1999 - 2007

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Rose Aidin art journalist
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Dalya Alberge arts correspondent, The Times
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John Ayto editor, Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
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Joan Bakewell journalist, TV presenter
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Lynn Barber journalist, The Observer; Turner Prize judge 2006
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Andrew Billen journalist, The Times
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Sir Peter Blake pop artist
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Louisa Buck writer, Art Newspaper and Tate, Turner Prize judge 2005
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston art critic, The Times
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Matthew Collings art writer and broadcaster
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Emma Crichton-Miller journalist and TV producer
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Ian Crofton dictionary editor
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Nick Currie (Momus) artist, writer and musician
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Angus Deayton TV presenter
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Amy Dempsey art historian
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Tracey Emin Brit artist
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Ekow Eshun now Artistic Director ICA
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Nigel Farndale Daily Telegraph journalist and author
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Laura Gascoigne art writer
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Fiachra Gibbons former arts correspondent, The Guardian
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Colin Gleadell Daily Telegraph art market journalist
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Tony Godfrey Academic Director of Sotheby’s Institute, London
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Andrew Graham-Dixon art critic
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Katy Guest journalist, The Independent
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Rita Hatton author
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Charlotte Higgins arts correspondent, The Guardian
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Damien Hirst Brit artist
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Chrissy Iley journalist
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David Jaffe Senior Curator, National Gallery, London
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Waldemar Januszczak art critic, The Sunday Times, TV producer
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Jonathan Jones art critic, The Guardian
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Louise Jury arts correspondent, Evening Standard, ex The Independent
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John Keane figurative painter, official Gulf War artist
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Maeve Kennedy journalist, The Guardian
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Sarah Kent art editor, Time Out; editor and writer, Saatchi Gallery
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David Lammy Culture Minister (2005)
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Mark Lawson broadcaster presenter BBC Radio 4 Front Row
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David Lee editor Jackdaw art magazine; ex editor, Art Review
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David Lister arts editor, The Independent
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Brad Lochore painter, collected by Charles Saatchi
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Cathy Lomax director of Transition gallery
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Peter London editor, Art in London; director, Gallery West-Eleven
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Edward Lucie-Smith art critic and historian
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Susan Mansfield journalist, The Scotsman
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Tim Marlow TV presenter; curator, White Cube gallery
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Andrew Marr journalist, former Political Editor BBC
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Ivan Massow former Chairman of the ICA
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Rosie Millard journalist, former arts reporter BBC
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Richard Moss arts journalist
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Paul Myners chairman of the Tate gallery trustees
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Alice O'Keeffe arts editor, New Statesman; ex correspondent, Observer
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William Packer art critic and artist
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Jeremy Paxman presenter of BBC 2 Newsnight
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Grayson Perry potter, Turner Prize winner
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Alex Petridis music writer, The Guardian
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Simon Pia journalist, The Scotsman
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Royden Prior director, Spectrum London gallery
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David Prudames arts journalist
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Mark Quinn Brit artist
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Niru Ratnam writer, i-D
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Andrew Renton journalist, The Evening Standard
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Nigel Reynolds arts correspondent, The Daily Telegraph
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John Russell Taylor art critic, The Times
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Adrian Searle art critic, The Guardian
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Sir Nicholas Serota director of the Tate gallery
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Brian Sewell art critic, The Evening Standard
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Janet Street-Porter broadcaster, journalist
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Helen Sumpter art journalist
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Source close to the Tate
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Minutes of Tate Trustees
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Gavin Turk artist
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Stella Vine artist, ex Stuckist
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John A. Walker art author
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Walker Art Gallery
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Michael Wright journalist, The Sunday Timest
  1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007
Stuckist shows  
  The Resignation of Sir Nicholas Serota
  The Real Turner Prize Show (2000)
  The Stuckists: The First Remodernist Art Group
  The First Stuckist International
  Stuckist Classics
  The Real Turner Prize Show (2002)
  The Stuckists Punk Victorian
  Go West
  I Won't Have Sex with You as long as We're Married
  Charles Saatchi
  The Turner Prize
  Tate donation
  Ofili trustee scandal


The Stuckists don't strike me as a well-organised, cohesive group
     Rose Aidin, The Sunday Times 1.8.99.

the mention of Stuckism provokes amused giggles at such Brit Art temples as the Tate, the Saatchi Gallery and White Cube
     Rose Aidin, The Sunday Times 1.8.99.

