I am really pleased to be working with the fantastic Navigator North on their Latest Edition project. Its a brilliant opportunity to work alongside like-minded artists, such as Alex Sickling, Nick Kennedy, Becki Harper, Diane Watson and Carol Devey Haughton. All part of this years Festival of Thrift its a chance to collaborate with ideas from the archives & stores at Kirkleatham Museum and make a whole new body of work.
The stores have an amazing collection of broadsides and the library has some brilliant books on printmaking.
I am interested in revisiting a previous intervention I made at Festival of Thrift in 2013 with Kay Henderson. In 2013 in Darlington, we spent two days gathering from visitors to the Festival of Thrift, their thrifty tips and printed them using traditional wooden type. For 2017, I am interested using inspiration from the collection at Kirkleatham to make a series of artists books and broadsides.
The composition is similar to the traditional miners banners in the stores at Kirkleatham.
I plan to design a broadside using silk-screen & letterpress, working with Lee Turner, from Hole Edition & his Vandercook Printing Press.