For the first time in its history, The Portico Library has this year been able to organise and catalogue its archival material digitally, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Ever since the first recorded lease of the Library’s plot in 1792, what consistently shines through is a sense of vivacious storytelling. On Paper considers the parallels between the historical role of printed matter and the Library’s archives. In collaboration with artist Theresa Easton, we have unearthed personal stories of daily life throughout the Library’s history, creating new artworks to interpret our discoveries.
Theresa Easton is an Artist based in the North East of England, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
At the core of her practice is printmaking and the preoccupation with pushing the boundaries of printmaking processes using glass, ceramics and paper in architectural installation and exhibitions.
Easton is interested in exploiting the qualities printmaking holds, such as the etched surface of metal, the transparent and luminous qualities of printed glass or the repeated motif.
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