It was a revolution waiting to happen. The latest daring group of artists has decried the "fatuous manifestations" of modern art such as pickled animals, and says that paintings is the best thing after all.
     Dalya Alberge, The Times 26.8.99.

the bizarre emergence of the Stuckist movement
     Chrissy Iley, Hotair Oct 99.

But there is a serious point to all this: Chidish and the other like-minded artists who form the Stuckists - most notably Charles Thomson - are fundamentally opposed to the way that Brit Art favours the conceptual over all aesthetic considerations. "Brit Shit", as they refer to the work of Emin and her cohorts, has become all shock and no value.
     Chrissy Iley, Hotair Oct 99.

It's a good, healthy thing
     Tracey Emin, The Times 2.10.99

Just explain what Stuckism is, please?
     Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight BBC2, 19.10.99, interviewing Charles Thomson.

Are you so strict in this that you say art can only be painting, it can only be this sort of thing, which frankly strikes me as rather taking the p..., er, taking the mickey?
     Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight BBC2, 19.10.99, interviewing Charles Thomson.

Paxman: If we're to take your movement at face value, which you're inviting us to do...
Thomson: You must.
Paxman: You are completely genuine?
Thomson: Yes.
Paxman: It's not an elaborate joke?
     Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight BBC2, 19.10.99, interviewing Charles Thomson.

I think all those artists at the Tate are being very sincere, in the same way that you're being sincere as well.
     Brad Lochore, Newsnight BBC2, 19.10.99, in discussion with Charles Thomson.

The Battle of the Bed may have been all over in a few minutes but it will go down in art history as the defining moment of the new and previously unheard of Anti-Stuckist Movement.
     Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian 25.10.99. Two Chinese artists jumped on Tracey Emin's bed in the Turner Prize.       Slogans on their bodies included "Anti Stuckism".

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You will not be surprised to learn that I have no comment to make on your letter, or your manifesto "Remodernism".
     Sir Nicholas Serota, Letter to Billy Childish and Charles Thomson, March 2000. Quoted in The Guardian 24.10.00

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Unless of course Stuckism becomes the new Impressionism.
      Rosie Millard, The Tastemakers, page 213, Thames & Hudson, 2001.

Blatantly ignored by critics, black-balled by Time Out, without dealers, collectors or any major fan base, the Stuckists have nevertheless got remarkable sticking power.
      Rosie Millard, The Tastemakers, page 205, Thames & Hudson, 2001.

What they lack in critical status the Stuckists certainly make up for in verve.
      Rosie Millard, The Tastemakers, page 208, Thames & Hudson, 2001.

They are just another media creation. Their work is such a pile of crap. They just want to rant and draw attention to themselves, too. There is this notion that there is the avante-garde and there are the fuddy duddies and if you are not with the avant-garde you are either a fuddy duddy or a Stuckist. Do us a favour! And the avant-garde is the establishment anyway. Where is the dissent? Where are the mavericks? I am generally just filled with dismay at the whole situation.
      John Keane, The Tastemakers by Rosie Millard, page 209, Thames & Hudson, 2001.

Guilt-free art lovers crossed picket lines put up by envious artist-outsiders. They didn't know who was protesting out there. Maybe it was the Stuckists.
Matthew Collings, Art Crazy Nation, page 16, 21 Publishing 2001. On the launch of Tate Modern.

If you're an art-world outsider who wants to protest, only one theme makes sense - outsiders against the art world. And one of the most successful of the outsider groups - but only in terms of getting noticed - is the Stuckists.
      Matthew Collings, Art Crazy Nation, page 66, 21 Publishing 2001.

There may be a lot of boring conceptual work but to have a grumpy reactionary movement against it is just daft.
      Louisa Buck, The Big Issue, 5.2.01. More here.

The latest to join the pre-Raphaelites, the Futurists, the Vorticists, the Surrealists and the rest, are the Stuckists
      William Packer, The Financial Times, 13.3.01. On manifesto-writers.

Stuckism is fundamentally silly. No Stuckist is worth a second glance or even a first. I despise the whole business of Tracey Emin and her peers. There should be some real opposition to them, but the Stuckists cannot provide it.
      Brian Sewell, Detroit News 9.5.01.

