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art book zine

Small zine

This new zine/artist book draws together a juxtaposition of figures and abstract shapes under the narrative title ‘The Burden of the Small’. The figure in silhouette explores human scale within certain ‘frames’, while abstract small objects supporting large overbearing blocks allude to the oppressive nature of ‘regime’ states (whether capitalist, communist or fascist). The collages are in some ways suggestive of inequalities in class strata and the precarious balance of society as a whole.

A4 single sheet folded to A6 size booklet with additional insert – printed original paper/digital collage.

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art book zine

Something Fishy

Some experimentation today with a few ideas for the East Cliff Creatives zines project. Fishi-Fishy is a little narrative across 6 sheets; a series of collages working with images of scabbard fish, originally photographed at the Funchal Market Hall, Madeira. The single A4 sheet with double-sided printing can be folded into an A6 sized mini-book format, with an open-out central poster image. #eastcliffcreatives #zines

Fishi Fishy: 6 page A6 format artist zine/book

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art exhibition

Dover Art Network

The DOVER ART NETWORK is a virtual walk through eight ideas from seven artists based in Dover.

About the project: “The Dover Art Network is an online exhibition of ideas from artists in Dover commissioned in response to the COVID-19 lockdown.”
“The Dover Art Network resource exists for visitors to explore the work of artists visualised in locations around Dover. It provides artists with an opportunity to explore and develop ideas for sculpture beyond physical limits, to push the boundaries of contextualising art in the public space, and to exhibit collectively across boundaries.”


We encourage everyone to explore the work and ideas of local artists as they respond to our town:

https://www.josephblackart.com/doverartnetwork

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opportunities photography workshop

New Photo Trail, Kearsney

‘The River Runs Through’ is a photographic trail in Kearsney exploring images of streams and lakes within the park landscape. Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens are the most popular, historic parks in Dover which are located 2.5 miles north west of Dover town centre in the Alkham Valley, part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please see the Kearney Parks website to discover more:
https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Home.aspx

Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens provides many opportunities to take really beautiful photographs. Why not download the Kearsney Parks photography trail and capture what you see on the way? The trail has been developed by photographer/artist Mike Tedder. He suggests a route to follow and has given lots of tips for photos that you might like to photograph. https://www.kearsneyparks.co.uk/Resources/Photography.aspx

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art image

La mélancolie cyanotypes

Recent sunshine has aided the development of some new image making using cyanotype treated cotton fabric with its rich deep ultramarine hues. The photograms collectively connect with a sense of loss, of passing and quiet melancholy that can be glimpsed lying just under the surface of contemporary experience. This is not so much about sorrowful songs but more the realisation of the existence of a new reality: the ‘new normal’. Ideas and images develop against the backdrop of a contemplative blues tinted landscape.

We Fade – cyanotype on cotton fabric: an inevitable metamorphosis from youth to decay, played by evergreen magnolia leaves.
Les Vagues – cyanotype on cotton fabric: the waves continuously roll in on a tide. They have done so long before we arrived, rolling constantly throughout life, and will continue long after we depart.
Les fleurs du silence – cyanotype on cotton fabric: A lone stem in death still holds on to the memory of tiny flowers against a backdrop of bare inanimate stems that fade into the silent shadows.

cyanotype #fabric #blue #lensless #photography #photogram #sunprint #dadartistsathome #covid19artistsathome #eastcliffcreatives

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art image Sketchbook

Hémisphères

A new series of collages have been coalescing layer by layer within the studio over recent days. Coloured by a palette of black, greys magenta and red, the images develop through a playful experimentation with geometric shapes. Natural forms, the warming of earth, birdsong in lock-down and the sense of safety from being inside, while outside a viral storm rages – this strange year of 2020 seems to present an inescapable narrative. #covid19artistsathome

Puffin 2020 – collage
Safety of Enclosure 2020 – collage
Hémisphères – collage
For The Birds 2020 – collage