September 2017: BRIGHTON PRINT FAIR 2017
Phoenix Brighton, 10 – 14 Waterloo Place, Brighton We’re looking for printmakers and print studios to exhibit, printmakers to teach classes and innovative and original ideas to make this an exciting and innovative festival of all things print. The fair will be held at the Phoenix Brighton from 15 – 24 Sept 2017. Got an idea? firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1st 2017: Screenprint workshop at Inky Cuttlefish studio Blackhorse Road, London. I have really gone off screenprinting!! It is so very labour intensive and difficult, I won’t be doing it any more. You really need good resources and materials otherwise it’s a pain.
June 2017: Grayson Perry, Al Jaffer and Compatriots at the Serpentine and Sackler Galleries, Hyde Park.
May 2017 : For Art’s sake, Bond Street, Lino prints on till 21st May, didn’t go in the end as I don’t like these types of lino prints which simulate screenprints.
April 2017: Woodcut workshop at Inkycuttlefish studio in Walthamstow – a really nice day in which I produced a simple little woodcut in two colours.
2017: February to May
From Degas to Picasso at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, closed on Mondays
Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge :
4th December, Sunday, Bethnal Green working Mens Club, Christmas Satanic Flea Market 11.30 to 5.30
10th and 11th DIY Art, Oval Space, diymarket.com
17 to 18 December: Culture Traffic, Old Truman Brewery
5th November 2016: Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall
Subs and I went to this annual event showcasing artists books from around the UK, Europe etc. I met a woman from Mexico. I also met Mark Pawson and spoke to John Dilnott and bought a few small bookworks. Such inspiration, we went to the cold little cafe in Red Lion Square and had a hot coffee wrapped in blankets! I met these amazing artists:
- Martha Hellon, Mexico : collagraphic type bookworks
- John Dilnot, UK: johndilnot.com : using one piece of A4 paper to make concertina books
- Heather Prescott: heatherprescott.com: a book shaped like a sandwich and printed with vegetables
- Atelier Geraldine Dubois: Lyon, France: http://www.gouzouland.com, collagraph books printed on an epson 3820 on hahnemulle paper.
- Mike Clements: Beyond Anger bookwork based on John Osbourne’s Look back in anger!! and the story he told us. http://www.mikeclementsartist.com
- Longbarrowpress.com – beautiful books on poetry, walking, etc.
October and November 2016:
Eric the Robot at the Science Museum, London
Eric the Robot has been rebuilt thanks to a kickstarter campaign at the Science Museum, we are going next week to see him perform some actions.
Eric holds a unique place in our history. He was everything we now imagine a robot to be – a talking, moving mechanical person. Originally built in 1928 by Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell, Eric was one of the world’s first robots. Built less than a decade after the word robot was first used, he travelled the globe with his makers but then disappeared, seemingly forever.
In May 2016, 861 backers joined our Kickstarter campaign to bring Eric back to life. Thanks to this support we worked with artist and robot builder Giles Walker to recreate Eric, keeping his appearance as close to the original as possible. Eric has now been saved for the nation as part of our permanent collection.
Eric will star in our Robots exhibition from February 2017 and he will once more travel the world as part of the exhibition’s international tour. To see Eric and over 100 incredible robots in the exhibition, buy tickets online or at any ticket desk in the Museum.
While on display in the Museum, Eric will perform short demonstrations each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12.15. Eric will be on static display at all other times.
- UK Bookbinders exhibition at St Bride Library in Fleet Street
- British Library Exhibition on maps starting in Novembe
- between the lines – an artist’s books exhibition :Opening: 20 Oct 2016, 6 to 9 pm, 20 Oct 2016 – 29 Oct 2016,Event times : 21st to 29th October, from 12 to 8pm.,Roz Barr Architects Gallery Space, 111-113 St John Street, London EC1V 4JA
July to September 2016 : Found, curated by Cornelia Parker at the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, near Russell Square, London
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage.
Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition unfolds throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker’s inspiration has in part been taken from the Museum’s eighteenth-century tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification should they ever return to claim their child.
Antonio Nunziante: Metaphysical Artist
20 Jun 2016 – 2 Jul 2016
5b Pall Mall SW1Y 4UY
2nd April : Independent Ceramic Fair,
CERAMIC ART LONDON 2016: Hosted by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain in partnership with Ceramic Review
Date: 8-10 April 2016 : We didn’t go into this after all, as it cost 15.00 entrance, so I bought a catalogue instead
March 2016: Electronic Superhighway at the Whitechapel Gallery, London till May 2016: It was okay, but nothing much new has been done that wasn’t already being done in the 70s by Nam June Paik whose shows I saw at the Stedilijk museum in Amsterdam, where I went every day for coffee!
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.
The exhibition title is taken from a term coined in 1974 by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who foresaw the potential of global connections through technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway begins with works made at the arrival of the new millennium, and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T), an iconic, artistic moment that took place in 1966. Key moments in the history of art and the Internet emerge as the exhibition travels back in time.
MADE LONDON – Bloomsbury, The Design and Craft Fair, Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SN
The Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London 2016 : States of Mind – on till April. Interesting exhibition, nice coffee shop and bookshop too
Betty Woodman at the ICA, on till April – Excellent exhibition, really innovative and I have made a sculptural vase in homage to this event.
How to make a book with pockets: http://www.theguardian.com/cardiff/2011/jan/10/handmade-books-evening-course-cardiff
Frances Hatch Printmaker and Painter of landscape http://www.franceshatch.co.uk/blog/archives/01-2014
Guildhall Museum and Library: Open visit to find out about electronic facilities available to the public: February 17th 2pm
British Museum talks: Gallery talk
Amphorae, bricks and coins: digging up the Romans
Wednesday 28 January, 13.15–14.00, Room 50 Free, just drop in
Whitechapel Gallery: Abstract Art Exhibition: January to April 2015 – I didn’t go in to this exhibition after all as they were charging far too much. This was supposed to be a community gallery for the East End – with accessible exhibitions – it has become even more expensive than the Barbican and the Hayward.
The Royal Academy of Arts : Anselm Kiefer exhibition this November 2014
The Visit London website always lists current exhibitions
London Photography diary: http://london-photo-diary.com/
A blog started by Ana Laura López de la Torre as a space for walking and art events etc.
Walkingand is a compendium of all forms and shapes of walking activities by artist Rocca Gutteridge and welcomes contributions for inclusion on their site:
University of Sunderland’s Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge research group