During a busy and creative weekend working in a Folkestone gallery, 3 new collaged postcards are now ready for their maiden voyage through the Royal Mail on their way to Post Art, the postcard exhibition at the Horsebridge, Whitstable, Kent. Previous postcard exhibitions have been a joy to see, filling the walls throughout the small Gallery 3, and it is again a pleasure taking part. The postcard format remains today a rather attractive format – one side for image, the other for address and text – neither too big nor too small. A new tin of Hahnemühle Aquarell-Postkarten provides plenty of opportunity to experiment, armed with a further selection of papers: Kraft, Canson, Japanese and newsprint courtesy of Le Monde.
There is something of a real sense of intrepidation at the moment of letting go – when the postcards, unshielded from the rigours of their journey, are dropped into the postbox. From that moment they are out in the world on their own, no longer protected by anything. Will the adhesive hold? Only time will tell. From that moment there is no was back, and the cards must await collection from the box, to begin their journey via post sack to the sorting office, and onwards to Whitstable.
The Horsebridge writes: “Our fourth postcard exhibition will be open in May 2014! In 2011 we had the very first POST NUDE and exhibited 700 cards from around the world and locally, in 2012 POST VIEW attracted 800 cards. Last year in 2013 we brought back POST NUDE 2 and were overwhelmed with 900 nudes on postcards.”
See the new POST ART postcard exhibition this May-June:
1st May 2014 – 28th June 2014
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
11 Horsebridge Road
Whitstable, England CT5 1AF