Perceptions of the Self – Sharon Read

Much of Sharon’s work presents a sense of the self, this, at first glance isn’t altogether obvious. Peel back the layers of material, mark making along with an internal monologue and this becomes something of a trait throughout her thinking, making and artistic philosophy.

“Quietly being in whatever form they
have reached.  Broken, used, or disregarded
they exist in full vibrancy.”
Sharon Read 2017

www.sharonread.co.uk

Perceptions of the Self
Sharon Read
Published May 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-83-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 27
SLB091
Print run of 50
Price – £2
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Palm Protector, 2018 – Bethany Murray

23 moulds of the palm of my left hand, putting pressure on my fingers in an attempt to replicate the permanent position of one of my patients’ hands following a stroke 23 years ago. The patient’s hand has been significantly neglected and it is this neglect that has left her hand in this position. I cannot replicate it fully but in the moments that I have tried, there has been pain, doubt and disbelief; disbelief that a person’s hand has suffered such change and neglect following a life-altering event in the brain. As artists, our minds and our hands are our most valuable tools; this work is a contemplation on the effect of illness and time on the hand and the brain. Accompanying these photographs are words from two of my poems Pure and Old Wounds that touch on elements of the sacred in previous works; these poems along with earlier sculptural works hold a preoccupation with the sacred and humanity’s impalpable sense of transience.

www.bethanyrm.com

Palm Protector, 2018
Bethany Murray
Published May 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-82-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 26
SLB090
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth

Wayne Sleeth is a british painter who from his studio in France has since 2015 been re-interpreting certain works of French master Claude Monet, including his Nymphéas (MonetMonetMonet, ISBN  978-1-910578-27-8). Keen to re-appropriate Monet’s views of Westminster and the Thames of a century ago, Sleeth has continued the ‘channel-crossing’ tradition, returning to London in painting and haikus in what are important, contemporary, and financial times.

Financial Times
Wayne Sleeth
Published May 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-81-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 25
SLB089
Print run of 250
Price – £2
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Small World Futures – CollectConnect at the #unsettledgallery

Small World Futures
Small World Futures is the title of an exhibition which took place in Bermondsey, London, in February 2018.
The exhibition comprised 38 miniature sculptures depicitng what life could look like in years to come. Each of these small artworks was placed in public spaces (#unsettledgallery) around London Bridge. Every day throughout February we featured one of the Worlds on the CollectConnect website alongside a piece of writing inspired by the artwork.
http://collectconnect.blogspot.co.uk/

As with all CollectConnect ventures, Small World Futures was a non profit making collaboration. Sixteen artists provided the Small World sculptures and six writers provided the words.

This chapbook includes an art work from each of the sixteen artists alongside the words from the writers. Copyright remains with the individual artists and writers.

Lesley Cartwright (art) Ed Arantus (words)

Small World Futures
Jill Hedges, Alban Low, Alan Carlyon Smith, Kevin Acott, Sara Lerota, Lesley Cartwright, Ed Arantus, Stella Tripp, Natalie Low, Bryan Benge, Dean Reddick, Wayne Sleeth, Bethany Murray, Rebecca Lowe, Tracy Boness, Francesca Albini, Melanie Ezra, Ann Kopka and Jenny Meehan
Published May 2018
Edited by Dean Reddick
ISBN 978-1-910578-80-3
A6 Size
32 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 24
SLB088
Print run of 250
Price – £3.70
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Murder in Limoux – Emily Wooden

In the sleepy French market town of Limoux, in a bustling square, a brutal murder takes place. But which stallholder committed this terrible crime and what was their motive?

Emily Wooden is an aspiring author who has taken her inspiration for this story from her holidays with her parents and sister in Limoux. She loves the sunny climes of Southern France as well as creating her stories in the cooler surroundings of West London.

