Tales From The Age Of Anxiety.
A Series Of Events, Exhibitions & Workshops In Association with Islington Storytelling Festival.
5yrzly Events/ Dysphorias
Postponed due to Covid-19

20 February-1 March 2020
Working Hard Or Hardly Working: A Deepfake Sensation
Rolina E Blok & Alessandra Falbo

24 January - 2 February 2020
Schema: Mary Yacoob



30 November- 8 December 2019
Facies: Oona Grimes, Alex Schady, Kjetil Berge, Mia Taylor, Sarah Woodfine, Marc Hulson, Gordon Hon

16-24 November 2019
A General Interest In The General End: Campbell Mcconnell

18-27 October 2019
Against Doom Too:
Macon Reed, Mia Taylor

5-13 October 2019
Being Together is Not Enough
Events /Publication Project
Five Years Publications: Public Series No.8
Words & Pictures. A Draft.

17-29 September 2019
Ilga Leimanis
Excess All Areas
Closing Event: 27 September 2019

26 August-16 September 2019
Kim Coleman
Artist In Residence/
Open Studio Event: 14 September 2019

24 August 2019
English Heretic:
Summer Is Over
Talks, Performances And Screenings

5-14 July 2019
Archway Sound Symposium
Artists: Black Obsidian Sound System, Graham Dunning, Jamie Dyson, Rita Evans, Paul Good And Kirsty Wood, Mat Jenner, Katz Mulk, Christian Marclay, Makoto Nomura, Aki Onda, Jennifer Walshe, Nicola Woodham, Archive Material + More

23-30 June 2019
Found Gestures:
Sally Morfill and Susan Giles

4-26 May 2019
Lines Without Players:
Rochelle Fry &
Matthew Draper

27-28 April 2019
Drawing Models:
A. 27.04.2019. Edward Dorrian with Oona Wagstaff.
B. 28.04.2019. Edward Dorrian with Nela Milic.

14 April-11 May 2019
Found Gestures:
A Collaborative Project
Sally Morfill And Susan Giles
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

12-14 April 2019
Ines Frieda / Tiffany Howe / Lozt / James Sirrell / Emma Starkey / Robin Woodward / Bitchez Get Ratchet

23-31 March 2019
Crania Sounds
Simon Rattigan

2 February-2 March 2019
5Yrsly Video Presents A Series Of Screening Events Throughout February & Early March 2019. 02.02.19. Sat. Laura Nicholson 08.02.19.Fri. Mutton Fist Press 14.02.19. Thurs. Hannah Dargavel-Leafe 21.02.19. Thurs. Simon Foxall 23.02.19. Sat. Jamie Dyson 27.02.19. Wed. Jason Dungan 28.02.19. Thurs. Kim Coleman 02.03.19. Sat. Mia Taylor and Alex Schady

7 November 2018-15 January 2019
Five Years At Skelf.
The Difference Between You And Us.

24 November -2 December
Two Cakes:
Kristaps Ancans
James Tailor

4-18 October 2018
1000 Years of Things
Five Years: 1998-2018

22-30 September
Christian Kuras
Hard to Place

14 August- 9 September
Claire Undy
Moving Images: Artist in Residence

7- 22 July
Kim Coleman & Susie Green
If They Be Two

2-17 June
Dual Flying Kicks:
Stewart Home & Chris Dorley-Brown

11-27 May
Being Together Is Not Enough

14 April- 6 May
Nigel Hurlstone:
What Pleasure?

7 April
We Are Publication:
Notes On A Carpet
Live Events

17-25 March
A Seven-Year Cycle Happens Every Day. A Reading Room, Exhibition And Thinking Space:
Pam Flett Press/
Joanne Lee

10-11 March
Oktopus Film Collective Presents:
The Structure Of Mist
Cheng-Chu Weng

3-4 March
See You Next Tuesday
Matthew Smith

17-18 February
Two External Light Sources At The Same Time:
Jenna Collins and Alice Rekab

Being Together Is Not Enough
Deadline1 Feb 2018.

