It has been a busy few months finishing work for three shows, in three adjoining counties - Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire. Our eARTh at the Kunthuis Gallery features a diverse range of artists responding to the issue of climate change and runs until the end of the year.
The Curious World of Artists Books, curated by Turn the Page founder Jules Allen, has now opened at the Loft Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk. It showcases a fabulous variety of work - all related to the book in some way. While some work is site specific, it also includes more general themes. The exhibition demonstrates the myriad interpretations of the book form. It continues until the 27th May but returns for a second instalment in September.
Throughout the summer Blickling Hall also hosts a major book related installation, The Word Defiant by Les Enfants Terribles. The theatre group have created a series of interactive installations "which immerse people in compelling contemporary stories about the place of books in the modern world"
Finally Across the Seas is another group exhibition which explores the theme of the sea and Migration. It opens on Monday 7th May until Sunday 20th at the Sam Scourer Gallery in Lincoln. Co ordinated by Biff Vernon, it raises awareness of the changing environment in relation to the sea.
Now attention turn to finalising work for Turn the Page Artist Book Fair at the Forum , Norwich on 25/26 May.
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.