Grizedale Arts


David Blandy

Born 1975.

At Grizedale

David contributed to Romantic Detachment (2004) developing his ‘Lone Barefoot Pilgrim’ character with a trek across America and a tour of musically significant sites in NYC. He extended the role for further work in the Lake District as part of Cumbriana Proof (2005) and worked with a London Youth group to create a musical event at the Coniston Water Festival a battle of the bands between Urban R&B and the Coniston school swing band, humiliating Jonathan Griffin in the process.  

Project Contributions

Selected Shows

Solo Exhibitions
2009-10 Fortress of Solitude: Soul Archive, 176 Project Space, London
2009 The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim, Solo screening, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead   Crossroads, Solo exhibition, Spike Island, Bristol, touring to Turner Contemporary, Margate, and 176 Project Space, London  

Group Exhibitions
2009 Stranger Things Are Happening, Aspex, Portsmouth   Personal Affects, A.I.R. Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands
2008 Far West, Arnolfini, Bristol; touring to A Foundation, Liverpool and Turner Contemporary, Margate
Museumnight 2008: Tomorrow is Humourless
, screening event at Stedelijk Museum Bureau (SMBA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
, Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Brazil 
Made Up
, the Bluecoat, as part of the Liverpool Biennial 
Tatton Park Biennial
, Cheshire 
Sonic Youth
, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland & touring to Wallace Gallery, New York, USA