Be careful about expressing sympathy for Stuckism, though, as insider art world people find it hopelessly naive.
      Matthew Collings, Evening Standard 12.10.01 on "How to impress the arty set over dinner"

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Neo-conservative movement
      Amy Dempsey, Styles, Schools and Movements (Thames & Hudson). Listed under "200 key styles".

I've never heard of them
      Damien Hirst, The Groucho Club 25.1.02 after Jane Kelly asked him what he thought of the Stuckists.

Sounds as though it will be good for business
      Damien Hirst, The Groucho Club 25.1.02 after Jane Kelly explained what the Stuckists stood for

The Stuckists set out a very rigid manifesto, however, which may be the right way to go about creating a passionate movement.
      Ivan Massow, the Horse Hospital 13.2.02.

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It's a red herring. Restrictive and Luddite.
      Mark Quinn, Hampstead and Highgate Express 15.2.03 .

I don't like it at all. I don't really want to talk about it.
      Tracey Emin, Sydney Morning Herald 3.2.03.

I don't find it funny, I find it a bit sick, and I find it very cruel, and I just wish people would get on with their own lives and let me get on with mine.
      Tracey Emin, Sydney Morning Herald 3.2.03.

The Stuckists are the most strident critics of the contemporary arts scene as dominated by conceptual artists like Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst and encouraged by the likes of Sir Nicholas Serota of the Tate and the collector Charles Saatchi.
      Louise Jury, The Independent 10.12.03

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Stephen Deuchar, director of Tate Britain, says that if you want a comprehensive overview of art made in Britain, then the Tate is the place to go. Stuckism, the anticonceptualist art movement that champions new figurative painting, is now celebrating its fifth birthday, has outposts worldwide and is officially listed in Thames & Hudson’s Styles, Schools and Movements. So why isn’t it represented at the Tate?
      Michael Wright, The Sunday Times 15.2.04

it was rumoured that the Tate, which was itself founded by a philanthropist but now holds the national collection, might have to stoop to purchase a work by the Stuckists, a burgeoning group it has long refused to acknowledge.
      Rosie Millard, The Spectator. 1.3.04.

The Stuckists have been a thorn in the side of the Saatchi-Serota axis since their inception in 1999.
      Katy Guest, The Independent. 5.3.04.

the new-fogey Stuckist painters
      Andrew Renton, The Evening Standard 6.4.04.

I met The Fascists (sorry The Stuckists!) and I learnt about art by default. It made me look in the opposite direction to what they were advocating. They said I didn't have to agree with them, just to like painting and want to put on shows.
      Stella Vine
, The Independent on Sunday 7.4.04

As long as this terrible attitude continues Stuckists have no place on the contemporary art scene.
      Cathy Lomax, Blog 28.4.04, on the Stuckists' scorning Martin Creed and describing an MOT gallery press      
      release as "vomit".

Even now the home page of the interestingly obsessive Stuckist website carries a huge headline, "THE STUCKIST STELLA VINE", a tag that she furiously resents and regards as a form of harassment.
      Andrew Billen, The Times 15.6.04.

We're going to stick our neck out and predict that the next big thing in art will be ... The Stuckists
      Simon Pia, The Scotsman 22.9.04.

I'm not against the Stuckist thing. I find the whole thing quite interesting, because it's a counter cultural movement, which was set up to try to discuss the idea that the way British art was moving was incorrect, and they wanted to try and bring British art back to something that dealt with more vernacular issues more carefully. I don't actually think that the Stuckists do deal with vernacular issues carefully, but it's very interesting to find an art collective, if it can be called that.
      Gavin Turk
, BBC Collective (audio), on The Stuckists Punk Victorian 24.9.04

Although their actions might suggest they don’t take themselves very seriously, and their forthright talking will make them plenty of enemies, the Stuckists have a strong philosophical base.
      Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman 28.9.04.

Contrary to popular belief, not all Stuckists are outsiders, undesirables and art college throw-outs.
      Laura Gascoigne
, Artists and Illustrators, Nov 04

one of the largest, most international and most active art sites on the internet
      Edward Lucie-Smith Art Review, Nov 2004, about the Stuckist web site.