13-28 January
Jean Pierre Muller:
The Long March (A Prelude)

6-7 January
Jonathan Trayner:
V.D.M.I.Æ. (V3.2)

16 December
Noël Limits II
Gareth Berwyn, Rolina Blok, Paul Dewis, Marc Hulson, Ryan McClelland, Laura Nicholson, Esther Planas, Alex Schady, Jonathan Trayner, Work ‘Aus, and more…

28 November - 9 December
Studio Residency:
Matt Harding & Esmerelda Valencia Lindström

18-26 November 2017:
Full Service:
Deborah Anzinger, Blue Curry, Leah Dixon, Luke Drozd, Alex Schady

7-15 October 2017
Rootedin Limbo:
Ilga Leimanis

16 Sept- 1 Oct 2017
We Labour, We Labour, We Labour [To Protect Ourselves From The Horrible Sounds Of Our Horrible Culture, We Should Return These Stones To The Earth]:Phill Wilson-Perkin with Audio from John Hughes, Adam Laschinger, The London Sound Survey, Anne Robinson and Samantha Taylor
Dust Days: Matt Calderwood John Hughes Adam Laschinger Anne Robinson Samantha Taylor and The London Sound Survey

19-27 August 2017
Flora Plastica
Filippo Leonardi

22-30 July 2017
Stories Can Set With Time, Just Like Rock

Stephen Kavanagh + Marco Maria Giuseppe Scifo

15 July 2017
Pi 10: Come Here...Go There.
Pi Presents...

1-2 July 2017
A Million Lapses
And Pauses:
Rachel Cattle

17-25 June 2017
Elemental Bias:
Melissa Manfull

10-11 June 2017
Antiuniversity Now Festival.
Conspiration Of Warmth.
School Of Calidity.

3-4 June 2017
Together is not Enough.
Call for proposals.
Open for discussion.
A preliminary event.

20-28 May 2017
Completely Wingless, It Is Often Difficult To Be Widely Distributed
Julia Calver, Ben Doherty, Katherine Fishman, Esmeralda Valencia Lindström and Ella McCartney

6-7 May 2017
Oktopus Film Collective Presents
Ghosts Of The Weed Garden:
Mia Taylor, Alex Schady, Gordon Hon

29-30 April 2017
Liz Kent and Alex Schady

22-23 April 2017
Luxury Complex: Repossession.
Lisa Cradduck/ Marc Hulson/ Dean Kenning/ Andy Sharp

25 March 2017
Glap Collective Experimental Writing Laboratory:
John Hughes, Mia Taylor, Simon Rattigan, Liz Murray

9-12 March 2017
This Isn’t What I Asked For:
Dejan Mrdja, Jack Marder, Jorge Martin, Kirstin Barnes, Niamh Treacy, Zhao Huang

18 March 2017
Anastasia Kachalova, Irene Sartorio, Jane Philips, Michelle Yasuda, Pei-Fen Lee, Waleed Al Wawi

10-26 February 2017
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom + Rochelle Fry

1-30 November 2016
Giuseppe Lana
Out of Sight: a studio practice

29 October 2016
Film Night: Scary Movies
Denise Barbour; Patrick Baxter; Kjetil Berge; canecapovolto;
Ejaz Christilano, Fred Goff, Daleya Marohn; Jess Cox; Tanya Judd; Stephen Kavanagh; Giuseppe Lana; Filippo Leonardi; LM/FS; Jeroen Offerman; Oktopus Collective; David Price and Andy Roche; Simon Rattigan; Marco Scifo; Kirsty Smith; Markus Soukup; Spectacle; Claire Undy

30 September - 9 October 2016
How to Read: Writing Groups. How to Write: Reading Groups.
Five Years Publications: Public Series No.7
(ISBN 978-1-903724-17-0)

