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Ouseburn Open Studios 24th & 25th November 2017 10-5pm

Head down and check out some of the latest projects I have been working on.

Senate House Library Commission or Latest Edition with Navigator North.

I will be selling a range of Anti-Trump Zines – make sure you pick one up – they are selling like hot cakes in Minnesota!

 

ASMbly Lab 2017, Leeds

ASMbly Lab is an annual pop-up studio/laboratory/workshop in Leeds city centre, facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and makers.

ASMbly 2017 runs from Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 6th August.

“Over the 10 days, we will be hosting an art/ science exhibition, a series of 10 workshops, art/sci/maker drop-in activities, a superposition event and a performance night.”

I will be exhibiting The Principles of Divergence, made up of hand made books and enamelled glass.

The Principles of Divergence references Darwin’s research into Natural Selection in his book ‘On the Origin of Species’ 1859.  Darwin’s detailed and methodical presentation of the animal kingdom provides a wealth of inspiration for  interpretation in the form of a suitcase.  The medium of printmaking and techniques in making artist’s books provides a  fluid connection between idea and object.  The suitcase acts as a metaphor and reflects Darwin’s experiment using a wooden frame, placed in garden soil to capture and record the plants and insects present over a controlled period of time.

 

Taking  the historical obsession of classification and compartmentalises elements, creating a portable natural history museum. The work is designed to be physically engaging, allowing the viewer to explore the work and discover the tactile quality inherent in the book art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am organising this years annual Artists Book Market BALTIC, and will be showcasing my artist’s books, chap books & zines along with some amazing folk!  Check out the list of those taking part,  as well as the brilliant Foundation Press and Freelance Artists Bethan Maddocks & Nicola Singh’s “artists interventions”.  I’ll have some freshly printed “Anti-Trump fold out poster zines”, pick one up for £7!

 

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 10.00-17.00

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead plays host to an annual & national two day Artists’ Book Market.  Over 40 national and regional artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work direct to the public.

Exhibitors;

Kitbooks
Shoddy: a disability art project
GINNY
Tamsin Daisy Rees
BBB Book Collective
Gemma Lacey; Red Plate Press
Stroud Artist Books
Jessie Churchill
Andrew Robinson & Andrea Campomanes
Andrea Allan
Hestan Isle Press
Elizabeth Jardine Godwin
Eileen White
Chloe Spicer
Julie Macbean
Visual Arts in Rural Communities
Nancy Campbell
Newcastle University
As Yet Untitled
Stichill Marigold Press
Malcolm Gibson and Rachel Gibson
Roncadora Press
MA Book Arts, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London
Heather Prescot
Michelle Holland
Z.A.M
Less Than Five Hundred Press
Greyscale Poetry Zine
Asterisk Collective*
Kate Jackson
POUR-ZINE
Anne Proctor Moonkwayk Studio
paperwallah
Hazel Terry
Sue Bennet
SideburnedPoet
Katie Forrester
Theresa Easton
Otter Bookbinding Ltd
Team Comics Tees

Artists Interventions:

This two day event is FREE and accompanied by a series of artists interventions:

BALTIC Freelance Artist, Bethan Maddocks will be delivering a free drop in 3D popup book workshop on Saturday.   Sunday Nicola Singh plans to engage book market visitors with an evolving page projected onto the wall of the book-market.

Artists Interventions with Foundation Press
Saturday 13 May
Chooc Ly Tan

Chooc Ly Tan is an Artist, DJ & Voyager, in residence on Planet Earth. Her practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. Recently her work has been shown at Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China; StudioRCA, London; Artičok, Prague; Gasworks, London; ART Rotterdam; Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Canada; CCA, Glasgow; OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Austria; Festival of Ideas, Cambridge; CCCB, Barcelona; Fuso International Video Art Festival, Lisbon; Milano Film Festival; School Hut, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; Whitechapel gallery. Last year, Chooc Ly Tan has performed a DJ set at the Tate Modern as well as at Apocalypse/Rave (Oslo, Norway).

Sunday 14 May
Rachel Aggs

Rachel Aggs is a London-based musician. Primarily known for her distinctive guitar work, influenced by both West African highlife and post punk, she also sings and plays the violin. She has been playing with the band Trash Kit since 2009, with Rosa Murray and Rachel Horwood, which released an eponymous debut album on the Upset! The Rhythm label in 2010 and a second album, Confidence, in 2014. She has also been a member of Shopping formed with Andrew Milk and Billy Easter, since 2012. Other bands have included The Madrigals, Covergirl, Golden Grrrls, and Sacred Paws, who released a debut EP in 2015. She writes zines, including I Trust My Guitar,[4] and was involved with the Power Lunches venue in Dalston, East London.

