Pattern Books Exhibition
26 November until 23 December 2022
My Tiksel Talk series will be showing as part of the Upright Gallery's annual Artist Book show. This year the theme is Pattern Books. These books form an ongoing series of typewritten and risograph works inspired, in part, by H N Werkman. The starting point is risograph printed basic shapes that make up standard letter forms (line and circle). Cutting down these prints gives a range of variable compositions. Aided by Monica De Luxe, a pond-rescued typewriter, the pages are completed with the repeat of mechanically produced characters as a pattern. The pages are worked on for one hour each day and become a diary of mood written meaning. These pages are collated and sewn in six sections with an exposed spine chain stitched binding.
Really excited that my notebooks have joined the wonderful wares at The Leith Collective in their lovely Fort Kinnaird store.
Pop in and check out what is on offer… there is some very cool stuff!
The Leith Collective specialises in stocking unique and handmade items that are made with care by local artists and makers. The emphasis is on goods produced sustainably using recycled materials and by bringing new life to old treasures.
Messy Women: Pot Luck No. 2
The collaborative project Messy Women Pot-Luck Books began under the umbrella of Bristol Editions. This series of books gains inspiration from the loosely-formed 1937 collective of Edna Beilenson, Evelyn Harter and Beatrice Ward. Frustrated at the lack of recognition for women engaged in publishing and typography, they decided to take matters into their own hands. The pot-luck bookworks were by and for women on the subject of women in print.
Bristol Editions have decided to make a series of modern day pot-luck books with similar themes and a twenty-first century focus. A limited edition Risograph version od Pot-Luck No.2 (Border and Ornament) is now available.
Pot-Luck No. 2 collates the work of 7 ‘messy women’ utilising various printmaking techniques. Contributing artists are Cathey Webb, Gen Harrison (typochondriacs), Karin Eremia, Katie Beard (Rooksmoor Press), Theresa Easton, Tracey Stokes and Zelda Velika.
Hurrah for the Fairs and the Wayzgeese!
Really excited to getting back out and about again starting with the wonderful...
Stroud Wayzgoose 12 | 13 March 2022
Books and prints will be for sale at Stroud Brewery, Kingfisher Business Park, GL5 2BY between 12 midday and 5pm.
Bookmarks 30 March 2022
Edinburgh College of Art's Annual Zine and Artist Book Fair s back!
Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) 23 | 24 April 2022
BABE 2022 is at Bower Ashton (city campus, UWE) this year. Bristol Editions will be showing some of my books in the big room (canteen). Thanks Cathey and Zelda!
Shipley Wayzgoose 11 June 2022
at The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Bristol Editions 20 | 21 August 2022
Bristol Editions is a collaboration between Cathey Webb, Zelda Velika and myself. This is a new book fair we've organised for c. 15 book artists to show their wares. Taking place at Centrespace gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA.
Posted/Unposted: The Lost Call
‘POSTED/UNPOSTED: British Isles’ (2019-2020) contains a new iteration of the ‘POSTED/UNPOSTED’ (2016-2017) project curated by Imi Maufe (NOR) and Lina Nordenström (SE) who worked with 25 invited artists, printmakers and visual poets from the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
For the British Isles version, Imi Maufe invited Angie Butler (UK) to co-curate the exhibition. I was invited with 23 other creative practitioners who use letterpress in the UK/EIRE to contribute to this publishing project. The resulting work spans fifty years of letterpress publishing expertise, illuminating the wealth of innovative letterpress printing that takes place across these countries today.
‘The Lost Call' is designed as an imagined 10th pamphlet of H N Werkman's
The Next Call' - inspired by, and in memory of, the artist. Both pamphlet and envelope were produced using a variety of techniques, most as utilised by Werkman himself.
Messy Women: Pot Luck No. 1
Messy Women is a collaboration with Cathey Webb and Zelda Velika to make series of Pot-luck books inspired by the 1937 collaboration of Edna Beilenson, Evelyn Harter and Beatrice Warde to make books by and for women, on the subject of women in print.
A video of the making of the first Pot-luck book is available via the BABE 2021 Lost Weekend YouTube channel from 16th April 2021.