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Baltic Artist’s Book Fair

On the 14th & 15th of June Baltic is hosting an Artist’s Book Fair.  My book ‘A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield‘ will be part of the NEPN’s display of photographic books.

BALTIC celebrates the Festival of the North East and becomes a market place of exhibiting book stalls, with opportunities to have a go at bookmaking and experience some Bibliotherapy from Lucy May Schofield in a mobile library.  Also on display around the building is The Sunderland Book Project offering visitors the chance to explore the city through the medium of artist’s books, North East Photography Network presenting photographic books, The Book Apothecary, a travelling museum of book art encased in suitcases, and sculpted bookwork from Cleveland College of Art.

14 & 15 June, 10.00 – 18.00

Baltic Level 1, FREE

 

 

 

Work In Progress

I’ve just added a new section to the website. ‘Work In Progress‘ is exactly what it sounds like: a sneak preview of work under development. I’ve posted two rough edits from my ‘Edgelands’ project to get things started.

Edgelands #1

Edgelands #2

 

 

Edgelands #2

Brighton Undercliff Path, 2012

 

Edgelands #1

Brighton Marina, 2012

 

Brighton Artists Open Houses

This year we opened our studio as part of the Brighton Artists Open Houses.   This is an annual event running concurrently with Brighton Festival.  This year there were over 200 Open Houses and approximately 1200 artists.

The Open Houses are an excellent way to reach a broad spectrum of the public.  We had visitors from all over the world and with a wide range of art interests.  It was fascinating to see the way different people engaged with the work.

My coal mining project, A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield, prompted numerous conversations with people whose relatives had worked down the pit.

Similarly Remains, which presents a series of cremation urns, provoked fascination and the occasional shudder.  One visitor suggested that the sweet smell I detected while working with the urns could be due to Sugars of Lead.  Further research indicates that so called sweet leads taste sweet rather than smell sweet, so the mystery is not yet conclusively solved.

 

 

Brighton Artists Open Houses

I’m exhibiting my work with my wife Klara in our studio (Flamingo Studio) throughout May.

I’m showing prints from A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield and a selection of my current work in progress.

Klara will be showing a queer selection of textile sculptures, screenprints and oil paintings. You can see more of her work at www.klara.co.uk

 

 

We have various items for sale including:

Prints from A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield (edition of 5). 19”x13”, Giclée print on Hahnemühle paper, framed.  £250

Book, A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield (edition of 10).  Hardcover, 90 pages.  £100

Mildred, handmade safety blanket.  68″x38″, vintage and bespoke fabrics. £400

Franklin, handmade story blanket.  46″x34″, vintage and bespoke fabrics. £200

Queerfish, fabric sculptures. Mixed fabrics. £35/40

A selection of unmounted prints. Archival paper.  From £10

How to find us:

We’re located right on the seafront, just 5 minutes walk from the pier, at the corner of Marine Parade and Grafton Street. The nearest bus stops are ‘New Steine’ and ‘Bedford Street’. Bus numbers: 12, 14, 27.

Flamingo Studio
1, Northumberland Court (entrance on Grafton Street)
62-64 Marine Parade
Brighton
BN2 1AD
 


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Digger Men

Digger Men, 2012.  From found transparencies c.1976

Creating a Photobook

Easington Colliery, 2010. A New Topgraphy of the Durham Coalfield

As part of their “Creating a Photobook” series, ubyu’s blog has a short feature on my book “A New Topography of the Durham Coalfield”.

 

Other People’s Pictures

One of my photographs has been used in the Caravan Gallery’s new book Other People’s Pictures.  You can purchase a copy via Blurb.

Slide to Open, Princes Risborough. 2011

Work In Progress

Expressway. Osaka-shi, Japan. 2011