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Waltham Forest Arts Club organised an exhibition to coincide with the Waltham Forest Literature Festival.
May 23rd to 28th in The Red Room at Ye Olde Rose & Crown, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA.

The Long Conversation: Poetry and Painting
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.” – Simonides

Written words that paint a picture or pictures full of poetry.

Artists were called to interpret the long-standing relationship between the written word and visual art, in the broadest terms.  All mediums were encouraged including: concrete poetry, text-based work, artists’ books, sound installations, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, and poetry readings.  We would especially like to encourage our writers and poets to participate in this exhibition. There was a long table for display of books to be read, along with editions and cards.

Waltham Forest Arts Club.
Membership is free.
Join on-line: http://www.artsclub.org.uk

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This sounds fantastic!!!
I will definitely be getting a diagnosis.

As posted on the Arnolfini Gallery website for BABE:
“Lucy May Schofield
Bibliotherapy Artists Book Library (Babl)
Are you broken hearted / need inspiration or your faith restoring in the postal system? Whatever your symptoms Lucy May Schofield invites you to sit down and tell her all. She will diagnose an appropriate artist’s publication to help you find a way through your woes. The Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library has a wide selection of books on loan ranging in therapeutic benefit. The fee for this service will be £1, entitling the client to a pair of listening ears, an artist’s book prescription and a letterpress printed philosophical aphorism.”

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Westgate Studios: Collect, 2010
Curated by Victoria Lucas.
Louise Atkinson | Julie Caves | Katherine Johnson and Stacey Allen | Steffan Jones- Hughes | Simon Lewandowski | Victoria Lucas | Andy Singleton

JuliewebJulie Caves – Have a Nice Day Postcard set, 2005
Photo by by Victoria Lucas.

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A lovely post on Amy Wilson’s website  Working about her new book.

She shares some insight into the process that is interesting as well.  Thanks Amy!

Amy Wilsons book.

Amy Wilson's book.

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I will be participating in a mail art project with Mark Philip Venema next month.

I can’t wait!

The rules state that each card must be unique (so not all 30 cards the same) and must be sent through the post (so not in an envelope) so that the handling process is visible on the work and perhaps even part of the concept, and all 30 made and posted in a one-month period.

At this writing there looks like there is still room in the group.
The limit is 30. (Then I think another group will form of the next 30.)

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The Bookmark Project
November 2008
Toronto, Canada
Now in its seventh year, The Bookmark Project is organized by the Koffler Gallery to coincide with the annual Jewish Book Fair. Artist-designed bookmarks selected from an open call will be on display at the Koffler and inserted clandestinely into books at the Fair. This year’s theme, Insert, explores the interplay between the reader and the bookmark in the act of reading. Buy a book and you just might get a one-of-a-kind work of art to boot!

Crevice Bookmark

I Will Wait Bookmark

This bookmark by Julie Caves was chosen for the Bookmark Project. The original was laser printed, the Koffler Gallery also had them printed in bulk.

This bookmark is about the intimate relationship of the reader to both the book and the bookmark. The bookmark not only holds the place of the person who has left but also continues their emotional connection, preserving their intimate relationship with the book. The emotion of the reader, transferred to the bookmark through the text is communicated to the book in the reader’s absence allowing the conversation and relationship to continue seamlessly once the reader has returned.
The bookmark requires the reader to activate it to give it a purpose. The reader requires the bookmark to act as a conduit back into the book. This creates a two-way relationship between the bookmark and the reader. The text of the bookmark reflects the reader’s intention to return to the relationship and therefore tangibly signals a temporary exit.

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