The drift in the art world for years has been to come up with pseudo-popular forms for formerly (that is, in the 1970s) genuinely elitist or obscure conceptual art contents. But you can't get it wrong - wrong popular is punished with sneers. (Grayson) Perry is right popular like Tracey Emin; both are victims of abuse, use text, do multi-styles and are willing to be embarrassing in a controlled context where the codes of the conceptual academy are confirmed. (The Stuckists are of course wrong popular: they do the fourth thing but only the first half of it.)
      Matthew Collings, Art Review Dec 04. Response here.

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that coterie of neo-traditional artists
    Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Sunday Telegraph 2.10.05

hammer of the YBAs and thorn in the side of both Charles Saatchi and Nicholas Serota
    Emma Crichton-Miller, Prospect Dec 05

Unimportant, mediocre opportunists
Louisa Buck, The Observer 11.12.05.

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the movement, whose fame has spread far and wide: in Colombia, for example, they are known as Los Stuckistas.
     John Ayto and Ian Crofton, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable, page 728, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
      2nd edition 2006.

He is also, apparently, the lover of Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, Kraftwerk's English teacher and the broker of a meeting between the Wu-Tang Clan and Britain's Turner prize-baiting Stuckist art movement.
     Alex Petridis, The Guardian 14.4.06, referring to Gnarls Barkley's fictional biography. More here.

I have no comment. I've had my dealings with them over the past couple of years and I don't want to say anything more.
     Stella Vine, The Independent 3.9.06.

The Stuckists are one of the more provocative art movements. They exist to fight for the return of painting to the centre of artistic endeavour and debate, and to expose the alleged stranglehold on the art world by a group of powerful champions of conceptualism led by the Tate chief Sir Nicholas Serota.
     David Lister, The Independent 16.9.06

combative challenges from Stuckist interests making a hullabaloo about standards and emperor's new clothes
     Joan Bakewell, The Independent 6.10.06

I always mention the Stuckists.
     Sir Peter Blake to Charles Thomson at Stuckist Turner Prize demo 4.12.06

a Stuckist, one of those people who go around wrecking conceptual art
     Nigel Farndale, The Daily Telegraph 10.12.06

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I feel - or maybe hope - that there will eventually be a return to painting and draughtsmanship. We have already seen signs of this in the Turner Prize, and in new art movements such as The Stuckists.
     Peter London, interviewed on
Contemporary Art Gallery, Mar 07

But we're helping them, we hope. I mean, we do get a lot of people who like ... paintings, so maybe they'll all join the Stuckists and there'll be a huge movement.
     David Jaffe, Senior Curator at the National Gallery in London, BBC Radio 4 Front Row 19.3.07.

I don’t know if you’ve heard of the Stuckists? In the art world, they are the possessors of a shrill and tiny reputation as a bunch of schoolboy activists who make a point of complaining noisily about conceptual art.
     Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times 10.6.07

Nobody in the art world takes them too seriously, not even, I suspect, the Stuckists themselves. But they can be noisy. And hurtful.
     Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times 10.6.07

The Stuckists have admitted that they based themselves a little bit on the Ruralists, but their anger is different. They're a different kind of group, but there was a link between the Stuckists and the Ruralists.
      Sir Peter Blake, BBC Radio 5 Live, Simon Mayo show 12.7.07

a clamorous cult of resentful artistic also-rans who, convinced that their talents have been by-passed by a Tate-led fad for conceptualism, protest publicly each year at the Turner Prize award dinner.
      Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times 18.7.07.

21st-century group of British painters who champion the cause of figurative art against the modern trend of conceptual art.
      John Ayto, The Times 27.8.07, defining a new word

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This was the third Stuckist show and ran 8 March - 4 June 2001, touring Gallery 108, Shoreditch, The Arts Club, Mayfair, Metropole, Folkestone, and Red Dot gallery, Ipswich. More here.

Naming an exhibition The Resignation of Sir Nicholas Serota may not be the best way to endear the Tate director to your cause, but the Stuckist group of painters, whose touring show of expressive figurative work is about to open at the Metropole Arts Centre in Folkestone, are unperturbed.
     Helen Sumpter, The Observer 14.5.00

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The first Stuckist show of this name, held at the Pure Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 24 October - 30 November 2000. It was also held in subsequent years at different venues. More here.

The Stuckists believe in getting their retaliation in first, and their bribes upfront: the invitations for their exhibition opening gave the lunch menu, running from champagne to bitter chocolate tarts, more prominence than the artists.
     Maeve Kennedy, The Guardian 24.10.00

I saw the last Stuckists exhibition and some of the work was just plain cack.
      Louisa Buck, The Big Issue, 5.2.01. More here.

