Will Sergeant

Will Sergeant is best known for his work as songwriter and guitarist with Echo & The Bunnymen with whom he has recorded and performed world-wide for thirty years. He also has long-term ties with the experimental side of life, in the fields of performance, recording and the visual arts. He has produced solo and collaborative works since the 1980s including the following national and international artistic projects.

2021 – New artwork is in progress in the form of limited edtion collage pieces.

2020 – Will starts working on new material with Kelly Stoltz.

2014 – Glide released Assemblage 1 & 2 on 92 Happy Customer.

2013 – Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Nick Kilroe released ‘Your Mind is a Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)’ as Poltergeist.

2012 – Relesed ‘Things Inside’ on 92 Happy Customers.

2012 – First major solo exhibition in the United States of America. ‘ My Own Worst Enemy’ Substrate Los Angeles California Gallery. Paintings Prints and Collage, including new works ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and famous’, ‘I’ll Be Riding Your Slipstream’ and ‘Persistence of Visions’.

2011 – Mr. Brainwash’s ‘Art Show 2011’ included six Will Sergeant screen prints.

2011 – My Own Worst Enemy’ First major solo art show Liverpool Penny Lane Gallery opening exhibition. Paintings Prints and collage Including new work ‘My Own Worst Enemy’.

2009 – 2011 – Painted a series of abstracts some with Screen-Printed elements featuring autobiographical content.

2009 – Invited as a Visiting Fellow at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. Developed Screen printing techniques and practices.

2009 – Visual research and application of transferable improvisational processes used during the composition of sound-works towards the creation of an ongoing series of paintings.

2009 – Invited collaborating musician in Colourfield for Strings sound installation by Colin Fallows in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals at Tate Liverpool.

2004 – Invited Glide multi-media performance in Location performance series curated by Colin Fallows, the Baronial Hall, Chethams, Manchester as part of Futuresonic 04 International Festival of Electronic Music and Media Arts.

2009 – Visiting Fellow at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. Created sound art website Radio Remote Control (currently archived).

2001 – Co-curator (with Colin Fallows and Paul Simpson), Mycroft’s Curious Delight 2, experimental music event, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, in Work, Talk, Rest & Play Conference, North West Arts Board/Liverpool School of Art & Design.

2001 – Co-curator (with Colin Fallows and Paul Simpson), Mycroft’s Curious Delight 1, experimental music event, Masque Theatre, Liverpool.

2001 – Contributing artist, ZERO audio CD, 46 international artists’ soundworks (Audio Research Editions, ARECD103), Video Positive 2000 festival; and in ‘Video Positive 2000: The Other Side of Zero’, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool.

1999 – Contributing artist, TRACE audio double CD, 70 international artists’ soundworks (Audio Research Editions, ARECD102), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.

1999 – Invited collaborating artist in Sound Drifting: I Silenzi Parlano Tra Loro international on line – on site – on air sound installation, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. Curated by Colin Fallows and Heidi Grundmann. Collaborated with Colin Fallows at Ars Electronica and participated in the 24 hours live streaming web mix.

1997 – Created and launched glide-hub.com website featuring animated flash artworks (currently archived).

1996 – Founder of Glide, ongoing recording and performance project, engaged in various improvised multi-media performances utilising sound and film projection.

1994 – Founder and contributing artist, BOM, electronic based performance art group, featuring members of Echo and the Bunnymen. Live events included the three bandaged band members being splattered and sprayed with paint as they performed.

1989 – Invited collaborating musician in Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, large scale multi-media art event including Sergei Kuriokhin’s Pop Mechanica, St. Georges Hall, Liverpool. Curated by ARK (Colin Fallows and Pete Fulwell) and produced in collaboration with Liverpool City Council and the Bluecoat.

1982 – Contributing artist in Arnolfini Gallery Bristol postcard art project. Created postcards using found ephemera such as discarded maps and pieces of poster art torn from city billboards, collected during Echo and the Bunnymen World tour. The cards were ripped, burned and stitched together to create a montage which was posted to the Arnolfini for display in the Arnolfini Gallery.

1978 – Composed, arranged and produced ‘Weird as Fish’ series of seven homemade sound art tapes, distributed amongst the great and the good of the Liverpool post-Punk scene

1978 – Founder, Industrial/Domestic, experimental music collaboration with Paul Simpson.