Foundation Press

Foundation Press is a platform for experimental publishing activity based within the interdisciplinary environment of the Art & Design Foundation Studies course at National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. Based around a number of risograph printers and led by artists Adam Phillips, Deborah Bower and Joe Woodhouse, Foundation Press develops print projects through workshops with visiting artists and partner organisations, in collaboration with students of the Foundation course who act as co-creators, designers and producers.


I will be giving a talk ‘Print & Protest’ along with Matt Abbott from Firm of Poets performing Wednesday 24th August 2016 6pm – 8.30pm Art House, Wakefield

The Power of Print, politics and the latest zine ‘The Right & Freedom to a Home’  will be just some of the subjects covered during the evening.  The event is FREE – book  here.

‘The Right & Freedom to a Home’ commission with Book Works ‘Beyond Words’ a project with Freedom Festival Arts Trust,  James Reckitt Library Trust, Hull Culture and Leisure Library Services and Book Works 

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Broadsides & Chap Books at Smail’s

Exhibition: St Ronan’s Wells, Wells Brae, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire EH44 6RB 01896 833583 25 March – 12 July 2-16

Artist Talk: St Ronan’s Wells, Thursday 14th April 7-8pm

PRESS RELEASE

Working with artist’s books, but based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne I have been Artist in Residence at Robert Smail’s Printing Works, a Scottish National Trust property.  This year marks the 150 year anniversary of Smail’s ,  where I have created a series of Broadsides & Chap Books inspired by the wealth of material held in the archive at Smail’s.  Broadsides & Chap Books embody a collection of quotes and paraphrases from Tales from Smail’s, handwritten responses from volunteers and staff connected with the printing works.   The quotes reference personal experiences and stories set within the community of Innerleithen and beyond.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Future/Past is an exhibition to celebrate. Theresa Easton, an artist from Newcastle is exhibiting some of her work. She has created chap books and broadsides, which were all designed at the print works. Here she is with some of her braodsides.

Articles from The St Ronan’s Standard, printed at Smail’s until 1916 have been reconfigured and woven into the Broadsides & Chap Books incorporating the geographical landscape of the Scottish Borders.  The work draws on historical and social exploration using the archives to reference the regions rich tradition in textiles & mills, and the start of the First World War. Broadsides & Chap Books capture a window in the history of Smail’s in the past and the present and form part of a wider exhibition at St Ronan’s Well documenting the history of the jobbing press up until the present day.

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Future/Past is an exhibition to celebrate. Theresa Easton, an artist from Newcastle is exhibiting some of her work. She has created chap books and broadsides, which were all designed at the print works. Photographed holding a chap book

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Future/Past is an exhibition to celebrate. Theresa Easton, an artist from Newcastle is exhibiting some of her work. She has created chap books and broadsides, which were all designed at the print works. Photographed holding a chap book

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Future/Past is an exhibition to celebrate.
Theresa Easton, an artist from Newcastle is exhibiting some of her work. She has created chap books and broadsides, which were all designed at the print works. Photographed holding a chap book

Broadsides: £70 p&p direct from the artist or Robert Smails Printing Works

Chap Books: £10 p&p direct from the artist or on sale at Robert Smail’s Printing Works

Robert Smail’s Printing Works

High St, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire EH44 6HA

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Robert-Smails-Printing-Works

 

Poppies Weeping Window – Woodhorn Museum

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Poppies Weeping Window will be coming to an end soon (last day 31st October). Inside the Workshop Gallery at Woodhorn, visitors have been encouraged to leave their personal responses to the poppies. 3 Using original archive material from Woodhorn, relating to WW1, I have designed a selection of stamps for visitors to illustrate their remarks and comments. The stamps document the tribunals set up to judge and order men from the North East to France & Belgium. Other stamps document the list of jobs women were allowed to do, the pamphlet increases in size as the years progress. twitter pic.jpg2 Particpants were encouraged to leave their details.

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A Polish visitor wrote “Good wishes for all the miners…from Poland” signed Piotrek.

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PAGES Leeds | International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair

The Tetley, Leeds, 7th-8th March 2015

I will be taking part again at this fantastic event for anyone interested or curious about book making, artists’ books and small press publishing.  Check out the whats happening Book Fair Flier

http://www.leedsartbookfair.com/portfolio/theresa-easton/

Ouseburn Open Studios

Spring Salon Sale

Sunday 29th March 10-5pm

An Encyclopaedia of Everything: Cheryl Penn

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There are over 350 books in this collection and I am pleased to say I have been able to contribute to Cheryl Penn’s labour of love.  ”Encyclopaedia’s are tomes of articles and subjects on any and every topic of accumulated, verifiable knowledge.” Cheryl Penn

Abscence & Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, San Francisco Center for the Book, USA.

