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.

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
Chapbook 24
Print run of 250
Price – £3.70
BUY Small World Futures (£3.70 + £1.20 P & P)

Colouring Walls – Stella Tripp

9781910578391_50After the success of her first publication for Sampson Low, artist Stella Tripp returns with a new chapbook of mesmeric line drawings. These drawings grew out of two recent series: “murmurations” in which black and white triangles are assembled to create larger shapes; and “grid drawings” in which intersecting lines create a net that twists and distorts but doesn’t break. Combined here in playful visual meditations, they become walls that skew space and embrace difference.

These walls can be coloured by the viewer to create new compositions, bringing a fresh sense of collaboration to the chapbook scene. There is a trend for adult colouring books at this time but Colouring Walls is a step beyond the usual colour-by-numbers approach to the genre. It is not easy to choose your path across these walls, do you strike out across a path or wash over the walls with a wave of colour. The choice of course is yours.

Use the hashtag #colouringwalls on all social media to find out what everyone else is creating.

colouring_walls_33Stella Tripp is an artist based in Exeter, Devon. Art is her way of trying to understand the world and connect with it. Working with a wide variety of techniques and materials, Stella creates a broad range of art in both two and three dimensions. Going back to basic black-ink-pen on paper – a childhood favourite – is at the same time a relief and a different kind of challenge. This series of drawings started out as a creative exercise exploring the expressive potential of such limited materials. The resulting images could also be seen as a visual metaphor for integration.

BUY Colouring Walls (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)
A visual exploration of difference and integration
Stella Tripp
Published February 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-39-1
A6 Size, 16 printed pages,
Black and White
Chapbook 15,
Price – £2


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

Murmurations – Stella Tripp

Stella_Tripp_MurmurationsA set of 14 beautiful and mesmeric drawings from artist Stella Tripp. The drawings pull you in, catch the eye and stoke the imagination.

Visual meditations on an individual’s inclination to be a self contained unit, while at the same time being part of the larger unit that is a community. Reminiscent of a murmuration of starlings, each drawing is an accumulation of one repeated shape – or variations of it – creating another shape. Individual triangles shaping and shaped by those around them. Embracing imperfections, relationships, connections, and the spaces in between. What’s left out is as important as what’s put in.

Stella Tripp is an artist based in Exeter, Devon. Art is her way of trying to understand the world and connect with it. This series of drawings began during a two year term as president of Exeter Synagogue, and can be seen as a visual metaphor for an individual’s responsibility for shaping society.

BUY Murmurations (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)
A visual exploration of individuality and community
Stella Tripp
Published January 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-20-9
A6 Size, 16 printed pages,
Black and White
Chapbook 6,
Price – £2