Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University

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I am pleased to announce that my Artist’s Book entitled ‘Sequence’ has been acquired by the Women’s Art Library, Special Collections at Goldsmiths University, London.

The Women’s Art Library began as an artists’ initiative that developed into an arts organization publishing catalogues and books as well as a magazine from the early 1980s to 2002. The main purpose however was to provide a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work. WAL collected personal files that functioned together as an alternative public space to view and experience women’s art. Thousands of artists from around the world are represented in some form in this collection.

As part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections, the Women’s Art Library continues to collect slides, artist’s books, artist statements, exhibition ephemera, catalogues and press material in addition to audio and videotapes, photographs and CD-Roms.

Wellcome Library

unnamedI am pleased to announce that The Wellcome Library Artist’s Book Collection has recently acquired a copy of my Artist’s Book: ‘Sequence’.

The library has also acquired a copy of my MA Research Paper, entitled: ‘How does the Materiality of the Artist’s Book Help to Augment an Understanding With Respect to Creating a Narrative About Memory and Identity? which is now available via the Wellcome Library catalogue: Links below.

PAGES New Voices: A Gathering of Artists’ Books Tour

Unknown-1In February my Artist’s Book: ‘Sequence’ was acquired at the 22nd Annual International Contemporary Artists Book Fair held at the Tetley in Leeds and is part of the PAGES New Voices collection of Artists’ Books, which has started a short tour of three Yorkshire venues at the Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (Below).

PAGES is coordinated by artists and researchers John McDowall and Chris Taylor. Founded in 1998 and operating around the hub of an annual Artists’ Book Fair, the initiative has provided numerous and wide-ranging opportunities for the development and awareness of the book as primary medium in art practice. Manifestations such as exhibitions, workshops, open calls and curated projects have facilitated experimentation, dissemination and engagement for audience and makers. In 2019 in association with the Fair’s host venue, TheTetley, and with the support of Arts Council England, PAGES has under taken a series of major new projects.

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ROAR, Rotherham:
Talk on Wednesday 13 March at 6.30.
The books will be on display until Thursday 21 March.
http://rotherhamroar.com

Doncaster Art Gallery & Museum:
Talk on Saturday March 23 at 11.00.
The books will be on display until Friday 29 March.
http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/culture-leisure-tourism/doncaster-museum-and-art-gallery

The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley:
Talk on Saturday 30 March at 11.00.
The books will be on display until Saturday 6 April
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www.cooper-gallery.com

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Camaradas MX-UK 2019 Exhibition

I have been invited to take part in The Mexican Embassy’s Camaradas MX-UK / Comrades UK-MX 2019 Exhibition due to take place at the Menier Gallery, London, March 12th-16th. I will produce a concrete poetry Diptych featuring a poem I wrote entitled: Holiness of the Heart which was inspired by John Keats quote: 

‘I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the hearts affections and the truth of imagination’.

The purpose of the poem is to remind people of one’s spiritual wellbeing through the medium of language, which is pivotal in the areas of human rights protection, good governance, peace building, reconciliation, and sustainable development. The wing-shaped diptych is inspired by another of my favourite quotes by Luciano De Crescenzo:

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another”.

It will be accompanied by a limited edition Artists Book / Zine featuring the poems translations into French, Spanish and Italian.

 

The Blue Notebook journal for Artists’ Books

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Cover design: Tom Sowden

Vol 13 No 2 includes essays and articles:

• The British Library – Artists’ Books Now – Vol 1 – Here and Now, review by Cat Miller;

• Documenting Life Stories through Artists’ Books by Ana Paula Estrada;

• The book as performance by Amir Brito Cador;

• The Sketchbook and the Collider by Ian Andrews;

• Mark To Impress: Utilising New Tools by Maria G Pisano – Memory Press

The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books Vol 13 Nos 1 and 2. Publication dates: October 2018 and April 2019.

£10- from UWE online store: https://store.uwe.ac.uk/product-catalogue/publications/impact-press-publications/the-blue-notebook-journal-for-artists-books-vol-13-1-2

Heart-Supported Mind

Heart-Supported Mind – Poetry Cafe – Sunday 27th January 2019

Twilight is the inky blue-black, steely-cool lens of the logical mind

The rational left-hemisphere that’s always asking: Who? What? Where? When? And Why?

Generally, over-focusing 24-7 upon all the little things one should have said, or could have done

Inner-narratives on constant rewind, sometimes for years, decades or even lifetimes

Retrospective key frames in ones timeline robbed of fun

Completely oblivious or unaware, that one was born with a Right-Hemisphere

Offering an additional lens of self-compassion, via heart-supported mind

Like a prism of decision-making processes that are mutually beneficent and kind

Via a hemispherical union, of left and right, both online at the same time

Co-operating as a ‘Whole Mind’

Balancing the polarity of individuation via an authentic heart connection:

With each other, the natural world, the cosmos and ‘The All There Is’

As a direct extension of Source-Energy, each of us, a little piece of Primordial-Qi

A metaphysical integration, providing meaning, purpose and Inner-Peace

Awakening ones third-eye, that can scry a previously unknown spectrum

Discover a parallel dimension

Refracting the piercing white light of inner-sight

The other side of the rainbow crescent moon

Petition to Save MA Book Arts

For more info and to SIGN please click link >> https://chn.ge/2yX5Uu6

UPDATE:

Dear Book Arts Community

Following the generous support from the Book Arts Community who signed and are still signing our petition to save the MA Book Arts Course at Camberwell College of Arts and also the recent students meeting with the Dean of CCW: David Crow to voice their concerns, please find his full response regarding the future of MA Book Arts here:>> fineart-bookarts-keypoints290112019.docx

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

I was recently doing my bit for Feminist Poetry at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August with ‘She Grrrowls’

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Shadow – ‘She Grrrowls’ @ The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden – 09/09/2018

‘Ways of Seeing’ – Solo Show of Photographic Prints @ The Hanbury Hall in Spitalfields

From Sunday 12th August 2018 I shall be featured in a month-long solo exhibition of photographic prints all of which were taken within a period of a year on my walks around London. It will be held in the upstairs gallery of The Hanbury Hall in Spitalfields, London.

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The Hanbury Hall has a fascinating history that dates back to 1719. Originally built as a small Hugenot chapel, it has accommodated many different East London congregations over the years eventually becoming part of Christ Church in 1887. Charles Dickens was a regular visitor in the 1800s using the building for public readings of his works and in 1888 the Match Girls held their strike meetings here as they prepared to protest against working conditions at the nearby Bryant and May factory.

Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR
Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm
Weekends: 11am – 6pm.
Tel: 020 7377 6793
They also have a nice coffee shop and free WiFi.