Selected writing about Paul Rooney’s work

Articles and essays


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.

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.