I flick through the Remodernism catalogue. It's like thrift store art. Weird women with black eyes, smoking, or holding string puppets. Dogs. Skeletons. Quasi-Munch women. That's Stuckism.
      Rosie Millard, The Tastemakers, page 209, Thames & Hudson, 2001.

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Stuckist show held 8 - 17 March 2001 at Artbank Gallery, Farringdon, London.

The sheer ineptitude of what almost everything the Stuckists so defiantly show and publicise is staggering
     William Packer, The Financial Times 13.3.01.

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The opening show on 25 July 2002 at the Stuckism International gallery, Shoreditch, London.

These vociferous opportunists are revealed to be nothing more than a bunch of Bayswater Road-style daubers, without an original idea between them.
     Sarah Kent, Time Out 7.8.02. More here.

This show, from Thomson's work to that of Pittsburgh, Melbourne and Ivory Coast Stuckists, re-affirms the original manifesto endorsement of painting as the most viable contemporary art form. Furthermore, it underlines a commitment to content, meaning and communication.
     David Prudames, 24hourmuseum 12.8.02

Critics who dismiss them as reactionary are playing straight into the Stuckists' hands: the group wants to be dismissed by what they see as an entrenched art establishment. They're also missing the main point - from the cheap, plastic water features on the desk to the wayward hanging, the gallery deliberately and splendidly celebrates the idea of the artist as amateur gentleman. In an age where even off-site project spaces are run with ruthless professionalism, it's as refreshing as as glass of cold, fizzy pop on a sticky afternoon.
      Niru Ratnam, i-D Nov 02.

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The third Stuckist show of this name, held at the Stuckism International gallery, Shoreditch, London., 9 December 2002 - 15 March 2003. More here.

This exhibition won't hit as many headlines as its counterpart, but the works on show try to convey the world in terms that a lot more people will understand.
      David Prudames, 24hourmuseum 6.12.02

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A show of key works in 2004 at the Stuckism International gallery.

Work presented here is always a wonder to behold, if you can side step the Stuckist manifesto lecture/conversion attempt! The best painted space in town - the coloured walls are themselves better than some galleries' shows.
      Cathy Lomax, Arty magazine Feb 04.

Art with attitude, whatever style you happen to enjoy. And there are more styles here than you'd be led to believe.
      Cathy Lomax, Arty magazine Feb 04.

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The first Stuckist show in a national museum, 18 September 2004 - 20 February 2005, at the Walker Art Gallery for the Liverpool Biennial. More here.

They’ve spent years fighting the establishment. Now, for the first time, the Stuckists have been invited to join it.
      Richard Moss, 24hourmuseum 17.9.04.

      Sir Nicholas Serota on the opening day to Charles Thomson who asked if he was going to exhibit the Stuckists         at the Tate, 17.9.04. Photo.

      Sir Nicholas Serota on the opening day to Joe Machine who asked what he thought of the show, 17.9.04. Quoted       in The Scotsman, Simon Pia's Diary 22.9.04. Photo.

Come next door and look at the John Moores show and I'll show you some real painting.
      Tim Marlow to Paul Harvey in the show 18.9.04.

Once in a lifetime is too often for the Stuckists. So dreadful are they that one might be forgiven for thinking there must be something to them. There isn't, except a lot of ranting.
      Adrian Searle, The Guardian 21.9.04.

Stella Vine threatened suicide if her work was included
      Simon Pia, The Scotsman 22.9.04

I think there are some interesting paintings in there. I would definitely say that people, if they're in Liverpool, should try and go and see the Stuckist exhibition as well.
      Gavin Turk, BBC Collective (with audio), 24.9.04.

Although they set themselves against conceptual art, they're certainly not standing up for conventional painting. These are very bold and explicit images, particularly a painting over to my left in which a sailor is taking another sailor from behind - is probably about as far as we can go in describing it. And that is an image, which is very bold, very explicit, and could lead to protests and complaints.
      Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4, Front Row (with audio) 24.9.04.

