June 2007

InPrint's Busy Time

Posted by Rupert Mallin on 26 June 2007 at 11:00 in Journal

Tags: collaboration InPrint Poets

From May 3 to June 24 InPrint has been busy indeed: four exhibitions (two taster exhibitions for Norfolk Open Studios, Bally Factory Open Studios and the Welborne Festival), five poetry readings (two videos are being made of these and our artists' work) and we've run at least eight workshops/demonstrations (poetry and print, paper making, printing and box making).

Our Poetry Vending Machine has appeared at four different venues - from St. Giles Church font to the Bishop's Garden.

While artists have been creating paintings and prints of scale, an installation has also been built. Poets have been collaborating with artist and fellow poets. Our stalls have been laden with a colourful array of new collaborative cards, and Tim Lenton produced a booklet of poetry, 'Off The Map,' charting his collaborations during this hectic time.

While we're having a little rest - gathering ourselves for collaborations and opportunities to come - lots of images and other items will apear here over the coming days and weeks.

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An afternoon with the Bishop

Posted by Tim Lenton on 25 June 2007 at 20:27 in Journal

Tags: bishop garden norwich writing

Well, not exactly with the Bishop of Norwich, but in his garden. Rupert, Lisa and Tonia transported the Poetry Vending Machine to the Bishop's Garden on the afternoon of Sunday, 24 June and set up an InPrint stall offering stunning cards and of course the famous vending machine boxes. They were joined later by Tim. Also present: Lisa's family, Tonia's daughter and Tim's wife - so a real family occasion. It was all part of an Afternoon of World Literature organised by the New Writing Partnership, based in Norwich. Other stalls were set up on the lawns, and there were readings in the main tent. A rather grey-weather day transformed by the usual InPrint excitement.

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Collaborative poem

Posted by Rupert Mallin on 19 June 2007 at 21:03 in Journal

Tags: collaboration Poetry

Collaboration is it. Here follows a collaborative poem, untitled, a stanza each by Lisa D'Onofrio, Tim Lenton, Caroline Gilfillan and Rupert Mallin. We followed each other but will not say who wrote what. Indeed, we're not entirely sure of our own authorship at all!

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Posted by Rupert Mallin on 19 June 2007 at 20:55 in Journal

Tags: collaboration InPrint Poets

Rouge gills burn, gouge word of mouth:

Moon’s long veins pull the sinews

of the waves - open wounds

Wherein fish flash blades

The leaving left

a half-hearted wave,

its wake knowing

the heart works in sand and cliché

Sharp shoreline shells

a broken battlefield

fragile, soft-centred

lovers absent without leave

Creatures whose bones become sand,

become castles and moats

moulded by small hands

building fortresses again, again

in blaze of August sun


THE WELBORNE FESTIVAL, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

Posted by Rupert Mallin on 4 June 2007 at 20:01 in Journal

Tags: Welborne Festival

THE ANNUAL WELBORNE FESTIVAL is rightly considered the best village arts festival in the region. In this small and beautiful location, between Norwich and Dereham, there will be a packed festival of the arts across all mediums.

InPrint has a central Marquee in which our artists - Annette Rolston, Bronwen Edwards, Michael Fenton and Tonia Jillings - will be displaying a huge range of work, from paintings and large prints, to sculptural works. These are innovative works indeed, for they often weave the poetry from the group into their works, or vice versa.

Many of the artists new works will be featured here but the 'originals' feature in this exhibition first!

Alongside this diverse and exciting exhibition, the groundbreaking Poetry Vending Machine (PVM) will be vending small packages of poetry and art - for half the price of a packet of cigarettes! Where else can one buy an original work of art for the price of a glass of wine? Also on sale will be InPrint's new collaborative range of cards.

Each morning of the festival there will be arts/writing demonstrations and on both afternoons there will be lively readings by poets Lisa D'Onofrio, Caroline Gilfillan, Tim Lenton and Rupert Mallin.

We hope to see you there!

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Factory Open Studios closes

Posted by Rupert Mallin on 3 June 2007 at 19:55 in Journal

Tags: open studios Paper making

Flowers View image

From the closing little workshop, Tonia's daughter Erin sends flowers.

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