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Tuff Crowd: Monty, Harry Meadley and Joe Fletcher Orr

Thu 16 Jul 2015 – Sun 02 Aug 2015 Tuff Crowd: Monty, Harry Meadley and Joe Fletcher Orr (open )

Preview: Thursday 16 July, 6-8pm

Picnic Picnic are pleased to present Tuff Crowd, a group exhibition of new work by Monty, Harry Meadley and Joe Fletcher Orr

Curated by David McLeavy


A horse walks into a bar. The barman say’s “ Why the long face?”

The horse replies “My wife is moving to the Caribbean”


“No she went on her own accord, but I said I can’t go with her, and she thinks I am lying, everyone thinks I am a liar” the horse replies.

“I am sorry, I don’t believe you. Are you having trouble getting to sleep?” the barman queries.

“As a matter of fact I am”

“Well sit on the edge of the bed and you will soon drop off”

“That’s no help. Sorry but I really need a second opinion on this, I don’t mean to be a nag. I remember when I used to be the king, a real ace, but now I feel like a proper joker”

“Quiet now, I’ll deal with you later!”

“Suit yourself,” the horse replies as he checks his pockets. “damm, sorry I must have left my money at home”

“No change there!”

“Well can you put it on my wife’s slate?” the horse asks.

“What’s the name?”

“Ruth” the horse remarks as he walks out of the bar to meet his wife, the chicken. She takes him under her wing and they both cross the road.

Text by David McLeavy


Monty lives and works in Manchester. Recent exhibtions include I would like to join a club and hit myself with it, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, Putt Putt #2, Turf Projects, Croydon and Aversion Management, Rougue Project Space, Manchester. He is also one of the Directors of Toast, Manchester.

Harry Meadley lives and works in Leeds. recent exhibtions include Cheese Cube, Toast, Manchester, Level 2, Cactus, Liverpool, Code Duello, Loods6, Amsterdam and Level 1, Paradise Row, London. He is also a member of the studio group known as Leeds Wierdo Club.

Joe Fletcher Orr lives and works in Liverpool. Recent exhibtions include Champagne, BeatTricks, Milan, I refuse to participate in failure, Spreez, Munich, The Whole Wide World, The International 3, Manchester and Modern History Vol. 1, The Grundy, Blackpool. He is also the Director of Cactus, Liverpool.