It’s also remarkably difficult to pigeonhole. Stuckist work is often far from traditional or conservative. A few paintings in Punk Victorian are as shocking as anything Jake and Dinos Chapman could produce.
      Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman 28.9.04.

the Stuckists and their wilfully amateurish, neo-primitive art, seem to be with but not of the biennial. No doubt they would hold themselves aloof as a matter of principle, since elsewhere the standards of Turner-Prizedom seem to reign supreme.
      John Russell Taylor, The Times 29.9.04.

a mishmash of modern art movements, chewed up, spat out and spiked with a dash of psychosis
      Laura Gascoigne, The Spectator 9.10.04

Iconographically the movement is a broad church, with work ranging in style from the primitive to the pop-arty and in quality from the good to the bad.
      Laura Gascoigne
, Artists and Illustrators, Nov 04

One of the worst exhibitions ever shown in a national museum
      Tony Godfrey, Burlington Magazine Nov 04.

I've seen your show at Liverpool. It's a travesty.
      Paul Myners to Charles Thomson at the Stuckist Turner Prize demo 2004 at Tate Britain 19.10.04.

Painting is the medium of yesterday.
      Paul Myners
to Charles Thomson at the Stuckist Turner Prize demo 2004 at Tate Britain 19.10.04.

A really, really popular show and very successful.
      Walker Art Gallery, quote about the show
for a Stuckist press release 27.7.05.

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The Stuckists' first show in a London West End gallery, Spectrum London, Great Titchfield Street, 6 October - 4 November 2006. More here.

Stuckism has gained so much fame from it demonstrations and media campaigns that its real purpose is in some danger of being overshadowed. That purpose is perfectly obvious - to make art, and to have it seen and discussed without preconceptions, in a perfectly normal and rational fashion.
     Edward Lucie-Smith essay in the show catalogue 2006. Online here.

One of the characteristics of punk, agreed by supporters and opponents alike, is its rawness, its distaste both for artificiality and for artifice. That is a characteristic shared by many of the paintings shown in this exhibition. They aim to go very directly to the point, without making concessions to any preconceptions the audience may have about what is "pretty" or even, in a more complex sense, beautiful. Punk rock also tends to be rooted in populist ideas. It has a suspicion, some people might even call it a paranoia, about high culture. This also surfaces in Stuckist painting, which has a terror of seeming pretentious.
     Edward Lucie-Smith essay in the show catalogue 2006. Online here..

The strong card of the artists linked to Stuckism is not, in the end, their embrace of a particular set of techniques, but their pursuit of emotional authenticity, and their conviction that what they do has to be an authentic expression of themselves as individuals, inhabiting a particular sort of modern society.
     Edward Lucie-Smith essay in the show catalogue 2006. Online here.

These artists are good, and are part of art history. Get past the art politics and look at the work.
     Royden Prior, BBC 23.8.06

How seriously, though, can we take a movement of artists, which offers in a flagship exhibition one of its leaders trying to humiliate publicly, and in a depressingly sexist fashion, his ex-wife? I suspect the Stuckists may have been dealt a death blow.
     David Lister, The Independent 16.9.06

The work is formulaic. Each picks on a painter - Egon Schiele or Toulouse Lautrec, for instance -and restyles his aesthetic in a brash cartoon format. The Stuckists are indeed stuck - even worse, they are stuck being Stuckists.
     Rachel Campbell-Johnston The Times 3.10.06.

Advance publicity for the first "stuckists" exhibition in central London has resulted in multiple sales for some of the group's main protagonists
     Colin Gleadell The Daily Telegraph 3.10.06.

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Stuckist show held at A Gallery, Wimbledon, London, 17 July - 23 September 2007. More here.

I don't know why you're so critical of the Tate when the work here is quite similar to what's in it.
Paul Myners to Fraser Kee Scott, director of A Gallery, about the show 26.7.07. More here.

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More on Charles Saatchi here.

The Stuckists were once derided by Time Out's art critic Sarah Kent, who said, "These vociferous opportunists are... a bunch of Bayswater Road-style daubers." Now that Saatchi is following their every move, she might have to revise her opinion.
     Katy Guest, The Independent 5.3.04.

Now he has begun to rely on the intuitions of those who are officially his enemies... the Stuckism movement.
     Edward Lucie-Smith Art Review (Nov 2004).

Saatchi ... by planning a three-part painting show in 2005, was appropriating the Stuckists' advocacy for this art form
     Rita Hatton and John A. Walker, Supercollector by Rita Hatton and John A. Walker, page
239 (Institute of     
     Artology, 3rd edition 2005)

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The Stuckists staged demonstrations against the Turner Prize 2000 - 2006, initially dressed as clowns. More here.

