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Gelatine Printing Workshop At John Rylands Library

Currently the third Free For Arts Festival is taking place in Manchester. I put is a proposal for a gelatine printing session as part of the festival and this took place at the John Rylands Library. While I’ve been to … Continue reading

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We like a work of art more if the artist has an unusual name

It’s about two months since I last posted anything on this blog other than reblogs from The Humour of the Great War blog. However, I came across an article by Ben Ambridge in the Torygraph called Ten tricks the brain … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Revive Your Studio Spirit When You’ve Hit a Brick Wall

Every day a newsletter pops into my email box from ArtistsNetwork. Now they are a commercial organisation but nevertheless I find their blogs and information very interesting if you ignore the underlying ‘buy this’  message. Today I read this blog … Continue reading

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Take To The Trees

The current exhibition at neo:gallery in Bolton is a two-woman show called Take to the Trees. (Not Talk to the Trees, which would have been about the Prince of Wales, I assume.) Margaret Jackson’s work is mainly encaustic paintings while Julie … Continue reading

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Sheffield Print Fair – The Return of the Native

Yesterday the Management and I went across the Pennines to the Sheffield Print Fair. It was organised by Jane Elliot who I know from her printing days at Hot Bed Press in Salford but who now lives in Sheffield. She … Continue reading

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What Do Poems Make? Prizes!

Today’s Sunday Torygraph had an article entitled “Poetic alchemy that turns landscape into art” by Jeremy Noel-Tod. It referred to three Cornish poets one of whom was Bob Cobbing who “pursued an inversely verbal art. For Cobbing, the sound and … Continue reading

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Where I’m Going Wrong!

I’ve figured it out!! Recently I came across this self portrait by L S Lowry whose major exhibition at the Tate opens next week. Then I saw a photograph of Picasso. But when I saw Denis Whiteside (who I mentioned in my … Continue reading

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