12th December 2014 – 25th January 2015

In 2013, printmakers from around the world were invited to make prints for the al-Mutanabbi Street Project. Eash artist was asked to reflect and respond to the bombing of the bookseller’s quarter in Baghdad in 2007 and to be part of a global coalition of artists, poets and writers that states that wherever people talk freely and creativity breathes, al-Mutanabbi Street starts.

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Thrifty Tips heading over seas
Thrifty Tips heading over seas

Organised by Mikhail Pogarsky and  Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol.

Artists’ Books Exhibition, UWE, Bristol 1st December 2014 – 31st January 2015

Venue: the State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow March 13 – May 18 2014. You can see a film of the work on show HERE

This exhibition brings together a collection of Russian & UK artists books.  Theresa Easton represents the UK with Thrifty Tips just one of the hand bound books collating the Thrifty Tips provided by visitors to the Festival of Thrift, Lingfield Point, Darlington 21st & 22nd September 2013.  Over 27,000 visitors to the weekend event were able to take part in thrifty activities, watch demonstrations and contribute to a thrifty, creative community.  Theresa Easton Kay Henderson spoke to over 200 visitors during the event at the Alternative Village Fete, encouraging printing participation and exchange of thrifty ideas.  Visitors were encouraged to suggest and print their own typographic thrifty tip.

PAGES Leeds | International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair

The Tetley, Leeds, 7th-9th March 2015: Fri 7th (6-9pm), Sat 8th (11am-6pm) & Sun 9th (11am-5pm).

Sunday March 29th 10-5pm Ouseburn Spring Salon Sale 2015, Ouseburn venues are opening their studio doors for spring to offer special prices for end of line collections and one of pieces. Its a great opportunity to purchase affordable art and meet the artists.  I will be opening the doors to my studio and showcasing some of the latest work from projects including World War 1 Trench Art Mail Art Project some latest Zines & prints.

Organised by Mikhail Pogarsky and  Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol.

Thrifty Tips heading over seas
Thrifty Tips heading over seas

Artists’ Books Exhibition, UWE, Bristol 1st December 2014 – 31st January 2015

Venue: the State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow March 13 – May 18 2014. You can see a film of the work on show HERE

This exhibition brings together a collection of Russian & UK artists books.  Theresa Easton represents the UK with Thrifty Tips just one of the hand bound books collating the Thrifty Tips provided by visitors to the Festival of Thrift, Lingfield Point, Darlington 21st & 22nd September 2013.  Over 27,000 visitors to the weekend event were able to take part in thrifty activities, watch demonstrations and contribute to a thrifty, creative community.  Theresa Easton Kay Henderson spoke to over 200 visitors during the event at the Alternative Village Fete, encouraging printing participation and exchange of thrifty ideas.  Visitors were encouraged to suggest and print their own typographic thrifty tip.

shorter needle

Someone 3.0#12

Someone 3.0#12

Someone 3.0 #12 is a recent contribution to:

Collaborative Mail Art Artists’ Books

A group for all book artists who are interested in collaborating on international mailed book projects. Someone 3.0 #12 presents a selection of reflective images made using simplified printing processes, which act as a metaphor for the hand made tools used in the trenches to scratch the surface of the empty brass shell cases.  The book is an edition of 18, with 9 being sent to the other group participants: Cheryl Penn, Stephanie Turnbul, Svenja Wahl, Christopher Skinner ,Anete Ulmane, Ken Ford, Ruth Shaw-Williams,  Kensa Rescorla  & Catherine Mc Cue Boes.

Originally designed & published for I Libri Liberi, a small publishing fair I took part in September 2013 in the Bovisa area of Milan, a set of zines are now on sale at NewBridgeBooks  in Newcastle (December 2013)

Go Gove...
Go Gove…

These colourful zines follow on from a series of hand printed broadsides I created for Stevie Ronnies Dear Angel exhibition at Globe Gallery in June 2013.  The broadsides present a collection of quotes and paraphrases, taken from handwritten responses from the public and are reconfigured into a series of zines.  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.

Gove zine
Gove zine

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Ouseburn Open Studios: 23rd & 24th November 2013

Gove zine
Gove zine

36 Lime Street warmly welcomes everyone to their annual Open Studios event, where over 25 creative practitioners show and sell their work. Glimpse inside, explore the building, talk to the artists and makers and maybe find that unique gift for Christmas. See an exciting range of paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, furniture, glass and ceramics. 

‘30|36 Thirty years of Making It in the Ouseburn Valley’ – An exhibition in the gallery celebrating thirty years of 36 Lime Street.

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Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops & Studios,
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
T (0191) 261 5666
info@36limestreet.co.uk  www.36limestreet.co.uk
Facebook: 36 Lime Street Ltd Twitter: @36LimeStreet
Opening times 10am – 6pm

Late @ The Biscuit Factory 24th October 6.30-8.30pm, I will be in the ‘shop’ at The Biscuit Factory, showing visitors how to make their own simple Chap Map book using ephemera & found materials. LATE is a monthly after hours evening held at The Biscuit Factory on the last Thursday of the month.

