Rebel Arts Group


Greg Thompson


Donal McGraith


G. D. Nichol


Domhniall O'Cearnachain


Jean Guy Talbot


Gianluca Vialli



What is it?

During the early 1990s a small group of artists and writers joined together to promote a critical, political and theoretical art practice. Through the intervention on contacts in Peterborough, the city's artist-run centre Artspace and Marginal Distribution, this group were allowed to publish certain projects in Artspace's own art magazine Sub Rosa. In addition Greg Thompson presented a video installation at Artspace with the assistance of Donal McGraith and G. D. Nichol. Some of these artist/writers have reapearred in other venues in the new Millenium.


Sub Rosa


  •  Vol. 2 No. 1 Noise Spring 1992

Jean-Guy Talbot, Gianluca Vialli, Vern Weber, Christof Migone, Dan Lander, Rod Dubey

  •  Vol. 2 No. 2 Deciphering Systems 1992

Caroline Langill, Dot Tuer

  •  Vol. 3 No. 1 New Chinese Art Winter 1993

Geoffrey M.K. Bonnycastle, Li Ning, Liu Xiao Ping, He Gong, Xiao Hu, Bruce Parsons

  •  Vol. 3 No. 2  The Stiuationist International, Plagiarism and The Art Strike. Springl 1993

Domhniall O'Cearnachain, Stewart Home, Karen Eliot, Rod Dubey, Jean Guy-Talbot, Art Strike Action Commitee.

  •  Vol. 3 No. 3 Forgetting The Museum Fall 1993

Domenic Hardy, Sara Selwood, Elisabeth Caillet

  •  Vol. 4 No. 2/3  The Audience of Idiots: Censorship Etc. Summer/Fall 1994

Lynn Cummings, Lynn Beavis, Chris Magwood, Rod Dubey, G.D. Nichol

  •  Vol. 4 No. 1  Public Indecency. Winterl 1994
Average Good Looks, Judy Radall, Kiss and Tell,
  •  Vol. 5 No. 1  Paul Haines: Poetry / Video/ Jazz Spring 1995


Tom Sekowski, Stuart Brommer, Roswell Rudd, MIchel Contat, Paul Haines




  •  Greg Thompson Angel Day Turning
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