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Artist and poets active in workshops and exhibitions

Posted by Tim Lenton on 2 June 2011 at 16:55 in Journal

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InPrint poets and artists are still alive and active as summer draws near. You can find poet/artist Rupert Mallin involved in Open Studios with his studio colleague Martin Laurance in Norwich this weekend (June 4, 5: 10am - 5pm). Paintings, drawings, prints, cards, texts and visuals in boxes are on offer at Studio 15B, Fitt Signs, 60 - 62 Pitt Street, Norwich NR3 1DF - close to Anglia Square. Parking is available. Please text or phone 07506 845 979 or 07775 870 392 on arrival and you can be signed into the building. This is the last of three weekends.

NATURAL SURROUNDINGS

Also this weekend there is the chance to enjoy poetry in the beautiful setting of the Natural Surroundings café and gardens at Bayfield, near Holt, where InPrint poet Caroline Gilfillan is poet-in-residence this summer. There will be featured poets and ‘open mic’ – so if you are a poet, bring something to read. Café is open beforehand for snacks and light meals, and during the event for coffee etc.

This Sunday, June 5, David North and Bob Ward are the featured poets. On July 3 it will be James Knox Whittet, and on August 7 Graham High. Natural Soundings runs on a ‘pass the hat’ basis, with a suggested minimum contribution of £2. Before each reading Caroline will lead Creative Writing Workshops. June 5, Poetry: Wildlife & Nature; July 3, Stories: The Little House in the Woods; August 7, Life Writing: Natural Memories. The workshops run from 2.30 to 4pm, £7 each or £20 for all three. Booking is essential for the workshops, in person at Natural Surroundings or via 01263 711091, 01328 855545 ns@kelling.plus.com or caroline.gilfillan@btinternet.com.

BURLINGHAM HALL

Caroline is also involved in a unique two-day workshop to be held at Burlingham Hall in rural Norfolk, on Thursday, June 16 and Friday June 17, 10am - 4pm each day. The unique location features a walled garden, chickens and beehives, which is poetry in itself. Spend the first day with Caroline, creating poetry and capturing the moment. How often do we just drift along paying little attention to what is around us? Using simple exercises and exploring different forms we’ll draft some poems that catch what often slips past unnoticed.

Then the following day create exciting mixed media prints and large greetings cards that incorporate your poetry. Combine the techniques listed below, using a portable etching press and professional equipment under the guidance of tutor and InPrint artist Annette Rolston. This is a fascinating way to build up your own individual printed creations incorporating words. Create engraved stencils, or carve a linocut image to make a stamp. Print beautiful impressions of leaves, feathers and grasses. Use collage techniques by glueing text and found images.Add background colour to your prints with ink rolling and spongeing techniques. Add extra text by writing through transfer paper that you make yourself! Each day enjoy a fabulous homemade lunch, with homemade cakes for refreshments too. If you book online there is a discount, £165 for the two days (reduced from £180). Click on the link below to see details, images and book a place.

http://www.burlinghamhall.co.uk/studio-poetry-and-print.html


A MODERN MENAGERIE

Annette

is also one of three painters/printmakers who have an exhibition at the Cork Brick Gallery in Bungay for a month starting on June 10. The other two are Diane Griffiths and Georgina Warne, and the exhibition is entitled A Modern Menagerie. The gallery is at 6 Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1AG, phone 01986 894873, and it is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5.30pm.



PASTON IN NORWICH

Meanwhile, the Paston Project continues, and plans are being made for a weekend at Blofield Church in September and a week at Dragon Hall, Norwich, in November. InPrint artist Annette will be involved with both, running workshops with InPrint poets Tim Lenton and with Caroline. Tim is meeting with the Dragon Hall representative and with Lucy Care, Paston Heritage Society co-ordinator, next week to progress plans.

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Paston exhibition success in the sun

Posted by Tim Lenton on 13 October 2008 at 14:20 in Journal

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Annette with the book in Paston Church View image Horses Brawl in rehearsal View image Annette and poet Adrian Ward with Tim's wife Dot View image Dot takes a close look at Lucy's installation featuring her own film and Tim's poem Here is the Book View image Four medieval heroes: Ruth, Neil, Brigette and Lucy View image Doorway encounter: artist Martin Laurance is second right View image Brigette with the scrivener View image Sun on a graveyard tree View image

The "amazing weekend" forecast for the Paston exhibition turned out to be exactly that, with the sun shining brightly throughout, and medieval characters to be found enjoying the unexpected warmth of the sun in the graveyard, as well as fulfilling such functions as scrivener and paper-maker inside. In the normally cold church the atmosphere was temperate, even for the Latin Compline on the Saturday evening, when fog paid a fleeting visit outside.

The Private View on the Friday evening was a big success, with a fascinating film of the project being followed by a poetry reading, in which InPrint poets Caroline Gilfillan, Lisa D'Onofrio and Tim Lenton took part. The handmade, leather-bound book had centre stage, with InPrint's Annette Rolston turning the pages and explaining the background. Prints and poems from the book were on display. Small facsimiles of the book were very popular at £10 a time, and two copies of the big book, priced at £850 each, were ordered during the weekend.

On the Saturday Annette and Lisa offered a workshop, and bookbinder Judith Ellis from Aylsham demonstrated her skills. There were further poetry readings from the InPrint poets and from the other Paston poets – Dot Cobley, Kay Riggs, Rob Knee and Adrian Ward. Natural England organised a couple of visits to the Great Barn, which is rarely accessible. Visitors to the exhibition were augmented by a large party of ramblers who happened by and who found the whole project fascinating, especially Annette's description of the book's contents.

Sunday was dominated by the visit of medieval music interpreters Horses Brawl, who rehearsed during the afternoon and put on a concert of 18 songs in the evening, interspersed by readings from the Paston Letters. One of the pieces, sung by Jennie Cassidy, was from a manuscript found in the church in the 1920s and dating back to the time of the Pastons. It was believed to be the first time it had been heard since that time, and it was beautifully sung by Jennie.

InPrint were proud to be part of the project, which owed much of its sucess to Annette's determination to master the innovative non-toxic intaglio process and produce excellent prints. Lucy Care, from the Paston Heritage Society, had the vision for the whole thing and worked closely with Annette to bring it to fruition. Part of the exhibition will now go on show at Nottingham, and at the North Norfolk District Council offices in Cromer. The book itself will be on display in the Millennium Library in Norwich in December, and more exhibitions are lined up for the New Year. The Eastern Daily Press recognised the importance of the project by devoting two full page threes to it – one on the Friday and one on the Monday.

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Work on Paston book nearing completion

Posted by Tim Lenton on 18 July 2008 at 20:49 in Journal

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Bromholm Priory ruins. Picture: Tim Lenton View image

The printing and writing workshop on Wednesday 23 July will be a key moment in the Paston Project. Final decisions will be being made on the composition of the hand-made book – which images will be used, which poems, and how it will all fit together. Annette Rolston and Caroline Gilfillan will be leading the workshop, with some assistance from Mike Fenton and Tim Lenton as far as the book is concerned.

Excitement is rising as InPrint members – notably Annette, who has worked her socks off – overcome technical problems in the new process with the help of experienced workshop members. Any of the high quality material produced over the past months that doesn't make it into the book will in all likelihood find a spot in the Paston Heritage Society exhibition scheduled for autumn.

Meanwhile Mike Fenton is putting together a website dedicated to the Paston Heritage Society, which should go live ini the near future. It will contain much of the work produced by InPrint and others during the Paston project.

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