Thursday, 29 December 2011

Hype Williams

Hype Williams have been my favourite band of 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Lab Gallery

Here is an installation photograph of the exhibition at Lab Gallery

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

101 Project

I have contributed four films to the 101 Project which will open on Friday at LAB Gallery in New York.

For more information about the exhibition click here

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tusk Festival

I am volunteering at the Tusk Festival this weekend. There are a lot of interesting acts playing. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Bill Orcutt and Hype Williams.

Festival website

Festival Soundcloud

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Praxis Public House

For the MFA exhibition at Newcastle University I am building a pub in my studio. I will brew my own beer for it and host a series of events over the course of the exhibition. You can follow my progress on another blog I have made for the project.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 20th August until Saturday 3rd September. Preview Friday 19th August, 6 - 8pm

MFA Exhibition website

Praxis Public House Blog

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


That Fucking Tank have a new video. The song will be avaliable on a split 10" later this month.

More details here

Monday, 4 July 2011

I will be providing visuals for Lanterns on the Lake when they support Katheryn Williams at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay this Friday (09/07/11)

Please click here for more information about the gig.

To hear new music by Lanterns click here

Monday, 13 June 2011


I will be showing a Slideshow of my Consumed portraits at The Black Swan, next to Newcastle Arts centre on Tuesday 14th June. 6:30pm start.

More information can be found on Facebook here

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Trading Post, Allenheads

On Saturday 11th June Allenheads Centre for Contemporary Arts have an opening for the Trading Post exhibition. It starts at 2pm, then continues from 7pm with a party that I will be DJing songs from the Trading Post Music Collection.

For more information see below and follow the links.

Trading Post

An exhibition of objects, sounds and songs from the people of Allenheads and the wider High Forest Area, compiled by ACA through donations loaded with personal histories and narratives.

“Through the objects, songs and sounds of the place and the people there –it (Trading Post) invites a subjective enquiry suffused with mystery and wonder... reflective of the multifarious times, perspectives and experiences of the High Forest area.” (Iris Aspinall Priest)

Come and enjoy live music, refreshments and fun activities for all the family throughout the afternoon.

Trading Post Website
Facebook event page

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Evolution Emerging

I will be providing visual accompaniment for Lanterns on the Lake at the Cluny this Friday. They will be onstage at 10:30. There a lots of bands playing all over the Ouseburn on the night, all for free

More information and sample tracks of the bands can be found here

Thursday, 7 April 2011

I have recently been enjoying some of the weekly mixes on FACT. Last weeks offering was by Ben Frost. I'm a big fan of his work and really enjoyed the selection of tunes he has put together. If you are not familiar with his work here is a good start.

Other FACT mixes worth checking out are by Animal Collective, oOoOO and Justin Broadrick.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Stratford Grove Opens

25 Stratford Grove starts 2011 this weekend (Sat March 19) with a performance by Alastair MacLennan. On Sunday there will be a selection of videos made by artists who have made work at Stratford Grove including one of my pieces. There will also be a discussion of the work and documenting live art hosted by Ben Pontin (Amino).

Please see below for full information:

Alastair MacLennan: DEID DIED


Saturday 19th March, 12-3pm

Ben Ponton: Documentation in Live Art

discussion event

Sunday 20th March, 12-4pm (slide show presentation at 1.30pm)

25sg Retrospective Documentation

viewing & discussion

Sunday 20th March, 12-4pm

Angela Jane Kennedy, David Reynolds, Improv Group, Kate Penrice, Sally Madge & Toby Lloyd

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Mongolloyd from toby lloyd on Vimeo.

Here is a video I made over the summer as a tribute to a man in a cheap suit.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Between Horn and Ivory

I am exhibiting a new video installation in the Long Gallery at Newcastle University. The piece is part of a show with two painters, Francisca Alsua and Viviane Chatel, called Usually Odd. It is the final show of the 4x4x1 series curated by the MFA students at the University.

The show runs until Friday 25th February. Preview Tuesday 22nd, 5-7pm

There will also be a seminar in the gallery on Wednesday 23rd February, 2-3pm with guest chairs from the faculty Chris Jones and Nadia Hebson. For more details contact Rosie Morris:

Monday, 14 February 2011

Alternative Cambridge in The Wire

The current issue of the Wire has an article about the Cambridge music scene and includes interviews with Pete UM, Nochexxx, MFU and the Doozer.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Apathy in the UK

I am exhibiting new work with the Freebirds from Empty Shop at the McGuiness Gallery in Bishop Auckland. The show is a series of reflections on Britain's current cultural and socio-political climate, drawing out similarities and differences between now and the past thirty years. It runs until Saturday 26th Feruary.

For more information please click here

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Processing the Middle

I have new work in the first and last of a four week program in Newcastle University's Long Gallery. The first exhibition opens tonight (Feb 1st 5-7pm), and I will be doing a performance during the preview.

Week 1: Processing the Middle

Ruth Brenner – Toby Lloyd - Sean Maltby

The work in this exhibition is concerned with ongoing activity and the process the artist goes through when making art. Drawing, performance, sculpture, video and installation are used to explore this activity from all possible angles. The process is ingrained in the work and is often more important than the final result. Rules can be set and followed to determine the course of the activity; equally they can be abandoned to let the materials choose the course the work takes. At all times the process takes precedence and informs what comes next.

More information about the other shows can be found on Facebook or by request

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Empty Shop Annual Open

A new video piece of mine will be shown as part of Empty Shop's annual open on Friday 28th January.

More information about the exhibition can be found here and on Facebook

Sunday, 9 January 2011