Tuesday 28 May 2013

After Turn the Page

I have been shamed into remembering to write up my blog by receiving a great link from Annette, a book artist that I met at the Norwich Fair...
here is the link to her blog which has a picture of my stand ( its the first image )

I have been so excited by Norwich and all that I saw there that I have been busy ever since ( apart from finishing things already started and ongoing - no pressure then....)
....highlights were finding the statue and sculptures about one of my great heroes Sir Thomas Browne just outside the fair,

  visiting birthplace of Nelson at Burnham Thorpe, thinking about the Man in the Moon who came down too soon,

 and of course stopping off to see Thomas Paine's death mask and statue in Thetford on the way...
also the amazing church ceiling at Wymondham and Norwich cathedral itself with its amazing cloister ceiling bosses and the peregrines nesting on the spire.

TTP the book fair was excellent, beautiful setting, well organised, and great people - both displaying and visiting - well worth a visit next year - I'm really keen to do it again.

All quiet on the exhibiting front now until LewesArtWave Open Studios at end of August, then the Whitechapel Art Book Fair end of September, and Oxford Fine Press Book Fair beginning of November - watch this space for details on those...
I will also be giving a Peggy Angus walk for Charleston 8th June - look on Charlston Farmhouse website for details; and will have my Al Mutannabbi St book on show at the Rylands Library in Manchester and also my Boccaccio book on show there from July 11th until November.
There is a conference about 20thc women and folk art at Compton Verney on 13th Sept which will unfortunately clash with the Whitechapel but I hope to send a paper about Peggy Angus.
Together with Lewes Printmakers I am just preparing to go to press with our new book about the River Ouse and we will be showing prparatory work at the River Festival at the Linklater Pavilion, railway land, Lewes on 23rd June and the book will be out in time for Lewes ArtWave.
see www.lewesprintmakers.co.uk for details of past events, and hopefully soon , future ones.

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