Ink and Blood Exhibition

Saturday 14th October 2017 – International Museum of Slavery I visited the International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool to see the Ink and Blood Exhibition being held there as part of the Black History Month. Below are the pieces that caught my attention the most. Cotton Slave Adam and Cotton Slave Eve by Alice Kettle “Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK. She has established a unique area of practice by her use of a craft medium, consistently and on an unparalleled scale. The scale of her work belies their component parts: individual tiny stitches, which combine…

Frieze 2017

 Introduction This was my first visit to Frieze London and I was a bit unsure what to expect. I knew that there were over 160 galleries exhibiting, however, I completely under estimated the sheer size of this exhibition and I can barely begin to imagine the extent of the organisation required to make such an event happen. I will say though that there were aspects of this exhibition I was disappointed with. We had been lead to believe that the displays in such an exhibition were something to aspire to, however it was very clear that a lot of galleries…

20:20 Print Exchange 2017

The Regional Print Centre’s entries to the 20:20 Print Exchange 2017 can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hot_bed_press/albums/72157663439985658 Through the Regional Print Centre, I am taking part in the 20:20 Print Exchange run by Hot Bed Press in Manchester. 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton, (we decided against calling it The Heat Exchange). We liked the format so much we quickly decided to roll this out to more print workshops. It has grown each year. Over 50,000 prints have been created and exchanged in the past 6…