Archive | March, 2013

Hartlepool FREE Print & Bookmaking workshops for young people

31 Mar

A call out to young people in Hartlepool…. taster session Tuesday 2nd April 2-4pm 2013 @ The Welly, Hartlepool

Print and Book Making an 8 week programme for young people in Hartlepool

This exciting new programme will introduce you to printmaking techniques such as silk screen printing as well as book making ideas.  Each week you will be able to try new techniques and develop your own mini-project with help and support from an experienced artist and book maker Theresa Easton.  Staff from the Youth Services will be working alongside you to help you develop your ideas.

Working in partnership with the Hartlepool Council, this eight week programme will introduce participants to colourful printmaking techniques and simple book making skills.

The books will then form part of an exhibition at Gateshead’s BALTIC Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the BALTIC  Artist’s Book Fair June 14th & 15th which celebrates the Festival of the North East.

For further details please contact: or  or


BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair – NEPN Participation

28 Mar

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June 2013, 10:00-18:00pm

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

For two days only, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art plays host to a national two-day Artist’s Book Fair.   The North East Photography Network has been invited to participate by organiser Theresa Easton and is delighted to take this opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of contemporary photography book-work.

NEPN is interested in presenting high quality publications and editions, reflecting the breadth of practice in this area from handmade books, zines, newspapers, published and self-published issues, to the more traditional ‘photobook.’

Tables are available for collectives, artists, publishers and distributors.   Tables will need to be ‘manned’ at all times where sales are desired. Table sizes are 90x180cm.

We are also able to showcase up to 3 publications per individual photographer/artist on independent tables.  These cannot be sold on the day, however business cards/information can be displayed and connections made to potential buyers.

In line with the wider event, there is a submission process and tables will be charged at £60.  Individual book submissions are free; however SAEs must be included if they are to be returned.  If not they will be donated to BALTIC Library and Archive or NEPN.

Deadline Friday 27 April 2013.

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Last few days to submit..

26 Mar

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one week left to submit an application…….

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th 10-6pm June 2013
For two days only, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art plays host to a national two day Artist’s Book Fair.
Submissions are welcome from artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, zine artists and bookbinders.

Application Details
Application Fee    £10 (non-refundable)
Tables 90x180cm £60
How to apply:
Contact for further details or download an application form BALTIC Application Form pdf or BALTIC Application Form word doc

Photo: Roger Coulam

Photo: Roger Coulam

Deadline for Submission 1st April 2013
Successful applicants will be notified by 15th April 2013
BALTIC celebrates the Festival of the North East and becomes a market place of exhibiting book stalls with opportunities to have a go at bookmaking and experience some Bibliotherapy from Lucy May Schofield in a Citreon Van  and mobile library.  Also on display is The Sunderland Book Project offering visitors the chance to explore the city through the medium of artist’s books, The Book Apothecary, a travelling museum of book art encased in suitcases and sculpted bookwork from Cleveland College of Art.  North East Photography Network, (NEPN) showcase the vibrancy of contemporary photography book work. The Festival of the North East is a month long celebration of the region’s creativity and innovation jam packed with over 200 events happening in every part of England’s North East during June 2013.

Words Set Free, 23 x 23 cms, Pyrography, gouache, metal leafs

Words Set Free, 23 x 23 cms, Pyrography, gouache, metal leafs

Manny Ling,

Calligraphy Workshop Friday 14th June 2013

10-12noon BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair

Amy-Rose Tucker CCAD

Amy-Rose Tucker CCAD

Bibliotherapy with Lucy May Schofield

Bibliotherapy with Lucy May Schofield

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If you’ve never considered receiving mail in the post as art……..

7 Mar
Mail Art courtesy of Red Letter Day

Mail Art courtesy of Red Letter Day

If you’ve never considered receiving mail in the post as art, think again and check out this entry…

Another fantastic zine maker & mail artist is

Red Letter Day

Red Letter Day

‘Mail’ Art Project A project working with young people in Hartlepool is beingdeveloped using the medium of artist’s books and correspondence.

It will engage young people accessing Youth Services with a book art project
that could explore and address the subject of Identity that young people
growing up in Hartlepool face and draw in sister cities of Hartlepool in a ‘Mail
Art’ project. The artist (Theresa Easton) and staff will help the young people to develop

ideas using various services and locations like Hartlepool Art Gallery and Central Library.

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The Mail Art concept take the young people away from the ‘instant world’
they currently inhabit and provide  the opportunity to work with young people in
different parts of the world using contacts Youth Services have in Germany
and contacts in Melbourne, Australia and Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
Professional development training with staff based in Youth
Services will  incorporates printmaking& bookbinding skills appropriate to
their environment and current resources.
The young people and staff will work with a printmaker and book artist to
create book art project over approximately 6-7 session.
The project has the potential to create a lasting legacy in the form of a
collection of work, which could become mobile ( within the library service)
and be accessible in non-gallery locations such as Youth Centres,
Community Centres, Libraries and Health Centre’s. There are a number of
established gallery venues where Young People could have the opportunity
to develop curatorial skills and showcase their work in a professional
context. There is scope to develop economic capacity in the form of creating
multiples for retail.
The project is part of the wider ‘Inspire’ programme between Youth Services
and Cultural Services and is designed to challenge pre-existing stereotypes,
to increase confidence and raise aspirations of those taking part.

Soon to be published work and ideas from young people accessing youth services in Hartlepool – watch this space!

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