Well done, Stuckists
      Matthew Collings, Channel 4 Turner Prize show 2000, about the Stuckist demonstration.

Collings: Some guys outside protesting against the Turner Prize, dressed up as clowns, and they call themselves the Stuckists. Meantime everyone inside the Turner Prize didn't care what the Stuckists said.
Deayton: Were you with the people that didn't care about what was going on, in the Turner Prize?
Collings: No, I said, "Right on to the Stuckists." And then I said, "Cool, baby" to the champagne-quaffers inside. And I felt loving to both the opposing camps.
Deayton: So you're with the Stuckists?
Collings: I was with them in spirit, but I was inside out of the rain with the champagne.
      Matthew Collings and Angus Deayton, BBC2 Have I Got News for You (video) 2000.

Indeed, if scandal equated directly to success then this year's winners should probably be the Stuckists, the ragged band of artist malcontents who've turned their annual placard-waving anti-Turner protest outside the Tate into a kind of art event of their own that now generates press attention from around the world.
      Ekow Eshun, BBC web site, Dec 01

There was no escaping the bile, in fact, with a now traditional picket by Stuckists outside the gallery, protesting at the still more traditional absence of painters on the shortlist
      Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian 30.10.02

The Stuckists are certainly not the first to openly speak out against the Turner Prize, but unlike many of its critics they offer a viable alternative to it.
      David Prudames, 24hourmuseum 6.12.02

Fucking Stuckists ... yes, you can quote me
      Sarah Kent to Stuckist demonstrators outside the Turner Prize 2003 7.12.03

Thank you very much Nick. I'm quite surprised to be here tonight, because two days ago I had a phone call asking if I would be a judge for the Not the Turner Prize. And two years ago I was asked by the Stuckists to dress as a clown and come and be on the steps outside, so I am thrilled and slightly surprised to be here.
      Sir Peter Blake, just before announcing the winner of the Turner Prize 2003 7.12.03

Up the Stuckists. I really like the Stuckists.
      Waldemar Janusczcak at the Stuckist Turner Prize demo 2004 outside Tate Britain.

Say what you will about the Stuckists, they certainly know what they don’t like. In the eccentric British group’s latest show the most explicit target is clearly the Turner Prize.
      John Russell Taylor, The Times 29.9.04, on
The Stuckists Punk Victorian

their annual demonstrations outside the Turner Prize are now as much of an institution as the event itself
      Laura Gascoigne
, Artists and Illustrators, Nov 04

I should say, it has been suggested that we should ensure that the Tate Archive, as the national record of art in Britain, properly represents the contribution of the Stuckist movement to debates about contemporary art in recent years. I have asked our Archivist to check what material we have recording your various events and demonstrations, particularly relating to Tate and the Turner Prize.
     Sir Nicholas Serota, Letter to Charles Thomson, July 2005.

Being critical of the Turner Prize, one is in danger of finding oneself lumped in with the fuddy-duddies or, heaven forbid, the Stuckists, and I have no wish to identify with reactionaries of any description, so let me make that clear.
      John Keane, State of Art, winter 2005

London's wealthy contemporary arts elite is expected to have to run a gauntlet of placard-waving protesters from the Stuckist movement wearing monkey and elephant masks.
      Nigel Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph 3.12.05

Every year, the Turner Prize makes contemporary art the talk of the airwaves ... Stuckists threaten never to paint again.
      David Lammy, Just before announcing the winner of the Turner Prize 2005 5.12.05

When they picketed us, the Stuckists seemed to me affable and intelligent people.
      Andrew Marr,
The Daily Telegraph 7.12.05

Critics of the prize, such as the tedious Stuckists, say that it is an inside job. Well you wouldn't ask someone who knows nothing about dogs to judge Crufts, would you?
      Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper, Jan 2006.

Every time a new list of nominees is announced for the Turner Prize, it elicts a feeble knee-jerk reaction from an embittered group of artists known as the "Stuckists". Who cares what this completely and utterly irrelevant small coterie of self-publicists think? They seem to spend their time getting publicity by denouncing conceptual art as the devil's work. The Turner Prize and Becks Futures both entice thousands of young people into art galleries for the first time every year. They fulfil a valuable role and the Stuckists should put up or shut up.
      Janet Street-Porter, The Independent 18.5.06

The Stuckists seem disingenuous. What they want is what everyone else wants - which is fame. That is why they turn up every year to the Turner to stand like rabbits in the TV lights.
      Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times 3.10.06.