Jonathan Trayner; Paul Anthony Tarragó; Anniken Weber, Sadegh Aleahmad, Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn, Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith; Edward Dorrian & Mark R Taylor; Froso Papadimitriou; Liz Murray, Mia Taylor, John Hughes and Simon Rattigan; Jennifer Boyd & Alex Borkowski; Women Artists in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s - Reading Group: Mixtape edited by Litany (Nicola Guy, Katherine Jackson, Louisa Lee, Sophie Risner, Amy Tobin); Shona Macnaughton & Luke Cooke-Yarborough; Linda Laiva; Rachel Cattle, Jenna Collins & Volker Eichelmann; Seth Guy; Rob Flint/Among Others: Alison Ballard, Beth Bramich, Sarah Duffy, Katherine Fishman, Alice Gale-Feeny, Sam Mercer, Alia Pathan; Clover Peake, Giovanna Coppola

23 June - 3 July
Five Years: The Dirty Subject

2 April
Five Years at AirSpace Gallery
The Artist Soup Kitchen
The Artist-Led - Then, Now and Next

14-15 November
organised by Samia Malik, Marc Hulson and Andrew Cooper

7 November
Joint Enterprise: A (Possible) Five Years Constitution

1-25 October
School of Calidity: Back to Deschooling

19-27 September
Happy Birthday Abbie
Alex Schady

5-15 September
L'associazione culturale beBOCS insieme a Five Years di Londra presenta

22-29 August
James Adams, Dominique Croshaw, Sophie Morton, Joanne Hooton

18-26 July
Oona Grimes, Mark Jackson, James Lowne, Clare Mitten, Mia Taylor

7-12 July
S_ _ _K
Charlotte Knox-Williams, Russell Hart, Helen Austwick Zaltzman

20-28 June
Vertigo Rising
John Hughes & Liz Murray

6-14 June
Bernice Donzeilmann

23-31 May
Bang Your Head: Architecture of Conversation
Ilga Leimanis+Bidisha Sinha

1-17 May
How to Write: Reading Groups. Part 1.

10-26 April
The Naturalness of Strange Things: The Line That(…)
Sally Morfill, Ana Čavić, Tamarin Norwood, Louise Stern, amaCollective (Alejandro Ball, Amy E. Brown, Miriam La Rosa)

7-29 March
Luxury Complex: Remembering Satan
Lisa Cradduck, Marc Hulson, Dean Kenning, Andy Sharp

14-22 February
Charlotte Knox-Williams

24 January-1 February
Too Prolix: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Steve Klee

five sheets at Five Years: Susan Johanknecht and Katharine Meynell

Beside: Nicole Morris, Katrin Hanusch and Mark Duffy
texts from Emily Beber, Giulia Damiani and Amy McKelvie

The School of the Damned: Interim Show

Benefit: All Research Is Crisis
Five Years & School of the Damned Discussion/Events
Ms. Seat Cello: Rochelle Fry
Summer Camp: School of Calidity/ Doggerland/ Fear + Trembling
Worlds Apart
FiveYears: Fragments at the Showroom
Michael Lawton: Jardines de Sabatini
Giorgio Sadotti: Feet Feet Feel
Oona Grimes: When is Now
Five Years Publications: Public Series. FYP-PS-01-05
These New Zines!/Ovi Novi Zinovi! With love from Belgrade
Clay Arlington in London.
Interior Domestic
Ignominious Wank

A day of continual irritation for myself
Joan of Art: The Venice Process
A Promise of Happiness: 20.11.99
Technologies of Romance
Blank Stare, Flat Hollow
Five Years at Sluice Art Fair
This is Not Public/ Part 2: What do we mean by Public Engagement?
Modern Interiors

A Heap, A Pile, A Mass, A Gathering
Ra-Ra Rasputin: The Esoteric Book Disco

General title given by myself: SE Barnet
This is Not Public/ Part 1: What do we mean by Public Engagement?
School of the Damned

Arkham Asylum: Ana María Millán
Five Years: Fragments
Besame Mucho: Alex Schady
Armada: Ian Dawson
Jamie Partridge & Lynton Talbot

Five Years Publications III: A Plotted Affair; Bad Love Poetry Night
Five Years Publications II: School Book Projects
Five Years Publications I: Artists Books Weekend
Height X Width X Depth
Exercises With Five Years - (Im)Possible School Book: As Found


