Pasta Prose 2016 – Robin Hutchinson

Pasta_Prose_2016_Alphabetti_Spaghetti_Challenge_SeethingAre you a pasta poet or spaghetti writer? Could you face the Alphabetti Spaghetti Challenge? One tin and twenty minutes to compose your best. When it’s over you can eat your own words – on toast. Every year as a way to combat ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year, poets all over the world open tins of Alphabetti Spaghetti and get inspired.

The 2016 Alphabetti Spaghetti Challenge was held at Woody’s Bar in Kingston-upon-Thames on the 18th January 2016. The Hungry Poets included Philippa Willes, Simone Kay, Matthew Lloyd, Alex Moss, Louise Wood, Alban Low, Peter S Smith, Richard Stickney, Phil Wood, Hattie Thomas, Molly Freeman, Josh Hayes, Jack Dimes, Nick Chan,  Sam Brown, Noel Parachute, Fairy, Jackie Kaye, Debbie Stubbington, Andy Currums.

Robin Hutchinson is a founding trustee/director of The Rose Theatre, Kingston, director of The Community Brain CIC and chair of the charity Creative Youth, organisers of the
International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston.

Pasta Prose 2016 is the first in a new chapbook series with the inspirational community of  Seething. Seething is a State dedicated to using creativity to bring people together. It is open to everyone to join in whenever and wherever they like. They believe that by creating things and bringing people together you can release talents and energies in a community in a positive, engaging and sharing way. We support that philosophy whole heartedly here at Sampson Low.
Seething Website

BUY Pasta Prose  (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)
Robin Hutchinson and the Hungry Poets
Published January 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-23-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Seething Chapbook 1
SLB032
£2

5 Star Review *****
“If this isn’t the best volume of pasta prose I’ll eat my words.”
Tony Williams ‏
01/02/2016

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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

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
Colour
Chapbook 7
SLB030
SOLD OUT

Seventeen Mundane Moments in Tate Modern: A Walk Down the Staircase at Tate Modern Looking at Mundane Events

9781910578094Seventeen Mundane Moments in Tate Modern
A Walk Down the Staircase at Tate Modern Looking at Mundane Events

Published April 2015
ISBN 978-1-910578-09-4
A3 fold out map
Author – Peter S Smith
Editor – Alban Low
SLB0017

BUY Seventeen Mundane Moments in Tate Modern  – £2 (+£1.20 P&P to UK Address)

An Art Map following a simple route down the staircase at Tate Modern from the 6th floor.

The route is numbered with points of mundane interest described for identification. There are four outer pages that fold out into an A3 map.

Peter_Smith_inner_1 copyPeter 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 Polytechnic (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. •Member of the Society of Wood Engravers •Associate Member 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 •He exhibits his paintings and prints in the UK and overseas with work in public and private collections as well as teaching workshops in the visual arts.

To see more of Peter’s work visit his website at…
http://peterssmith.weebly.com/

This map was first exhibited at the ‘On the map’ exhibition at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames in 2015.

 

On The Map exhibition

50%_poster_map_6 copyWelcome to the On The Map exhibition from CollectConnect artists. Earlier this year publisher we commissioned 12 new maps from a group of exciting contemporary artists. Each map was designed to be printed as an A3 fold out sheet with 4 supporting pages on it’s reverse side.

There is an inherent beauty in maps, like the Dwell book that proceeded this exhibition maps are a 2 dimensional rendering of a 3 dimensional form. They are often interpretations of the real world in a graphic light with motifs and lines that help us find anything from roads to windmills.

Artists are natural observers and organisers who like categorise through visual means. This map exhibition gives us the chance to see the world around us through the eyes of 14 artists from around the UK.

The Sunbury dice game by Alban Low and Harvey Wells

The Sunbury dice game by Alban Low and Harvey Wells

The artists were asked to consider 3 criteria.

Their map should be set in the real world, somewhere in the UK.

That it should include a route which could be walked.

The walking of the map shouldn’t cost more than £10 (train fares, entrance to museums, lunch)

Sampson Low Ltd have printed them all in colour at an A5 (21×14.8cm) size with an A3 fold out map incorporated. They will be selling the maps at an affordable £2 (+ Postage and Packing) so that anyone can try one of these artist’s walks or frame them on their wall.

The artists are –

Bill Mudge
Melanie Ezra and Rose Davies
Bryan Benge
Robert Good
Peter S Smith
Dean Reddick
Tahira Mandarino
Alban Low and Harvey Wells
Phillip Cribb
Stuart Simler
Jill Hedges
Glyn Walton

The exhibition runs from 14th April to 10th May 2015
Private View – 23rd April, 6.30-8.30pm
at
The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery
The Walled Garden, Thames Street
Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB
http://www.sunburyembroidery.co.uk/index.htm

All welcome. We hope you can find your way there.
If not, I’ll draw you a map!

AL.

We would especially like to thank Robert Shaw, Barbara Robertson, Tahira Mandarino at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery. Also Spelthorne Borough Council for their support of the exhibition.