Huldra

image from filmwork Huldra

New book cover for Poet Nell Farrell

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Moormaid Press have just published a new and wonderful collection of Nell Farrell’s poems, Mermaids and Other Devices

commissioned cover by Tracey Holland

UCS 2014 at The Bank Gallery

Posted: November 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm


Uncertain States is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Exhibition UCS 2014 at The Bank Gallery

14 November – 5 December 2014

Private View: Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 9:00 pm

I’ll be showing photographic work from Charged Vessels & Infinite Bodies series and the short film The Sleeper Falls - work from the recent Magnetic Atlas exhibition.



The exhibition is a selection of photographers that have contributed to the quarterly Uncertain States broadsheets over the years. This years artists include;

Adrian Hardy, Agatha a. Nitecka, Ania Dabrowska, Cat Stevens, Charlie Fjatstrom, Christina Reid, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field,Tracey Holland, Francisco Gomez de Villaboa, Heather McDonough, James Russell Cant, Josephine Coy, Karl Ohiri, Martina Geccelli, Mick Williamson, Mish Amikoff, Radoslav Daskalov, Richard Ansett, Rebecca Sainsot Reynolds, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Spencer Rowell and Susan Andrews.

The Bank Gallery, Central House
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

Opening Times:
Tue- Fri: 11 am – 7 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 5: 30 pm.

Uncertain States/20

Posted: October 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

US/20 publication

US/20 publication

Uncertain States

A lens-based artists’ project


Photographic images from the recent  Magnetic Atlas show are featured in issue 20 of Uncertain States magazine.

Ucs. distributes a free quarterly broadsheet through:

  • V&A Museum, London
  • Turner Contemporary, Margate
  • Arnolfini, Bristol
  • Impressions Gallery, Bradford
  • Ikon Gallery & Library of Birmingham
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
  • Open Eye Gallery Liverpool
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Tate Britain, Millbank

The Sleeper Falls screening as part of PoetryFilm Equinox

Posted: September 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

PoetryFilm Equinox: Translation, Transcreation, Punctuation. Friday 26 September at 7pm.

PoetryFilm Equinox: Translation, Transcreation, Punctuation curated by Malgorzata-Kitowski

FRAMESTORE, 19-23 Wells Street, London

Friday 26 September 2014, 7pm

Image still from The Sleeper Falls

Image still from The Sleeper Falls

The Sleeper Falls film work will be shown as part of the programme

A special PoetryFilm event celebrating the Autumn Equinox with a programme of short films and poems exploring the themes of Translation, Transcreation and Punctuation.

The screening will take place between 7pm and 8pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception in the bar.

Magnetic Atlas meet the artist 1.00 till 4.00 pm on 7th December at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Posted: November 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

We’ll be having a mid exhibition meet the artist event and catalogue launch for the Magnetic Atlas show at St Johns Church, 20-21 Visual Arts centre in Scunthorpe, so it would be great if you could make it along. If you can’t make it for the 7th, then the show continues till January 18th.


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Posted: October 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Magnetic Atlas

The Sleeper Falls, Ordinalia, Huldra, Charged Vessels & Infinite Bodies


This new body of work is now showing at 20-21 Visual arts centre in Scunthorpe till 18th January. Date for mid exhibition event and catalogue launch TBA

film still from Ordinalia Tracey Holland

image still from ORDINALIA

Twelve old maritime and railway lamps are free hung into the Chancel of St Johns church each containing a film loop. Three centre lamps show a synchronised film work


The Golem and Carnival of Souls

Posted: October 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

These two new films are being shown at Bar Street Studios during the Illuminating York festival. Carnival Of Souls will be projected onto the window of the gallery so viewers can see the work after dark and The Golem can be seen inside the gallery during normal opening hours (10.00 till 4.00, Monday to Friday).


Opening March 5th at Bar lane Gallery, York

Posted: February 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

More about the artists involved here



Posted: December 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

4 December 2010 - 26 February 2011

Riverside Gallery
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond

Disease, dissection, and Darwin become the subject for artists displaying at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond from 4th December 2010. Orleans House Gallery presents Picturing Science, an open exhibition which examines the collision between two harmonious and contrasting fields of symbolic representation, Art and Science.

Posted: October 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm


October 28 - November 1, 2010

Currently showing work with Bleachbox at Art Toronto

Founded in 2000, the Toronto International Art Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America.
Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.


The Fall Affordable Art Fair New York City September 30 - October 3, 2010

Posted: September 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Bleachbox will be showing a selection of lambda prints at the art fair in New york


WHEN: September 30-October 3, 2010
WHERE: 7W New York (7 West 34th Street)

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Brighton Festival Fringe 1st to 23rd may 2010

Posted: April 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm

From the Darkness … light in contemporary art
Curated by Nathaniel Hepburn at Mascalls Gallery, this exhibition will be at the 13th century St Peter’s church,
Preston Park in Brighton. This group show includes Tracey Holland’s series of lightbox works ‘The Almond Tree’


‘From the Darkness’ is one of a series of exhibitions from Brighton to Canterbury. It’s open daily 11 - 3pm.
For more information contact Mascalls Gallery on 01892 839039.

Uncertain states annual show in Mile End as part of East London’s Photomonth

Posted: July 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Residency at the Bakken Museum of Electricity, Minneapolis

Posted: September 12, 2006 at 9:11 pm

In October 2007 l completed a residency at the Bakken Museum and Library of Electricity in Minneapolis in the USA. I worked with the historic artifacts and also with the amazing collection of rare and wonderfull books in the library. Check out the website www.thebakken.org