Posts tagged ‘Theresa Easton’

March 17, 2014

Ouseburn Community Project

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The Spring Salon Sale sees the launch of the Ouseburn Community Project, an exciting new project inviting locals living and working in the area to take part in designing a printed brick trail with the Ouseburn Farm. The project is a partnership between 36 Lime Street artist Theresa Easton and the Ouseburn Farm.

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Visit level 2 on 36 Lime Street during the Open Studios event to find out all about the event and make a printed spring bulb with Theresa.

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See www.ouseburnopenstudios.org for further details.

May 12, 2013

Dear Angel & The Late Shows

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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 on Level 2 @36 Lime Street offering the public the chance to contribute to an exhibition at Globe Gallery, Newcastle in June, part of Dear Angel.  Come along and leave your own personal message for David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne, Michael Gove or maybe you have some other political figure in mind?  Your message will  be transformed into an original, hand printed broadside.

Hand printed broad sides

Hand printed broad sides

Saturday night (18th May) you will find the doors of The Lit & Phil open to the public from 7-11pm where interactive tours and have a go activities are on offer with the chance to make your own Chap Map Book of the Lit & Phil with Theresa Easton.

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Lit & Phil

December 9, 2012

The Book Borrowers @Crown Street Gallery

The Book Borrowers  

  @Central Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Tel 01325 462034 crown.street.library@darlington.gov.uk Fax: 01325 381556

Tuesday 18 December – Thursday 17January 2013

Yvette Hawkins, Theresa Easton and Dawn Felicia Knox

Crown Street Gallery is a new gallery space in Darlington.  Exhibiting regional and local artist’s work, the space acts as a hub  between  diverse art forms in the area and region. 

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For  ‘The Book Borrowers’,  Theresa Easton has used recycled library books, to make a series of work entitled,  Book Case.  The work presents a collection of altered books adorning  furniture  usually associated with ‘holding and storing’ books and objects.   The altered books have been manipulated and transformed into sculptural objects, denying the reader the opportunity or possibility of ever reading them again.   The work acts as a metaphor,  representing the reality of library closures and the loss of these library books from the public domain, as well as the space to read them. Incorporated into the pages of furniture are hand printed broadsides, referencing the journey reading & literature has undergone since the invention of the printing press and ‘Freedom of the Press’.

Between 1908 – 1910, Arthur Mee’s ‘ The Children’s encyclopaedia’ could be purchased in fortnightly parts and finally bound into books at an extra cost.  Easton has sought inspiration and knowledge from her own inherited collection since a child and uses the pages from a collection of unbound periodicals to ‘decorate’ and transform the furniture.  Arthur Mee’s ‘The Children’s encyclopaedia’ gives an insight into the social values of the day, celebrating the British Empire, while trying to make learning interesting, and it was this aspect that has continuously caught Easton’s attention.

Recently exhibited at 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle, during the annual Ouseburn Open Studios (where Easton has her print studio), the piece has been specially adapted for the space at Crown Street Gallery.  Self-commissioned at a time when Newcastle City Council announces major spending cuts and library closures, Book Case attempts to address the significance of cross fertilisation in Easton’s practice and the influence that access to libraries has in her work.    All the books used in Book Case had originally been deemed ‘unfit for purpose’ by libraries across the North East.

October 9, 2012

Winter Print & Book Binding Workshops @36 Lime Street

Print & Book Binding @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton

Saturday 27th October 2012 10-4pm £55

or

Saturday 10th November 2012 10-4pm £55

The next series of Print & Book Binding workshops @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton will include the opportunity to buy a simple bookbinding pack with all the materials and tools to get you started.  Each day long workshop introduces you to a selection of simple printmaking techniques onto paper, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts.

The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.

To Book: Booking FormWeb 2012 print&Book

Email: theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 07981381830

Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

July 28, 2012

Inchio`stro @ 36 Lime Street

Inchio`stro were in the gallery @ 36 Lime Street Saturday, introducing visitors to their word book project with beautifully made books from hand made paper.  Theresa Easton, 36 Lime Street member and fellow collaborator, was on hand to provide some printing ideas and techniques as part of the joint collaboration.

Visitors were encouraged to join the game and create their own stories around the theme’s set by the Inchio`stro team.

Working in the gallery I was able to experience at first hand the groups way of working and the discussions that took place around decisions and ideas.

Joining in the afternoon’s session were the Davenport family and a creation developed around the dancing crocodile.

 

Plentyof  help is on hand from the Inchio`stro team, but if you have had your porridge in the morning, then you are welcome to use the press!

The Inchio`stro team were well fed by local cuisine from the new food to go and sit in venue, Ernest, corner of Boyd Street in the Ouseburn.  Thanks to Gavin for a much appreciated delivery!

Later, Wajid Hussain co-founder of Urbane, based at Newcastle’s newest transformation, The Beacon, formerly a fire station, dropped in to exchange ideas and knowledge, as well as taking time to design and print a book.  More images of Wajid’s work to follow in the next post.

Sunday plans to be another busy day with fellow poets, printers and interested parties dropping by.

July 19, 2012

36 Lime Street FREE Prize Draw

36 Lime Street Free Prize Draw

To enter, just leave your email address at 36 Lime St during Gallery Opening times and you will receive Gallery Exhibition invites, Open Studios details, Ouseburn Festival and Late Shows information and if you are lucky…a voucher!

Prizes include £10 Fenwicks Gift Voucher, £15 Eldon Square Shopping Voucher & £10 Newcastle Arts Centre Gift Voucher.

Inchio’stro & Theresa Easton     ‘Scripta Manent’

Friday 20th July – Sunday 29th July
Gallery opening times:
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July, 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th July, 12pm – 5pm
Ouseburn Festival Print Activity:
Sunday 22nd July, 4pm – 6pm

Preview:
Friday 20th July, 6pm – 8pm

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12PQ

June 11, 2012

Summer Print & Book Binding Workshops Coming up at 36 Lime St

Summer Print & Book Binding Workshops
 
Saturday 7th July 2012 10-4pm £55 (including all materials) or
Saturday 18th August 2012 10-4pm £55 (including all materials)
Print and Book Binding Workshop
This one day workshop introduces participants to simple printmaking techniques using relief and intaglio processes to generate a series of prints to be converted into various folded, glued and stitched books in the afternoon. The workshop is ideal for beginners or those with some experience.
To book
Tel: Theresa Easton 07981381830  Email:theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 2PQ