Selected writing about Paul Rooney’s work

Articles and essays


Richard Thomas (The Wire magazine). Oct. 2023.

Steven Bode (Film and Video Umbrella website). April 2021.

Katie Allen (National Lottery Heritage Fund website). 9/7/2019.

Tessa Jackson, Jessica Holtaway (Constructing Connections art project newspaper). 2017.

Bryan Biggs (Bido Lito magazine). September 2017.

Gregory Blair (Journal of Art for Life). 12/16/2014.

Andy Murray (The Big Issue magazine). Oct. 2012.

Glen Jamieson (Outpost Gallery booklet). June 2011.

Roger McKinley (Corridor 8 magazine). 2010.

Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). Jan. 2010.

Nick Ahad (Yorkshire Post). 23/1/2009.

Amanda Ravetz (Connecting Art And Anthropology website). 2007.

Dan Hicks (Situations website). 15/2/2006.

Michael Bracewell (Firstsite Gallery book). 2006.

Claire Doherty (Firstsite Gallery book). 2006.

Mark Patterson (Nottingham Evening Post). 21/1/2005.

David Osbaldeston (Stellar fanzine issue about Paul Rooney). Winter/Spring 2004.

Neil Mulholland (Site Gallery brochure). 2003.

David Ward (The Guardian). 10/10/2003.

Graham Parker (Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland book). 2003.

Jane Watt (A-N magazine). Sept. 2003.

Tim Abrahams (The Scotsman). 19/3/2002.

Jacquie Swift (Public Art Journal). April 2001.

Pam Meecham (Pump House (National Museum of Labour History) exhibition brochure). April 1999.

Reviews/previews of installations/exhibitions


Susan Gray (Church Times). 24/10/2022.

The Newsroom (Yorkshire Post). 14/10/2022.

Ellen Wilkinson (A-N website). 29/9/2022.

Jonathan Jones (The Guardian). 22/2/2022.

Ian Smith (The Northumberland Gazette). 4/2/2022.

Tessa Norton (The Wire magazine). May 2019.

Steve Lee (The Big Issue magazine). 21/3/2016.

Steve Rose (The Guardian). 18/9/2015.

Mark Moran (Picture Ville website). 18/9/2015.

Charlotte Keeys (Little White Lies website). 14/9/2015.

Bob Dickinson (Art Monthly). Nov. 2013.

Ben Miller (Culture 24 website). 5/8/2013.

Neil Copper (The List magazine). 1/8/2013.

Colin Gleadell (The Daily Telegraph). 22/7/2013.

Sorcha Carey (Central Station website). July 2013.

David Hebblethwaite (Bookmunch website). 23/10/2012. [Book review.]

Laura Davis (Metro). 12/10/2012.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 15/9/2012.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 31/3/2012.

Skye Sherwin (The Guardian). 4/6/2011.

Honor Beddard (A-N website). 23/5/2010.

John Kieffer (The Independent). 10/5/2010.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 3/4/2010.

Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). Dec. 2009.

Laura Cumming (The Observer). 18/11/2009.

Skye Sherwin (The Guardian). 13/11/2009.

Abi Bliss (Frieze magazine online). 22/10/2009.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 26/9/2009.

Francis Gooding (Time Out magazine). 7/5/2009.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 28/2/2009.

Alex Hetherington (A-N website). 4/2/2009.

David Barrett (Art Monthly magazine). Dec/Jan. 2008-2009.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 27/12/2008.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 13/12/2008.

Beth Ridley (Nouse website). 25/11/2008.

Tim Abrahams (Blueprint magazine). Nov. 2008. [Book review.]

Neil Cooper (MAP magazine #15). Sept. 2008.

James Clegg (Art Review magazine). Sept. 2008.

JJ Charlesworth (Art Review magazine). July/Aug 2008.

Coline Milliard (Modern Painters magazine). July/Aug 2008.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 14/6/2008.

Martin Vincent (Metro). 9/6/2008.

Rebecca Geldard (Time Out magazine). 12/5/2008.

Jessica Lack (The Guardian). 19/4/2008.

Samantha Culp (South China Morning Post). 7/8/2007.

Carol Archer (Art Monthly Australia). Aug. 2007.

Jeffery Dennis (The Art Book). Feb. 2008. [Book review.]

Adrian Searle (The Guardian). 6/1/2007. [Book review.]

Paul O’Kane (A-N magazine). Jan. 2007.

Ian Russell (Archaeolog website). 23/12/2006.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 3/12/2005.

Newsdesk (Art Monthly magazine). October 2005.

Isla Leaver-Yap (The List magazine). 28/4/2005.

Catriona Black (The Sunday Herald). 17/4/2005.

David Barrett (Art Monthly magazine). March 2005.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 29/1/2005.

Emma Lewis (Leftlion website). 28/2/2005.

Colette Bernhardt (The Guardian). 20/11/2004.

Alfred Hickling (The Guardian). 8/1/2004.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 6/12/2003.

Tina Jackson (Metro). 5/12/2003.

Neil Mulholland (Frieze magazine). Nov/Dec. 2003.

Helen Duff (Metro). 10/10/2003.

Newsdesk (Artforum). 10/10/2003.

Paul Anthony Black (Flash Art magazine). Oct. 2003.

Marc Starr (Metro). 5/3/2003.

