Archive for August, 2012

August 31, 2012

Textile Hub member, Jane Frazer: Experimental Knitting @ The Shipley

‘A great course for knitters who collect things: pebbles or sticks from the beach, shells, post cards, stamps, bus tickets, and other small memorabilia’.

In October I am running an experimental knitting course at The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead,  inspired by the Susie Freeman Jacket in their collection, which will be on display in the
exhibition –Collected Threads: Textiles from the Shipley Craft Collection.

If you have objects hidden away in drawers and boxes which are rarely seen and would you like to view these precious items more often but don’t know where to put them? Or if you are passionate about something and would like to express your views in a piece of knitted wall art encapsulating photographs, press cuttings, or even your own drawings ? This is the course for you!

You will be able to make a personal or social statement by incorporating your found or collected objects in a unique knitted window, wall hanging or small sculpture. You will be shown various ways of trapping  the objects in the knitting which will include creating sealed pockets, working with objects with holes in them, and adding your items to a finished piece of knitted work. With the emphasis on design and experimentation you will produce a highly individual and original piece of art.


As the course will include knitting with yarns such as fine cottons and linen, and especially wire and monofilament;   an experience of knitting is essential.

4 Wednesday afternoons: 1-4pm,   Wednesday 3 –  Wednesday 24 October

£160, Email: janeefrazer@googlemail.comto book a place

August 23, 2012

Louise Bradley exhibits at Open Studios event at The Hearth at Horsley

The Hearth
Main Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 0NT

This weekend, avoid the inevitable bank holiday rain and get along to The Hearth at Horsley (near Wylam) for an Open Studios and Flower Festival event  – guest artists include Louise Bradley from 36 Lime Street.

She will be showing new screenprints and pen drawings, including tulip bow, below.

The Event is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th from 10.30am til 4pm, food available at the excellent café.  Barbecue on Saturday (weather permitting) and Sunday Roast on Sunday.  Contact the Hearth for more details on 01661 852545.

created at Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Ouseburn

August 22, 2012

Baltic’s Tenth Brithday and Hole Editions

A well deserved glass of elderflower champagne after signing the approval to print with @holeeditions for baltic's tenth birthday.

Ant Macari checking out his print hot off the  press @Hole Editions.  Working with Lee Turner, the edition will be on sale soon @ Baltic as part of the  10th anniversary celebrations.

August 22, 2012

New website launch by Studio Member Paul Merrick

”I’m very pleased to announce the launch of my fantastic new website, online now at The site features an archive of selected works from 2002 – date, as well as an expanded profile and news on forthcoming exhibitions and projects. Huge thanks to Supanaught and We Are Pigeon for putting so much hard work and effort into the design and build respectively” Paul Merrick

Private View: 9th November 2012, 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition continues weekends of 10th – 11th,17th – 18th, 24th – 25th November and 1st – 2nd December 2012, 12pm – 4pm
Location: Angelika Studios Gallery, High Wycombe, HP11 2RH
The Selectors: Rod Barton, Gallerist / Paul Kindersley, Artist and Curator / Boo Ritson, Artist / Danny Rolph, Artist
”I will be showing at the Angelika Open 2012 exhibition at Angelika Studios, an independent, artist run, work and project space in High wycombe this coming November. Housed in a former furniture factory, Angelika Studios includes a gallery space and cinema. Angelika’s self-funded, core programme supports national and international artists and curators to initiate and exhibit work in High Wycombe. Angelika provides a meeting point for artists and ideas, encouraging discussion and engagement with contemporary art issues.” Paul Merrick
For more information please visit
August 16, 2012

Why so sad? Exhibition coming up @36 Lime Street Gallery

‘Why so sad?’ An exhibition by Matthew Saxon & Emanuela Marenz Opening Times: Preview Show: 7th September, 6pm – 8pm.
Exhibition Preview: 'Why so sad?' by Matthew Saxon & Emanuela Marenz
Exhibition open 8th – 9th September, 10am – 4pm. Free. The two artists have collaborated to create a multi-sensorial exhibition as the conclusive act of an art residency spent in Iceland. The work is aimed to explore the Icelandic imagery during the “never-ending-sun season” and reveal the personal, abstract experiences of the two artists. The photographic work is accompanied by instrumental compositions that identify an intimate way of experiencing the portrayed environment. Come along for the preview party, get a few free beers, have a chin stroke, and be critical. There will also be limited CD/Catalogs available for free. ‘Tak’