Posts tagged ‘newcastle’

March 13, 2014

cocktail sobranie

New work by 36 Lime Street member Louise Bradley, ‘cocktail sobranie’, painted cigar press in two parts.  Available to see at the Spring Salon Sale coming up on 23rd March, 10 – 5.  Find Louise on Level 2.  Louise will be exhibiting at the Customs House and the Toffee Factory as part of the International Print Biennale 2014.

cocktail sobranie by Louise Bradley

cocktail sobranie by Louise Bradley


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    07981381830

January 12, 2013

Make a placard for the anti cuts march & rally 16th February @ 36 Lime street

Saturday 16th February 12noon starting Centre for Life there is a march organised to protest against the cuts and austerity measures, including Library closures, arts & culture spending, respite and Youth provision and much much more.

If you want to get involved and make your own protest placard, I am organising  an afternoon placard making session at 36 Lime Street Friday 15th February 3pm onwards in the Gallery space.  Bring ideas, paint, card board, light weight wood, whatever you like and I’ll make sure there are hot drinks and biscuits.  I am starting to collect materials now, so if you wanted to leave anything before that date, leave it in the Gallery at 36 Lime street and I’ll make sure it is available to use.



Stop the Cuts - Save Our Services - March & Rally