Joe Magee

Joe Magee is an award-winning UK artist and film maker.

He has been a regular contributor of images to a range of international publications such as The Guardian, Time Magazine, Liberation, New York Times and Newsweek – having upwards of two thousand images published.

His work has shown widely at galleries and film festivals internationally – he has twice presented work at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (Japan, Liverpool) as well as at Watershed, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The National Portrait Gallery. He has artworks in the permanent collections of University of the Arts London and University of Bath. His films have screened at London, Edinburgh and Tampere film festivals, and won several prizes.

For several years he has been engaged in a series of collaborations with celebrated British comedic performer and actor Bill Bailey including films, large-scale video art and interactive multimedia works. He has produced works for Bills tours, taking in venues such as Wembley and The Royal Albert Hall. In 2010 they co-wrote and directed a 12 minute film, Car Park Babylon, shot on 35mm (first broadcast Christmas 2010) that was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

In 2009 Magee was awarded two D&AD (British Design and Art Direction) Awards For Outstanding Achievement as the result of a collaboration with designer Theseus Chan’s WORK studio in Singapore. The limited edition arts publication, WERK (No.16), focussed on Magee substantive back catalogue of work.

Joe continues to work in a wide range of traditional and electronic media, working on commissioned work and personal projects.