Chap Map Book
Chap Map Book
Chap Map Book
Chap Map Book

Books on Tyne Festival: Newcastle’s mini literary festival – celebrates a Sense of Place this year. We can look forward to much that is local and special. Michael Chaplin takes us on a trip along the river. Harry Pearson provides a personal view of twenty years of North East football. Chris Phipps re-lives the time when Newcastle was capital of cool – the years of The Tube. Live Theatre, a creative treasure that goes from strength to strength will be celebrated. There is a virtual tour of much loved Whitby and delicate meditations on Lancashire beaches. As an avid listener to BBC radio, I am particularly looking forward to Radio Postcards – producer Sarah Blunt’svivid sound pictures. Local historians look back to a time when the Tyne bustled with industry and further afield, Kate Adie views the First World War through the eyes of the women who struggled for admission into this world of men. Also in the mix we find crime with Ann Cleeves, Hazel Osmond and Mari Hannah, and master storyteller David Almond launches the festival in a new collaboration with Jack Arthurs. Throw in romance, poetry, humour and much more, in two fabulous and contrasting venues… what’s not to like?  Anthony Flowers (author of An Innocent Eye: Jimmy Forsyth: Tyneside Photographer)

At City Library, Level 3  I will be showcasing new work celebrating the North East’s rich tradition in printed broadsides in a series of books (concertina style) reflecting quotes and rants collected from members of the public over the past year.  Part of the mini-book festival, this mini-exhibition embeds the voices of the North East. For a full programme download HERE

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I Libri Liberi coming up soon @ Arci Schighera via Candiani 131 Bovisa Polytechnic 28th & 29th September 2013.  I will be showcasing some zines I have been working on, a selection of reconfigured emotive responses and comments by members of the public.  The comments respond to the current austerity measures and the impact they have on the daily lives of ordinary people.  The zines bring together these responses and have been catergorised according to the political figure.  Current zines include Go Gove, Go Now, ‘We are all in this together’ Osborne and leader of the Council Nick Forbes = Tory.  The zines will be on sale with all proceeds currently going to the NE Assembly, suggested donation £3 or 3 Euro’s.

Festival of Thrift @ Lingfield Point, Darlington Saturday 21st & 22nd September

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Work in progress for the Alternative Village Fete explores the history of Broadsides and printed pamphlets utilising George Osborne’s now catch phrase ‘We are all in this together’ ( no we aren’t George!)

Visitors to the stall at The Alternative Village Fete will be presented with a selection of hand printed broadsides
recounting numerous home remedies, promoting self-help solutions which will captivate an audience in discussion and dialogue. Visitors will be encouraged to note down their own family remedy, ready to be printed into a handmade broadside using traditional wooden type. Pegged up on a washing line style drying system, the stall will present a colourful combination of Northern folklore and practical home grown customs.
The broadsides reference home grown tips and suggestions of everything to do and how to do it from ‘Enquire Within upon Everything’, of 1889, and ’Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book’, of the same year. Selected tips and guides will be chosen from the books for reproduction using hand printed type, silk screen printing and laser printing. For example, To render linen &c., incombustible – dip in a solution of tungstate of soda or common alum’ or ‘Dry bread should be pounded for puddings, or soaked for brewis’.
‘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.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to take a broadside away in return for leaving a suggestion of how the austerity measures can be best tackled or provide a home remedy idea. Visitors will be shown how to bind the sheets into a simple handmade book that they can complete at home or at a later date, thereby creating their very own contemporary Enquire Within upon Everything’, or ’Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book’

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Easton & Henderson incite an emotive response to the current political climate, with
debate and dialogue a key to making tangible what is said using the printed form.

Taking part in this years I Libri Liberi in Milan, Italy. I will be showing a selection of hand printed broadsides referencing a number of events I have taken part in recently including Newcastle’s Late Shows @36 Lime Street and Stevie Ronnies Dear Angel exhibition @the Globe Gallery, Newcastle.

Gove zine1 Gove zine2

Broadsides

Broadsides

Photo Credit Colin Davison

Photo Credit Colin Davison

The events provided the visiting public with the opportunity to leave comments for a range of political and economic leaders.  The messages have been transcribed into a series of self-published zines, ready for distribution at the self-publshing book fair.  Alongside the zines I plan to exhibit some of the original broadsides from the North of England Institute for Mining and Mechanical Engineering as well as contemporary messages from the visiting public translated into traditional broadsides.

Writing a message @ 36 Lime street Late Shows 2013

Writing a message @ 36 Lime street Late Shows 2013

Late Shows @36 Lime Street 2012

Late Shows @36 Lime Street 2012

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