The Stuckist protestors outside Tate Britain lend a festive air to the queue to get in
      Grayson Perry, The Times 6.12.06. On the Stuckists Turner Prize demo 2006.

To be a woman artist is no longer a story, to be a foreign artist winning Britain's top art prize is not news, and to be abstract hasn't been shocking for a century. But to be a painter... well, knock me down with a squirrel-hair brush! The Stuckists have won!
      Nick Currie (Momus), livejournal 6.12.06.

I am stuck with being a hero of the Stuckist tendency.
      Lynn Barber, The Observer 10.12.06 ono being quoted on a Stuckist 2006 Turner demo

We're grateful for the extra publicity the Stuckists have given the Tate.
      Paul Myners to John Bourne at the Stuckist Turner demo 2006
outside Tate Britain.

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In 2005, the Stuckists offered the Tate a donation of 160 paintings by 37 artists that had been exhibited in the show The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. The offer was rejected. More here.

The Stuckist movement has offered the Tate 100 paintings by its members for their collection. If the Tate accepts these ridiculous daubs the Jackdaw will dance naked - except for his favourite swastika armband - down Whitehall singing Mamma Mia.
      David Lee, The Jackdaw no.47, April 2005. More on daubers here.

Mr Debbaut explained that the Stuckists had offered a large number of works to Tate (some, but it was not clear all, as gifts) following an exhibition held at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Curators and the Collection Committee had recommended against accepting the gift. The Trustees were advised that there may be some media coverage of the Stuckists’ likely negative reaction to this decision.
      Tate Trustee Minutes, Tate Board of Trustees minutes 14.7.05.

We do not feel that the work is of sufficient quality in terms of accomplishment, innovation or originality of thought to warrant preservation in perpetuity in the national collection.
     Sir Nicholas Serota, Letter to Charles Thomson, July 2005, rejecting Stuckist paintings. Quoted in The Times

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In 2005, the Tate announced a major acquisition of The Upper Room by Chris Ofili. The Stuckists drew attention to the conflict of interest, as Ofili was a trustee. This resulted in 2006 in the Charity Commission censuring the Tate for acting illegally. More here.

The Charity Commission's verdict that Tate broke the law when it bought The Upper Room from its trustee Chris Ofili is a catastrophe for art in Britain. For one, it is absurd that the Tate management has played into the hands of idiotic know-nothings like the Stuckists, who drew attention to the anomaly.
      Jonathan Jones The Guardian 19.7.06. Response here.

Formerly dismissed as cranks, the Stuckists (so known because Tracey Emin once accused her then boyfriend, former Stuckist Billy Childish, of being "stuck") this year precipitated a Charity Commission report into conflict of interest on the Tate board of trustees.
      Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian 5.12.06. Ofili scandal here.

It has been a concerted campaign. Without the Stuckists, the Ofili affair would never have happened.
      A source "close to the Tate", The Observer 11.12.05. Quoted anonymously. Response

For years they have been the scourge of Brit art and the Turner prize, mounting "clown protests" outside the Tate Gallery. But the art world has never seen the Stuckists - a motley crew of ageing punks who rail against what they call "conceptual art" - as a serious threat to the establishment. But over the past few weeks the group has become rather more than simply an irritating thorn in the side of the Tate's director, Sir Nicholas Serota. They, and in particular their media-savvy spokesman Charles Thomson, are responsible for orchestrating a highly effective media campaign to publicly shame Serota and expose what they claim is the unhealthy favouritism being practised by the gallery.
    Alice O'Keeffe, The Observer 11.12.05

the group, which has been much maligned for its attention-grabbing antics, is commanding a new respect
      Alice O'Keeffe, The Observer 11.12.05

They obviously regard themselves, and indeed have acted in the public interest in this instance, and they don't irritate me. I think that as a public servant I should be here at the service of the public, including the Stuckists.
      Sir Nicholas Serota, BBC Radio 4 Front Row after censure of Tate by the Charity Commission 25.7.06. Quoted        by Godfrey Barker in the Evening Standard ES magazine 1.3.08.

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