Stephen Palmer (A-N magazine). 4/2/2003.

Joni Hillman (Scotland on Sunday). June 2003.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 21/12/2002. [As Common Culture]

Graham Parker (Art Monthly magazine). Nov. 2002.

Jessica Lack (The Guardian). 26/10/2002.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 3/8/2002.

Jessica Dawson (The Washington Post). 28/12/2000.

Max Pizarro (The Georgetown Current). 22/11/2000.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). Oct. 2000.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 19/8/2000.

Kirsty McGee (The Big Issue). July 2000.

Jonathan Jones (The Guardian). 24/4/2000.

Jessica Lack (The Guardian). 8/4/2000.

Dave Beech (Art Monthly magazine). Sept. 1999. [As Common Culture]

Michael Bracewell (Frieze magazine). June 1999. [As Common Culture]

Martin Vincent (City Life Manchester magazine). 12/5/1999.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 16/3/1999. [As Common Culture]

Steve Oxley (The Big Issue). 30/11/1998.

Robert Clark (The Guardian). 19/10/1996.

Reviews of records


Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). March 2023.

Richard Allen (A Closer Listen website). 1/2/2023.

Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). Oct. 2021.

Tracy Wilson (Turntable Report blog). 2/11/2020.

Ed Pinsent (The Sound Projector blog). 23/9/2020.

Ed Pinsent (The Sound Projector blog). 7/5/2020.

William Sheridan (The Last Great Record blog). 29/11/2019.

Steve Pescott (The Sound Projector blog). 5/7/2019.

William Sheridan (The Last Great Record blog), 22/12/2018.

Abi Bliss (The Wire magazine). Sept. 2018.

Jared Dix (Echoes and Dust blog). 13/07/2018.

Stuart Marshall (The Sound Projector blog). 31/12/2017.

Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). June 2017.

Mark Whitby (Unwashed Territories blog). 14/5/2017.

Julian Cowley (The Wire magazine). Oct. 2014.

Amelia Crouch (Other Matters blog). 19/2/2015.

Jonathan Lovett (Massive Crush blog). 3/01/2008.

Calum Craig (Is This Music? website). 5/11/2007.

Neil Cooper (MAP magazine #10). June 2007.

Wayne Burrows (The Big Issue magazine). 1/1/2001.

Stewart Lee (The Sunday Times). 31/12/2000.

Stewart Lee (The Sunday Times). 23/4/2000.

Mark Beasley (Untitled magazine). Autumn 1999.

Sarah Jane (City Life Manchester magazine). Dec. 1998.

Tom Ridge (The Wire magazine). Nov. 1998.

Stewart Lee (The Sunday Times). 18/10/1998.

Books that reference Paul Rooney’s work


Foxcroft, Nigel H. The Kaleidoscopic Vision of Malcolm Lowry: Souls and Shamans. Lexington Books. 2019.

Hall, John. Deakin, Andrew. Boulter, Glenn. Full of Noises: Remote Possibilities 2009-2015. PO Publishing. 2017.

Gee, N. Gabriel. Art in the North of England, 1979–2008. Routledge. 2017.

Dezeuze, Anna. Almost Nothing: Observations on Precarious Practices in Contemporary Art (Rethinking Art’s Histories). Manchester University Press. 2016.

Velvick, Lauren. The Expanded City 2015-2016. In Certain Places. 2016.

Amandine Roy, Elodie. Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove. Ashgate Publishing. 2015.

Whitby, Mark. The Festive Fifty. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2nd edition). 2015.

Charnley, James. Creative License: Leeds College of Art (1963-1973). Lutterworth Press. 2015.

Whitehead, Christopher. Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries. Routledge. 2012.

Prager, Brad (ed). A Companion to Werner Herzog (WBCF-Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors). Wiley-Blackwell. 2012.

Bracewell, Michael. Michael Bracewell: The Space Between – Collected Writings. Ridinghouse. 2011.

Pooke, Grant (ed). Contemporary British Art: An Introduction. Routledge. 2010.

Biggs, Bryan and Sheldon, Julie (eds). Art in a City Revisited. Liverpool University Press and the Bluecoat. 2009.

Biggs, Bryan and Tookey, Helen (eds). Malcolm Lowry – From the Mersey to the World. Liverpool University Press and the Bluecoat. 2009.

Gorschlüter, Peter. McKane, Antoinette. Pih, Darren. The Fifth Floor – Ideas Taking Space. Liverpool University Press. 2009.

Garner, Ken. The Peel Sessions: A Story of Teenage Dreams and One Man’s Love of New Music. BBC Books. 2007.

Grunenberg, Christoph (ed). Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-garde. Tate Liverpool. Exhibition catalogue. 2007.

Bracewell, Michael; Doherty, Claire; Lucas, Annabel. Got Up Late the Other Day – Paul Rooney. Firstsite Gallery and Cornerhouse Publishers. Artist monograph. 2006.

Buckman, David (ed). Artists in Britain Since 1945. Sansom and Company. Biographical reference book. 2006.

Farquharson, Alex; Schleiker, Andrea; Mahony, Emma. British Art Show 6. Hayward Gallery Publishing. Touring exhibition catalogue. 2005.

Ledwith, Colin; Beasley, Mark. Electric Earth. Film and Video from Britain. British Council. Touring exhibition catalogue. 2003.