The Connor Brothers

\ Represented by Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary 2015 (Stand F11)

Live and work in London

Represented by nanda\hobbs

"What is truth and what is fiction and what's it matter anyway so long as you understand the message? After all, that's probably the history of the world."

‘The Connor Brothers’ is the pseudonym of Mike Snelle & James Golding. Their work explores the definitions of truth and fiction and raises questions about the process by which we turn experience into meaning.

The Connor Brothers have had sell-out shows in London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Their work has been auctioned by both Christie’s and Bonhams and is included in several important private collections as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

In November 2014 The Connor Brothers created a fictitious museum, displaying curiosities from the collection of invented character John Hanbury. The show—featured in British media outlets from the Independent to the BBC—blurred multiple boundaries, leaving it up to the viewer to distinguish between and interrogate real and fictitious exhibits.

Read article published in The Telegraph, UK, October 11, 2014.
View interview on Weekend Sunrise, Channel 7, May 11, 2015.

\ Artworks

All Things Truly Wicked Start From Innocence- Ernest Hemingway

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 38x33cm


All this happened, More or Less

2015 \ Bastardised 17th century oil painting \ 60x89cm


I Don't Know Exactly What I Mean By That But I Mean It- J.D. Salinger

2015 \ Hand painted vintage book with silk-screen print \ 27x20.5cm


Just one thought (Old fashioned girl) Edition size: 30

2014 \ Giclee print with silkscreen varnish \ 120x77.5cm

The Temptation of Adam

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 38x33cm


Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen - Hunter S. Thompson

2015 \ Giclee print and silkscreen varnish \ 125x78cm

We Must Be Careful About What We Pretend To Be- Kurt Vonnegut

2015 \ 19th Century Bastardised Engraving with Screen print \ 33x38cm


\ News


The Connor Brothers Dupe London Art Fair Organisers with Lord Byrons Opium Pipe

23 February 2016

Truth or fiction? The Connor Brothers are at it again...this time duping London Art Fair organisers with their 'Lord Byron's opium pipe' on sale for more than £1m! 

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\ Exhibitions featuring The Connor Brothers

Sydney Contemporary

Giles Alexander, Louis Pratt, Robert Doble & The Connor Brothers

10 September — 13 September 2015

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

The Connor Brothers

All this Happened, More or Less

7 May — 15 May 2015

The Connor Brothers

True Romance

20 March — 5 April 2014

Contact Us

to find out more about The Connor Brothers.

Level 1 66 King Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Or by appointment