Archive for November, 2013

November 26, 2013

Artist’s Books for Newcastle’s Mini Book Festival

Books on Tyne (download your brochure HERE) starts this week with a whole range of readings and events taking place across the city. Included in this is a mini book festival is a mini book installation @City Library, Newcastle where Theresa Easton will be showcasing her latest  series of hand printed books.

Leaving messages during 2013 Late Shows

Leaving messages during 2013 Late Shows

Artist’s Books provide a platform for Easton’s printmaking skills and the opportunity to develop on-going projects. The books on display in the glass cabinet present a collection of quotes and paraphrases, taken from handwritten responses from the public and are reconfigured into a series of ‘artist’s books’.  The work is an emotive exploration of historical, social and politically driven forms of printed material, referencing the North East’s rich tradition in commercial printing. Broadsides and Broadsheets historically were single sheets of paper printed on one side with either ballads, announcing events, proclamations or advertisements, often pinned in taverns and cottages.

Specially designed for the Books on Tyne, Newcastle’s Mini Book Festival, Easton’s concertina style books respond to the growing discontent in the North East to the national austerity measures imposed on sections of the community by the current government.  Quotes and paraphrase’s, rants and reminiscence by members of the public are captured and reformed into hard copies and printed using tradition wooden type. Saturday 30th November 12-2pm FREE drop-in Chap Map Book workshop for children & families @ City Library.

 

Hand made books

Hand made books

Based in the Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle, Easton delivers regular workshops in printmaking & bookmaking. The next workshop 8th December 2013 10-4pm @£55 (including all materials).  To book your place contact Theresa Easton directly.  Details below or complete and return you booking form HERE

Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle NE1 2PQ

theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk    07981381830  http://theresaeaston.wordpress.com

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November 13, 2013

Some new seasonal flower paintings to be seen at Open Studios … gladioli and nasturtiums by Louise Bradley

 

nasturtiums, oil on canvas

nasturtiums, oil on canvas

gladioli, red

gladioli, red

gladioli, pale pink

gladioli, pale pink

gladioli, deep pink

gladioli, deep pink

 

November 6, 2013

Studio Availability

Studio 5WS is available for reassignment this autumn
studio available now

Studio 5WS is an L shaped, small studio / large cupboard at the top of the stairwell on the top floor of the building. The previous tenant used this space as a small office for a while and has since being using it as storage. As a result it is in need of some attention, and the walls could do with being brushed back before applying a coat of anti-damp paint. There are two single strip lights in the room and two double sockets on the wall to the left of the door. The studio has no windows.

7.63m²
Quarterly rent of £82.25
The exiting Member is looking for a £237.50 Premium to re-assign the lease.

Bills Electricity is charged on a usage basis with the cost of the communal areas shared between studios. Members are responsible for arranging their rates and other utilities as well as supplying and maintaining appropriate fire safety equipment for their practice, PAT testing their portable appliances and inspections of other electrical supplies.

Studio Management 36 Lime Street provides affordable studios by keeping management fees to a minimum. The studios are run by it’s Members, from taking responsibility for fire safety to overseeing building works, putting the bins out to organising exhibitions and studio tours, open studios and other events, redecorating corridors and sitting on the Board of Directors. All Members are expected to contribute to the running of the studios. An average of 5 General Committee meetings are held each year and the Board of Directors meet once a month.

Viewings Viewings will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 20th of November. If you would like to view the studio on this date please confirm your attendance with Rachel Bollen via email: info@36limestreet.co.uk. If you are unable to make this date the studio will also be available to view during our Open Studio event, 10am – 6pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.

Interviews Will be held during the morning of Thursday 28th November. Deadline for interview request 12pm Monday 25th November. Please contact Rachel to request an interview: info@36limestreet.co.uk

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.

36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers.

 

November 6, 2013

Joseph Hillier Incremental Objects

Preview:

Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm

@ 36 Lime Street Gallery
Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th November

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, 11am – 5pm
Preview:

Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm

sleeper00movieman

Joseph Hillier is best known for his monumentally scaled sculpture for public sites in the UK and Ireland. This exhibition opens other parts of his practice to view. These new bodies of work are made on a more intimate scale and include tentative drawings and digitally rendered objects.

The exhibition includes two digitally made series of sculpture. The first of these groups captures the human body in motion sequentially through time and condenses these frames of movement into singular objects. The capture of human movement through the use of computer animation and CNC machining re-examine modernist experiments by futurists in contemporary, digital terms. The ability to capture and describe human movement through these digital means represents human actions as biomorphic abstracted, tangible and miniaturised objects.

The second of these groups are 3 small figure studies laser cut in steel, these figures appear to sleep or have been knocked unconscious, they are rendered like geological strata in many curving layers. The timelessness and specifics of their making are at odds. Knockout 2 is made from motion capture-data of a boxer knocked unconscious. The piece spawned the further 2 sleeping figures.

Further drawings in the exhibition are made over found fashion photographs of models. Their juxtaposition with freehand drawing creates an ambiguous relationship, and a potent reviewing of the human form in a contemporary context.

“By rendering the human form in new processes and through geometric operations, I aim to re-view ourselves, in many terms: from our atomic makeup to our societal structures. If in doing this I create an image of humanity which belongs to it’s place, the here and now, and yet takes part in a timeless act, to recreate our image in sculptural form, then I may have made something pertinent and beautiful, to hang a question on.”

www.josephhillier.com

About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact gallery@36limestreet.co.uk with your contact details.