Archive for April, 2013

April 28, 2013

Louise Bradley website – new images

Getting ready for Printfest 2013, next weekend in Ulverston

April 25, 2013

Printed Broadsides & hand written letters @The Late Shows & Lime Street


The warm-up event for The Late Shows will take place on Friday 17 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the Ouseburn Valley, 7-11pm. Theresa Easton will be in her studio@36 Lime Street offering the public the chance to contribute to her latest exhibition at Globe Gallery in June, part of  Stevie Ronnie’s (Level 5) & Suzy O’Hara’s creative contribution to the Festival of the North East’s exclusive  Dear Angel.  Come along and leave your own personal message that will be transformed into an original, hand printed broadside.

Stevie Ronnie

Stevie Ronnie

Saturday night (18th May) you will find the doors of The Lit & Phil open to the public from 7-11pm where writers and artists offer interactive tours and have a go activities. There’s the chance to make your own book with Theresa Easton, printmaker, book artist and  BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair organiser.  Another creative project celebrating the Festival of the North East, for two days only, 14th & 15th June, over 30 bookmakers, comic artist’s, zine makers and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work on Level 1.  Also on offer are expert workshops in Calligraphy by Dr Manny Ling & Bookbinder Deidre Thompson.  For full booking details and further information click HERE.

Lit & Phil

Lit & Phil

April 23, 2013

Arte Povera @36 Lime Street Late Shows

The North East’s legendary culture crawl The Late Shows returns on 17 and 18 May 2013. Cultural venues across Newcastle and Gateshead will open their doors from 7pm to 11pm, offering a range of free events, exhibitions and performances.

The warm-up event for The Late Shows will take place on Friday 17 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the OuseburnValley. On Saturday 18 May, museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay open late right across Newcastle and Gateshead.

To find out more, visit the website or follow The Late Shows on Facebook or Twitter.


Poor Art – Arte Povera is an exhibition specially curated for the Late Shows 2013 by Maggie Walker and features new work from 36 Lime Street Artists. The theme is inspired by the Italian Arte Povera group and also references current challenging times. Poor Arte – Arte Povera is in the Entrance Gallery and ground floor level. See image ‘State of Being’ Sue Woolhouse.  Sue Woolhouse and Maggie Walker will also be opening their studios on
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Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.
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April 14, 2013

Print & Book Making Workshop @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton


Saturday’s Workshop in Print & Bookmaking @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton started off with a sunny studio, tea and coffee.  Participants dived into the printmaking materials, creating a wide range of printed pages for 3 different book designs.  The day  flew by and by the afternoon the work table was covered in stitched and folded books.  There was still enough time, just before the end, to see what everyone had made and incorporated into their unique books. The ‘rummage box’ offered some inspiring Japanese Kite Designs donated by Kay Henderson many moons ago.  The next Print & Bookmaking workshop is an evening workshop taking place Tuesday June 25th &  July 2nd 6.30pm-9pm. For a booking form download HERE. If you are keen to try your hand at bookmaking and can’t wait until then, Deidre Thompson will be delivering an inspiring afternoon of bookbinding as part of the BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair June 14th 2013.  For further details, checkout FabuousBooks, FantasticPlaces, part of the Festival of the North East, there’s a lot going on up North! or why not pick up a ‘Make Your Own Book Kit from Northern Print or the Biscuit Factory.  If you need some inspiration why not make it to the Maker Faire at Newcastle’s Centre for Life, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April where Theresa Easton will be on hand to provide some instant bookmaking ideas for you to construct yourself and upload pictures to the growing encyclopedia of hand made  @DIY Make Your Own Book Kits.


Print Drying

Print Drying

April 8, 2013

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Ouseburn Glass Workshops

New Programme for 2013 @ 36 Lime Street

A unique opportunity to learn the exciting art of glass in a thriving, professional studio at the creative heart of the Ouseburn. Under the guidance of accomplished glass artists, Sue Woolhouse and Laura Johnston, a range of day and evening workshops are now available to the public along with the launch of an exciting and inspiring 8 week glass school. Invest in your creativity and allow it to flourish. See below for details.

Place numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

A Passion for Glass – inspiring creativity and design 8 week course

Embark on a creative journey on this 8 week course in which you will be encouraged to develop your own approach to this exciting medium. The course consists of a series of practical workshops, inspirational presentations and personal tutorials, taking you beyond basic techniques to develop your own creative expression.

Evening and weekend glass courses

• Kiln carving

• Sandblasting

• Google SketchUp, an introduction

• Stained Glass An introduction to tracing, staining and enamels on glass

• Fusing and Slumping

• Silk-screening on Glass

Masterclasses in Casting Glass Check the ‘Workshop’ page on Sue’s website for the up to date number of places available as well as the growing programme of events.

Sue Woolhouse MA RCA • M: 07905 119 824 • • You can find the latest news about workshops and events run from my studio if you ‘Like’ my page

Laura Johnston PhD • M: 07940 568 271 • email:

April 4, 2013

Calligraphy & Print @36 Lime Street

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Maggie Parker and Dawn Douglas, both popped into the studio on Wednesday night with the aim of creating a series of prints connected to a number of Calligraphy projects including the ‘Letters for Lindisfarne’ project initiated by Susan Moor.

The project involves a number of artists and calligraphers each contributing to a contemporary interpretation of the Gospels, later to be bound into a book by Susan Moor.  The project celebrates the return to the North East of the original gospels.

Maggie & Dawn are both members of East Durham Artists Network which has an active membership and programme of exhibitions.  The Gospels return to the North East in July 2013.

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