The Gift – Alban Low

The_Gift_Alban_LowIf the traditional definition of Alchemy is the magical transmutation of base metal into gold then gambling and punting on horse races must be the modern version of this art.

This chapbook contains 10 horse races in the form of abstract artworks. Use your intuition to pick the winner. Check the results on the back pages to see if you have a special gift for making money through gambling.

Alban Low has been using systems in his artwork since receiving a copy of Value Betting by Mark Coton for his 21st Birthday. Read more
This chapbook was first published for the Threshold 6 festival in Liverpool and exhibited at The Gallery from 1-3 April 2016.

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Alban Low
Published March 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-30-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 13
Price – £2

Inger’s Forest – Eskild Beck

9781910578285“Over the sea, close to a town called Aabenraa, exactly 184 steps from the beach, there is a small forest, small, about the size of a football field. It is named Inger’s Forest.” Eskild Beck, 2016.

Inger’s Forest is a beautiful and simple chapbook featuring the words, photographs and drawings of Danish artist Eskild Beck and the illustrations of I.P. Junggreen Have. Deceptively evocative, it documents the world of a small copse near the town of Aabenraa, Denmark. It is a poetic affirmation of life itself with the mystery of our waking journey lurking amongst its leafy layers.

Eskild Beck is an internationally respected artist, his imagined world drawings have been exhibited around the world. His work has an ethereal quality that often transcends the physicality of this world. Although Inger’s Forest is a real place it is also a place that lies in all of our hearts.

Eskild made this chapbook in memory of his late wife Inger, and the forest that was part of her childhood.

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Eskild Beck
Published March 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-28-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 11
Price – £2

The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell

9781910578292David Bushell’s wonderfully evocative selection of vignettes span the social awkwardness experienced throughout our lives from childhood to our current adult self doubts. Even though the British scotch egg was invented in 1738 by Fortnum and Masons the hue of Bushell’s egg has a late 20th century e-numbered tinge to its breadcrumbs. Its odour is of a P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang coming-of-age nostalgia, with the air of a smarting Chinese burn and static shocks from nylon trousers.

These heartwarming tales of love and misadventure come from the author of “Undernourished In Osidge”. The pages of David Bushell’s chapbook are just like the delicacy itself with a breadcrumb cover, sausage meat inner pages and a yolk core.

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David Bushell
Published March 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-29-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 12
Price – £2

20 in 15: The Lives of Artists – Bill Mudge

20in15 Book-04720 in 15 is a behind the scenes look at the lives of twenty different artists, their creative processes and working environments. The project evolved from the thriving arts community in Carshalton but ultimately expanded to locations around the UK and France. Observing artists as they work, Bills documentary approach gives an insight into what it takes to live and work as a creative person.

20in15 Book doc3-02420 in 15 includes photographs of Peter S Smith (Painter Printmaker), Alex Foster (Illustrator), Abel Kesteven (Artist), Aga Cowling (Amber & Glass Designer), Jeremy Clark (Ceramic Sculptor), Luci Metcalfe (Artist), Dan Redding (Videographer), Kathryn Sherriff (Ceramicist), Glow (Design Agency), Guy Meredith (Composer), Emma Capron (Interior Designer), Wayne Sleeth (Artist), Kendra Haste (Sculptor), Alban Low (Illustrator), Lucy Furlong (Poet), Karin Andrews Jashapara (Shadow Puppetry), Emily Hall (Weaver and Ceramicist), Andrew Candy (Gallery Owner & Graphic Designer), Art Language Location (Contemporary Arts Festival), Association Amitiés Tsiganes (Community Art / ‘Un mur d’expression pour en faire tomber d’autres’)

20in15 Book doc3-02120 in 15: The Lives of Artists
Published March 2016
ISBN 978-1910578254
44 pages
Book Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 24 cm
Author – Bill Mudge
Graphic Design – Sean Chilvers
Poetry – Kevin Acott 
Printer – Seacourt
BUY 20 in 15: The Lives of Artists – £15 + £1.80 P&P to UK Address