Last Friday was the launch at of ‘A House Like Me’ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The event was to mark the end of my year as bursary holder for the Feiweles Trust at the Park. I have compiled the book and it is a mix of digital printing with screen printed dividers.
It was a lovely day and great to get some feedback on this thing that has been filling my house with piles of paper for weeks.
‘A House Like Me’ is intended for educators wanting to work with conceptual art and is based around the themes in my own practice and the projects I have been doing in schools since last September. The book is not for sale, but a pdf version will be online soon, I will post a link as soon as it’s available. Some images can be viewed in the bookworks section on this website.
ISBN 978-1-871480-85-6, Yorkshire Sulpture Park, 2010. Digital print on paper with screenprinted, card dividers. Digital printed folder.
I am currently working on a small bookwork, a collaboration of sorts with Nathan Jones, who has been Poet-in-residence at the Bluecoat in Liverpool over the past year. The piece contains his poem, Slow Magic, written about the experience of looking around an exhibition (one of the same name held at the Bluecoat).
Based on a Turkish map fold, the multiple has a screen-printed grey board cover and unfolds, revealing the poem slowly, the creases of the paper acting as illustrations. It’s still very much under-construction (printing tomorrow) but will be available in a limited editon.
The work will be part of
An exhibition of artworks drawn from Nathan Jones’ period as Poet in Residence at the Bluecoat
16th – 26th June, 2010
Lost Soul and Stranger Service Station, the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool
featuring print, video and illustrative work by
and Andre Guedes
On Saturday 7th November I will have a table at Manchester Artists Book Fair so do come and say hello if you can, the fair is open to the public from 12 – 6pm. You can find it here: DIRECTIONS
There will be a second edition of Lost at Sea available (with special screenprinted bits) as well as at least one new bookwork, maybe even two….
Working hard in Yorkshire for the next few weeks. I am the Feiweles Trust Bursary Holder at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for 09/10 and so will be spending a lot of time on the M62 between now and next July. Some of the work is in schools so have been having a great time building all sorts of amazing architectural self-portraits with the children. I am also very tired, but preparing stuff to print for the Fourth Manchester Artists’ Book Fair on Saturday 7th November. Come and see me there if you can!
On the 4th and 5th April I will be hauling myself and my books to this event in the hope of meeting some interesting artists and maybe, just maybe, selling some books. Hope you can make it..
Book Fair website here
I have just spent two sunny days oop north as well as a lovely night in a place called Hamsterley Forest in order to do a site visit for Art Land, which takes place in April in Bishop Auckland. I am making a limited edition zine to be placed around the town, presenting an outsider’s view of the place as a town newsletter. I’m excited about getting stuck in, and as the project is funded it means I can spend plenty of time thinking it through/drawing etc.
Art Land info here
I also have to plug the b and b we stayed in as it was just sublime, in the middle of the forest, with a hot tub (cossie will be packed next time!) and we were fed like we were being fattened up for winter hibernation, plus it was all such good value. Anyway, if you need a random trip away, go here I tell you: http://www.hamsterleyforestbandb.com/