To accompany the exhibition Queer Between the Covers in Senate House Library, University London, Theresa Easton draws out a selection of narratives within the collection on display.
Djuna Barnes, Maud Allan, Oscar Wilde and Gays the Word Bookshop, present a collective record of the struggle for equality and fight against LGBTQ+ persecution.
Drawing on aspects of historical oppression of gay and lesbians in the last 150 years, the design and printed books have a structure that accentuates the subjects covered in each book. The books are informative and reflective. There is seriousness to the experience suffered by Maud Allan and playfulness to the antics of Djuna Barnes Turkish fold book. Oscar Wilde’s stitched concertina book weaves through ancient Greece and Victorian Britain. Gay’s the Word flag book design celebrates collective action and solidarity.
Easton uses a range of printmaking techniques to realise her ideas with a focus on silk screen printing and photo lithograp...
Working in collaboration with the Festival of Thrift, Latest Edition artist Theresa Easton, along with Pauline Taylor (Infinite Arts) will be leading a series of banner, pennant and flag making workshops in celebration of women gaining the vote.
Working with textiles and silk screen printing, Theresa will be using local research to guide group members through a series of printmaking techniques in order to design a communal banner to take to Prociessions2018 in June.
Hartlepool Art Gallery was converted from a church to a space to exhibit in 1996. It was here that Ashley Landsbury, Cultural Officer (Arts & Exhibitions), talked to the Latest Edition team about her vision for the future and the demands of having a small budget to create exhibitions. Ashley explained there were always honourable intentions to the artists and exhibition agreements included a small exhibition fee. Other financial support to artists came in the form of running paid workshops and using the venue as making space for artists.
The vision Ashley talked about embedded the Tees Valley community into the future programming, supporting local artists, guiding post-graduate students as well as setting standards high. The concept feeds into the “Hartlepool Vision”, which encompasses a major regeneration of the area with the gallery forming a focal point for the cultural quarter.The gallery space is lofty, full of character, noise and bustle. Situated towards the back of the space is...