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    07981381830


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