Friday 30 August 2019

Lasting impressions at Lewes Live Lit and Towner /Design for Today Illustration and Print Fair

The Egrets Way exhibition is now over
but I have a last weekend of my ArtWave Open Studio at Con Club139 High Street Lewes - BN7 1XS11-5 tomorrow 31st August and 1st September

It is almost autumn
and time to advertise the Towner and Design for Today
Print and Illustration Fair

I will be having a stand there all weekend 21-22 September

I will also be talking about my own artwork at All Saints, Lewes as part of Lewes Live Literature's Lives of the Artists, a conversation about my artwork with Mark Hewitt :

Tues 10 September, 7,45
Carolyn Trant: Lasting Impressions

Artist Carolyn Trant, in conversation with LLL's Artistic Director Mark Hewitt, discusses her work and life - with projected images on the large screen. Carolyn is a highly reputed artist/printmaker who has specialised in making 'artists books'.
Lives of the Artists #5. A series in which local artists talk about how and why they ended up doing what they do in the way that they do it.

Lewes Live Literature presents Carolyn Trant in conversation Carolyn is a painter/maker who specialises in 'Artists Books', exploring images and words in a range of ways from sculptural objects and installations to hand-cut and printed woodblock books. Recently she's also been making playing cards, Mexican style cartoneras using old newspapers and recycled cardboard, and paper toy theatres for an autumn exhibition of contemporary explorations of the genre for the Pollocks Toy Museum in London, all reflecting current political and climate emergencies. Tuesday 10th Sept 7.45pm Tickets: £8 advance or £10 on door.

Voyaging Out - British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties; Thames and Hudson ;
Sept 2019

I will be talking about my new book about Women Artists at the following venues in London and beyond;

 This event with  Michele Roberts starts at 7pm on 25 September and will be held in the Tate Modern bookshop.

This Hatchards Piccadilly  event is also up online. It starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 12th September.
  Maggie Humm says: I’m so enjoying Voyaging Out - an amazing work of retrieval and celebration and with glorious images. The book manages to be both accessibly interesting and scholarly.
A hard thing to pull off.

 Rachel Cooke’s review ran in Sunday’s Observer. It is also online here in full:

‘diligent, detailed and full of surprises: everyone is here, from the still celebrated (Sybil Andrews, Vanessa Bell, Barbara Hepworth) to the little known and the almost completely forgotten (Catherine Giles, Ithell Colquhoun, Cecile Walton) … Voyaging Out bulges with hope for the future: for more research, for more books and, above all, for more inclusive and wide-reaching shows.’

– I am also speaking at
Taunton Literary Festival – 6.30pm at Brendon’s Bookshop Taunton  - 14th November
Gregynog - RS Thomas Society AGM re Elsi Eldridge on 2nd November
and Pallant House Radical Women exhibition - a talk on 28th November- evening, probably now (or soon) up on their website….

Sunday 18 August 2019

Pics of our lovely Linklater Egrets Way support show

If the hanging looks a bit wonky it was quite difficult finding ways to creatively hang in a usually non-art venue! many thanks to my helpers and to the Linklater for supporting this collaborative project....

Thursday 8 August 2019

Lewes ArtWave opens 17th August

See below previous post for the Egrets Way poster -
our Lewes Printmakers exhibition will be open for the first two weekends and bank holiday monday
and we will be selling our new Egrets Way calendar for 2020.

I will also be having my own Open Studio at the Con Club as usual, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
for all three weekends including the bank holiday
17/18; 24/25/26; 31 August and 1st September 

showing my hand-made prints and Artist Books, woodcut playing cards and cartoneras, and work in progress on my paper toy theatres for an exhibition at the Scala Street pollocks Toy Museum in London opening on November 8th and running until December 7th.

Inspired by the wonderful Extinction rebellion posters around the town recently I have made some hand-coloured woodcut rebellious books of my own featuring vanishing British species
and i am currently finishing some street style cartonera versions printed on newspaper pages featuring protests and climate emergency news which make for some quite grim reading en masse.

On thursday 10th September I am in conversation with Mark Hewitt as part of Lewes Live Literature's Lives of the Artists series at All Saints

More news of where I will be giving talks about my Voyaging Out book shortly.