Left Of Place
Ideas Are Faster
Light And Time

Dead Original

Five Years Talk At La Scatola
Sideshow And Other Stories
Irish Female Artists

A Pigeon, A Kitchen And An Annexe: Sites Of Alternative Publishing

Preliminary Notes For Moving Between Desert And Occupation
Cuntstone & Clown

Z-Depth Buffer
Desk Space
This Is Not A School
House In The Shape Of A Stretcher

Instantly Interruptible

Picture Theory

Cream Guillotine

The Weaklings

Posters Fo’ Sho'

Ladies Of The Press* presents…
Evolution Of The Meringue
Closer Encounters Of The Third Kind
Re Infecta

Flying Stickers


So Much For Free School, Etc: A Draft Publication
Album: A Group Show

Photographs: From The Particular To The Particular

What I Thought At The Time


Good Tidings
The Muttering Cavern Of Domestic Delights

Whatever Happened
Lecture Hall. Free School.


By Day My Limbs, By Night My Mind

Harry Pye Presents

Bakkar Island

Field Recordingsinter Rites
Love Is A Highway

Interrupted Correspondence/Vice Versa: Five Years Fragments
Noble Intent
Sontag Montag
Nature Morte
Andrea Zapp
Ania Seraphin
Free Association
Yes. Yes. I Know. Free School. I Know.
Line And Light
Skinner’s Room
Does God Live In The No-Fly Zone
That Was A Good Day

A4 Editions
False Friends
Structures Found Structures Lost
In The Path Of The Most Frightening Storm, And Suffered Terrible Devastation. It Also Shows

Talent Show
Garden Of The Sleep Of Love
Periodical Vol.1 (No.1-4)
Free Show.
Spitting Distance
I Don’t Think I Can Fit It In
Rules To Hold Onto…
Porridge Wogs

Three Studies: Pee Wee. Meat. Billy.
Present State
Model As You Would Carve
Crisis And Finance And Nudes
Peroiodical Vol.1, No.1.
Peer Esteem
Now And Then
Our Period.
Untitled Sequence 1998-2007
Romantic Anti-Humanism
Paintings And Sculptures
Il Cittadino
Rochelle Fry
You First
Huis Clos
Psychogeometry V
There Is No Future For Us Now
Art For Everyone
Goo Goo Muck

Frenzy: L’art Décoratif D’aujourd Hui (at Metropole Galleries, Folkestone)

Spacemen (MOT)
Club Esther
Suicide Is Painful

Xmas/ There Is Plenty of Sunshine in Summer/ Silence and Darkness/ Tender Prey/ Independent State-Estado Independiente_Stoned Chicks_Sexperimental Weekenders Ticklish CINEMATHEQUE/ Crack Whore/ Manual: Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller/ Esther Planas/ The Way Things Are Not/ Fata Morgana/ Graham Dolphin/ Edward Dorrian: Paints a Picture/ CULPTR/ Richard Crow/ Eat Quicksilver Shit Quicksand/ Or Not

The Difference Between You & Us/ I’m Wary/ Contemporary Fairy Tales/ Peter Lloyd Lewis/ Dead-wall Reverie/ Sex Abroad/ Michelle Deignan/ Drop-out/ Issed/ Manual/ Self-service_ Painting/ Sinisa Savic/ Ticklish/

Starring/ The Guests protected their ankles with cardboard boxes/ Richard Crow/ The Red Room/ Rank Cheeseboard/ Failure/ Jeremy Deadman/ Denise Hawrysio/ Sara Woodfine/ Jeremy Akerman/ Self-Service/ Sleight of Hand/ Mathew Luck Galpin/ Susan Morris/ Dark Pop

Taking in the Air/ A Promise of Happiness/ Marion Kalmus and Naomi Salaman/ Corporate Actions/ The Blood Show/ A Thousand Moonlit Kisses/ Own Time/ Now Look Where I Am/ Lapsus/ What is Love?

Silent Movies/ What is a Photograph?

five years: