Patrick Goddard: The Hellish Cycle Complete

2 May 2017 – 19 May 2017

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Hardwick Gallery

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


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  • Cheltenham Spa

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Hardwick Gallery presents Patrick Goddard's video The Hellish Cycle Complete, completed at Blackrock 2016, the artist residency program in Gloucestershire run by Matts Gallery and the Lydney Park Estate.


A guard/feral/rescue dog dashes around  the forgotten architecture of an industrial past. A poetic monologue delivers a brief run down of post-Fordist Britain, Brexit psychologies and ending with a kind of post-anarchist anti-manifesto. Notes to self puncture the pomposity of the primary narrator.

Creating video, publication, performance and installation; Patrick’s politically loaded and narrative based works undermine themselves with a self-defeating black comedy. Inverting the position of the aloof cultural critic, the works wrestle with the complexities of commitment and Patrick’s own fumbled attempts to create a personal and political integrity.

Patrick Goddard is an artist and writer working in London. Completing an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2011, he is currently studying for a doctorate at Oxford University in Fine Art practice.

Recent and forthcoming solo shows include: ‘The Go Professional Trilogy’ at Seventeen Gallery, London April 2017; ‘Looking for the Ocean Estate’ Almanac Projects, London, November 2016, ‘Gone To Croatan’ at Outpost Gallery, Norwich, May 2015; ‘Revolver II’ at Matt’s Gallery, London, November-December 2014.

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