Murder in Limoux
Emily Wooden
Published May 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-79-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 23
SLB087
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Beyond the Moon – Jill Hedges

Ancient people shared their traditions using myths and legends passed down by word of mouth. Stories of the stars in the night sky and the phases of the moon were told around the camp fire and predicted health, wealth, good fortune and love.

Created using print and collage techniques by artist Jill Hedges, who has had a lifelong fascination with the moon and the stars, this charming little book takes love a few (million) miles further.

Jill Hedges has had a lifelong fascination with the Moon and the stars. She is an artist who naturally uses different materials and alternative art forms to convey her ideas. In 2015 she created A Space Walk map, an imaginative 5 kilometre walk that has conveniently scaled down the solar system to a manageable size. This map was first exhibited at the ‘On the map’ exhibition at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames. In 2017 she published Christina’s Moon, a charming little chapbook that tells a tale of enduring love through the phases of the Moon. Hedges was one of the original artists behind Gallery 202, a contemporary artist led non-profit initiative based in Northamptonshire. Bringing contemporary art to rural and urban communities through exhibitions and artist involvement with the public.

For Christina, my amazing astronomer

Beyond the Moon
Jill Hedges
Published March 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-78-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 22
SLB086
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2
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Scala B – Francesca Albini

Not everything can be translated.
One of them is: Scala B

Francesca Albini divides her life between literary and artistic endeavours. She is a PhD in Classics, and has worked in publishing for her entire adult life, as a translator, author and editor. She is a self taught artist and photographer. Her work is inspired by folk art, but also by design. Albini is a collector of memories, and uses any medium that allows her to remember and share, express feelings and narrate stories. From line drawings to plastic cameras, from collage to upcycled jewellery and dolls. “My work is playful and dreamy, child-like but also philosophical. I fall in and out of love with many styles and tools, but I’m always me, whatever I do.”

Scala B is the fourth chapbook in Albini’s dreamtime series.

Scala B: A Departure
Francesca Albini
Published March 2018
ISBN  9781910578766
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour,
Dreamtime Chapbook 4
SLB084
Limited print run of 100
Price – £2
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What I Did On My Holidays – Kevin Acott

The sixth and final instalment in Kevin Acott’s travel series draws together his 6 month journey in an elegant 16 page chapbook.

What I Did On My Holidays
Kevin Acott
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-72-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Acott Travel Chapbook 6
SLB080
Print run 0f 100
Price – £5
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Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel

Moth Dust by Yvonne Litschel is at its core an exploration of death, and both its presence and prevalence in all aspects of existence. Whether positioned at the forefront of the piece, or present in a less overt manner, death can be found throughout the collection. Through a combination of lyricism and disjunction, the reader is accompanied through various narratives and encouraged to reflect upon the inevitable and learn to accept or even embrace it. The varying degrees of discussion aim to open up a dialogue about topics surrounding death.

Moth Dust
Yvonne Litschel
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-75-9
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #6
SLB083
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
www.writerscentrekingston.com

E ∩ N – Silje Ree

E∩N by Silje Ree is a poetry collection which uniquely uses words found across the English and Norwegian language. The debut collection is both intriguing and delightful, showing Silje Ree’s sagacious grasp of words and skilfully emphasising both the acoustic and visual elements of language. The bilingual footnotes are artful and inventive, creating a dialogue with the poem’s main body to give a powerful exploratory dynamic. The combination gives the reader who possesses knowledge of both languages a unique and profound connection and understanding with the material. Moreover, this divergence of language evokes curiosity in the English reader to find out the different meanings and explore the idiosyncrasy languages. E∩N is a result of Silje’s experience of living in both countries, and she explains that knowing two languages creates opportunities for cunning words and phrases to transpire. Ultimately, Silje executes the deviation in the footnotes with brilliance, guiding us to experience the poetry from the poet’s intent.

E ∩ N
Silje Ree
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-74-2
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB082
Price – £2.60
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BUY E ∩ N (£2.60 + £2.20 Postage & Packing to European or Worldwide address)

The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
www.writerscentrekingston.com