Tim Knowles


UK- born 1969

A digital camera inside a parcel looks out through a small hole and captures images of its journey through the postal system.  The Spy Box was sent from my studio to the gallery, without the knowledge or consent of Royal Mail, taking an image every 10 seconds recording a total of 6994 images these were then edited together to create an animated slideshow.


Selected Solo Exhibitions / Projects


2017 April

The Dynamics of Drifting, Hestercombe House, Somerset, UK


Watershed+ commission , Deveron Arts, Huntly, Scotland, Uk


Exploration Aids Deveron Arts, Huntly, Scotland, UK Ongoing


Dispersal Zone

Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CANADA

2015 Oct

Force-Fire Highland Games, Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

2014 Feb

Paths of Variable Resistance Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK

2013 July

Post Box Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

2013 June

Kielder Forest Walk Kielder Castle, Northumberland, UK

2013 April

Mass Windwalk Sydney, AUSTRALIA

2012 Sept

Windgrid Taylor Square, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

2011 April

Recorded Delivery bitforms Gallery, New York,USA

2011 April

for the Baron The Horticultural Society, New York, USA

2009 June

Wanderlust Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth, UK

2009 Jan

Unpredictable forms of sound and motion bitforms Gallery, New York, USA

2008 Feb

Searchlight #1 Economist Plaza, London,  UK

2006 June

Knowles & Morland  [2 person show] Rokeby, London,  UK

2002 Nov

Present Future Artissima, Torino,  ITALY

2001 Nov

Out of the Blue 1000eventi, Milan,  ITALY

2001 Nov

Music of Chance Zero, Piacenza,  ITALY


Selected Group Exhibitions / Projects


2017 April

And what, for examples, am I now seeing?  Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Paris, France

2016 Nov

Precarious Nature,  Coca,  Christchurch, New Zealand

2016 Oct

Works for Air,  Hanover Project, Preston, Uk

2016 March

Terrain: Land into Art,  Hestercombe House,  Somerset, UK

2015 Oct

Lines of Tangency MSK, Ghent, NETHERLANDS

2015 Sept

The pen moves across the earth... Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, CANADA

2015 March

Second Autumn Art Stations, Poznan, POLAND

2014 May

Encounters at he Edge of the Forest Gallery 400, Chicago, USA

2014 April

Walk On  [Touring] The Atkinson, Southport, UK

2014 April

Walk On  [Touring] MAC, Birmingham, UK

2014 Jan

A Machine Aesthetic  [Touring] Th Gallery AUB, Bournemouth, UK

2014 Jan

Drawing Making: Making Drawing The Drawing Room, London, UK

2014 Jan

For each gesture another character Art Stations, Poznan, POLAND

2013 Dec

A Machine Aesthetic  [Touring] Gallery North, Newcastle, UK

2013 Nov

Line Drift Loci Campbell Works, London, UK

2013 Oct

Manoeures Voorkamer, Lier, BELGIUM

2013 Oct

Palimpsest Biennale #9 Mildura, AUSTRALIA

 2013 July

Long drawn out Catalyst Arts, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

2013 July

Art-Walking Northumberland Highgreen, Northumberland, UK

2013 May

Walk On  [Touring] NGCA, Sunderland, UK

2013 March

Walk On  [Touring] Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London, UK

2012 July

Pertaining to things natural Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK

2012 Feb

Landscape and more Galleria Six, Milan, ITALY

2012 Jan

Verdant Bakalar Gallery, Boston, USA

2012 Jan

Out of Control NEST, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

2011 Aug

Evening in the year of the rabbit Casa de Culture Laura Alvim, Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL

2011 Aug

Incidental Data UTS Gallery, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

2011 May

Morning in the year of the rabbit Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

2010 Nov

Cimento dell’armonia e dell’invenzione Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, GERMANY

2010 Oct

Over Yonder commission Leeds Digital Art & various Yorkshire venues, UK

2010 Sept

Fluxus Now The Exchange, Penzance, UK

2009 Sept

Anti Festival Kuopio, FINLAND

2009 Sept

Mobile Research Station no.1 Skulpturenpark Berlin, GERMANY

2008 March

ARTfutures 2008 Bloomberg Space, London,  UK 

2007 Oct

Isobar Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK 

2007 Sept

Jerwood Drawing Prize Jerwood Space, London Plus touring the UK

2007 June

Driven Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK

2007 March

ARTfutures 2007 Bloomberg Space, London,  UK 

2007 Feb

Ma come mia? Paolo Bonzano Gallery, Rome,  ITALY

2007 Jan

Slow Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth,  UK

2007 Jan

You’ll never know [Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition] Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle,  UK 

2006  Dec

The New Art Gallery, Walsall,  UK

2006 Sept

The Lowry, Salford,  UK

2006 July

Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea,  UK 

2006 March 

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston,  UK 

2006 Sept

Square Root of drawing Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin,  IRELAND

2006 April

Our house is a house that moves Living Art Gallery, Reykjavik,  ICELAND

2005 Nov

ARTfutures 2006 Bloomberg Space, London,  UK

2005 Oct

Art Caucasas Tblisis,  GEORGIA

2005 Feb

Gage 2005 Hull Time Based Arts, Hull,  UK

2004 Sept

Artists Air Show [Artscatalyst] Farnborough Air Field, Farnborough,  UK

2004 June

Guest, Jones, Knowles & Stockham The Cut, Halesworth,  UK 

2004 May

Our house is a house that moves Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana,  SLOVENIA

2003 Oct

Our house is a house that moves Pavel Haus, Laafeld, Nr Gratz,  AUSTRIA

2003 Sept

Touch Down Gallery 54, Gothenberg,  SWEDEN

2003 Jan

Geographie und die Politik der Mobilitat Generali Foundation,Vienna,  AUSTRIA

2002 May

Mapping the Process Essor Gallery, London,  UK

2002 May

Prospects Essor Gallery project space, London,  UK

2002 May

Last Minute Comune di Codogno, Codogno,  ITALY

2002 MAY

What if we were wrong Spike Island, Bristol,  UK

2001 June

The sun and the rainfall Zero, Piacenza,  ITALY

2001 Jan

Ghosty 1000eventi, Milan,  ITALY

2000 Nov

9.8m/s2 Zero, Piacenza,  ITALY

2000 March

Wreck of Hope The Nunnery, London,  UK


Awards / Residencies


2014 March Ongoing

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Studies,  Artist in Residence, Aberystwyth, Wales

June 2010

British Council & CO-OS ignite,  Funded Research visit to Brazil

2002 July

Makrolab [Artscatalyst],  Art/Science Research Residency, Atholl Estate, Scotland

2001 Nov

British Council in Rome,  Grant Award

1998 July

Art Omi,  Art Omi International Symposium, New York State,  USA

1998 June

South West Arts Grant,  Grant Award

1997 July

South West Arts Grant,  Travel research visit to Bordeaux,  FRANCE

1996 Aug

Latvian Residencies,  Latvian Academy of Art, Riga,  LATVIA

1996 July

Latvian Open Air Museum, Pedvale,  LATVIA