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Artist’s Books provide a platform for my printmaking skills and the opportunity to develop on-going projects.   The books on display in the glass cabinet at Newcastle City Library, present a collection of quotes and paraphrases, taken from handwritten responses from the public during Late Show events and are reconfigured into a series of ‘artist’s books’.  The work is an emotive exploration of historical, social and politically driven forms of printed material, referencing the North East’s rich tradition in commercial printing. Broadsides and Broadsheets historically were single sheets of paper printed on one side with either ballads, announcing events, proclamations or advertisements, often pinned in taverns and cottages.

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Specially designed for the Books on Tyne, Newcastle’s Mini Book Festival, the concertina style books respond to the growing discontent in the North East to the national austerity measures imposed on sections of the community by the current government.  Quotes and paraphrase’s, rants and reminiscence by members of the public are captured and reformed into hard copies and printed using tradition wooden type. FREE drop-in Chap Map Book workshop with Theresa Easton Saturday 30th November 12-2pm.

Based in the Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle, Easton delivers regular workshops in printmaking & bookmaking. The next workshop 8th December 2013 10-4pm @£55 (including all materials).  To book your place, contact Theresa Easton directly.  Details below.

Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle NE1 2PQ theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk    07981381830

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