Printmaker, poet, author, artist, theatre director, occasional musician, lecturer and cultural provocateur, John Fox has kindly donated the remaining reproductions of his classic lino cut series of prints to Artists’ Union England with the hope of raising some much needed funds at this weekends cultural evening event the Lates Shows and launch of Artists Union England in NewcastleGateshead. The series of 4 lino cut prints will be on sale at the pop up shop @36 Lime Street both Friday & Saturday and from East Street Artist members at Gateshead Old Town Hall Saturday night only. Also on sale will be original designed and printed AUE bags and badges to celebrate the launch of the first trade union for artists in England since the dissolution of The Artists’ Union in 1984.
John Fox and Sue Gills latest addition to Baycliff is Wildernest a walkabout tidal garden on the west shore of Morecambe Bay, below John and Sue’s wooden eco house on stilts. Somewhat ravaged by a couple of recent storm surges the beach is now recovering, in time to plan the installation of a series of sculptural installations in the coming year – using and celebrating stone, wood, water and wind.