The Exchange at Brunswick East

On Tuesday 16th February 2016, 6pm we’ll be showing 5 of our creative chapbooks at the Official Opening of the Independent Artist Bookstore in Gillett Street, Dalston, London.

25%_The_exchange_feb_2016The Exchange is an independent artist bookstore formed from an (ever growing) collection of independently produced artists books, zines and comics from over 50 artists and arts collectives. All items within the collection are available for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists (it’s important to know that not only do artists receive 100% of the money collected on their behalf from works sold, but that artists are not charged any fees to display/sell through The Exchange.It’s a rare Exchange for us artist folk, especially in the cutthroat capital.

Some of the Sampson Low authors will be there so come and join us. Afterwards why not visit The Vortex on Gillett Square to experience the  inspirational Michelson Morley in concert.

Our chapbooks will be selling for £1 and include –
Dreamtime Reflections by Francesca Albini
Murmurations: A visual exploration of individuality and community by Stella Tripp
Vertical Prose by Peter S Smith
Adam’s Story by Bryan Benge
Pasta Prose 2016 by Robin Hutchinson and the Hungry Poets

Adam’s Story – Bryan Benge

Bryan_BengeBryan Benge’s debut chapbook is the tale of Adam, a robot who finds himself in the very strange world we call Earth. Adam tries to navigate our society through his wit and observational logic. Bryan Benge is a conceptual and digital artist who had been a member of the London Group for many years. He regular exhibits and organises exhibition across the UK with the artist’s group CollectConnect.

Adam’s Story is the first in a trilogy of chapbooks from Bryan Benge.
(1) Adam’s Story
(2) Eve’s Story (The Opera Singer)
(3) The Journey Man

BUY Adam’s Story (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)
Bryan Benge
Published January 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-22-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 8
Price  – £2


Vertical Prose – Peter S Smith

50%_Vertical_Prose_Peter_S_SmithArtist Peter S Smith publishes his poems for the first time in this charming pocket sized chapbook. Smith draws his inspiration from Clive James’ recent quote in The Guardian (14:11:2015) “Lately I am seldom impressed by the kind of poetry that is just prose arranged vertically. I spent too much time learning how to arrange it horizontally.”

Peter S Smith is a Painter/Printmaker with a studio at the St Bride Foundation Bride Lane off Fleet Street London. He studied Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art and Design (BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1969) and Art Education at Manchester (Post Graduate Certificate in Education,1970). In 1992 he gained an MA (Printmaking) at Wimbledon School of Art.
Smith is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. From 1971 he taught, full and part-time, in Secondary and Further Education. Between 1979 and 1981 he was West Midlands Fine Art Fellow working as Artist in Residence with Dudley Education Services. He was Head of the School of Art and Design at Kingston College from1983 until 2010.

Vertical Prose
Peter S Smith
Published January 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-21-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 7