Posts tagged ‘Sunderland’

February 3, 2012

New Acquisitions for the Tate Library, London

Theresa Easton is the latest contributor to the Tate Library’s collection of over five and a half thousand artist’s books!

Recent acquisitions include The Sunderland Book, part of The Sunderland Book Project and currently on tour at Bristols University of West England.

The Sunderland Book

Also purchased for the library’s collection are The Lit & Phil, The Comet and Planting Can Foster a Sense of Belonging.

Inside page from The Lit & Phil

Inside Pages Planting Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

Inside Page The Comet


December 2, 2011

Christmas Book Emporium in Durham 3rd & 4th December

Tony Redman

This weekend Theresa Easton will be taking part in New Writing North’s Christmas Book Emporium in The Debating Chamber in the historic centre of Durham’s Palace Green.

On display will be The Sunderland Book Project with recent work on display by Anna Welsh and Fiona Barnes (photo & website coming soon).

Fiona Barnes is currently in her 3rd year FD Photography degree at Sunderland University.


Fiona Barnes

Her book Freemasons’ Hall, Queen Street Sunderland is a documentary based project highlighting ‘the oldest purpose built meeting place in the world’, Fiona Barnes.

Fiona Barnes


Fiona Barnes

Also on display by Sunderland based creative practitioners will be work by Tony Redman, Pauline Alldis, Jo Cunningham, Tricia Green, Alyson Stoker, Pauline Taylor and work by national & international practitioners.

Pauline Aldis
Jo Cunningham
Tricia Green
Alyson Stoker
Pauline Taylor

 The Sunderland Book Project is a not for profit project.  Books are not for sale and visitors are positively encouraged to pick the work up, browse and read at leisure.

Theresa Easton  will be showing a selection of  book work including the latest addition ‘The Gardening Book’  which presents a collection of  lino prints and silk screen work on Hahnemuhle paper in a concertina style; as well as Travels in Time, which proved very popular at Ouseburn Open Studios, so much so that a visitor decided to help themselves, soshe is now left with just two copies!  It is a beautiful book that sits comfortably in the palm of the hand when folded up, but when unraveled tells a simple story of world culture and animal representation inspired by the Hancock Museum’s collection.

The Gardening Book
The Tower – part of the al-Mutanabbi Street Starts here Coalition
Travels in Time
October 30, 2011

The Sunderland Book project call out

The Sunderland Book Project is co-ordinated by 36 Lime Street based printmaker Theresa Easton and is a an ongoing book project aiming to provide opportunities for those taking part to exhibit their work nationally & internationally.


Graham Smith (Art Centre Washington Sept-Nov2011)

Open Call for Submissions


The Sunderland Book Project invites national and international artist’s, designers, bookmakers and printmakers to design and make an artist’s book, pamphlet, zine or comic inspired by the North East of Englands coastal city of Sunderland.  Choose from the city’s rich history in seafaring, industrial heritage and glass making, (to name just a few) or document contemporary landmarks such as the Stadium of Light, University City and  the Aquatic Centre boasting the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh!


The aim of the project is to collect a wide range of unique interpretations of the city of Sunderland from around the world.  The books will be exhibited in national and international venues, reflecting the cities international export tradition.

Dominic Colquitt (Arts Centre Washington Sept-Nov 2011)

This is a touring exhibition and has strict guidelines.

Submission guidelines:

Application Form Sunderland Book Project