Mercy have put Cardboard Folly in their top five collaborative projects of the year in an article that’s just been published on creativetimes.co.uk. Flattered. I should also take the opportunity to apologise for not having a PDF of it online yet. Each issue takes a couple of hours to assemble, so the poor artists have not even had their copies yet! Soon, very soon!
There is a lovely piece about Cardboard Folly on SevenStreets website at the moment. Images are from Rebecca Foster, me and Nick Cass.
Thanks very much guys.
From 28th – 31st October I will be showing ‘Temporary Measure’ with Axis at The Manchester Contemporary art fair.
Before that, Cardboard Folly will be on display at the Bluecoat from 21st October, so this week will be mainly getting work printed and collating copies. There is so much to do but I have some fantastic artists involved and the work that has already arrived is really great.
The artists involved are:
Jo Ball | Lucy Brown | Nick Cass | Damian Cruikshank | Birgit Deubner | Sarra Facey | Rebecca Foster | Emma Gregory | Kevin Hunt | Nathan Jones | Tabitha Moses | Gordon Shrigley | Emily Speed | Frances Stacey | Kirsty Tinkler | Andrew Warstat | Sinta Werner | Rich White.
image: Rebecca Foster’s contribution to Cardboard Folly.
On top of that workload, my twin sister is opening a new business, Recrafted, consisting of workshops and a shop selling handmade British craft. It’s already looking amazing, but I have more painting and hand-painted signs to create before the opening on the 15th October. She’s very talented and I’m very pleased she is taking such a big leap to do this. Cupcakes over the opening weekend, so if you’re in the area come and say hi!