We have recently been varying the means of conveying news about our books – we have posted a mailing in the UK about our new Hardy book with Mark Cazalet’s images, but have used email to those of our overseas customers for whom we have email addresses, trying to avoid the amazing cost of overseas postage. It may be that some people who enjoy our mailings have not heard from us in a while and there will be those who do not use computers – certainly not for browsing for interesting books! Hopefully, the website is a constant that people can return to if they have seen a book at a fair but not yet got round to buying it.
This year there is no Oxford Fine Press Fair nor a London Artists Book Fair so opportunities to see new books is far reduced. We have shown at the Royal Academy Works on Paper Fair and that was a great success.
Bertram Rota always have all our books in print available in their Covent Garden shop and I have just come back from a good fair in Glasgow.
Here are some more opportunities to see some of what we do and what some of the artists we work with are showing:
Garrick Palmer’s photography of the south coast over 30 years is on display at the Portsmouth City Museum daily until 8 June and his wood engravings from LAND together with relief prints from The Landscape Within by Bert Isaac are among the works on display each weekend in May at 40 Tidy Street, Brighton as part of their open houses festival.
The Art Shop and Gallery in Abergavenny is showing Old Stile Press books together with other artists books and prints from 19 July-23 August. The gallery is a wonderful historic building in the main street of Abergavenny and displays work in several spacious rooms – details:www.artshopandgallery.co.uk
Mark Cazalet is having a show of his paintings at the Beardsmore Gallery, 22-4 Prince of Wales Rd, London NW5 (www.beardsmoregallery.com)and his book Green Blades: the poems of Thomas Hardy 1912-13 will be available there as well. The private view is on 11 June between 6 and 8pm (all welcome) and continues during the summer.
Keith Bayliss whose book White Voices was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea will be installing work in St David’s Cathedral for the Festival there 19 May – 7 June. ‘I cannot say how important this event is for me. To make art for installation . . . for such a special place is a dream come true. It is a rare opportunity for a contemporary artist.’
During the Aldeburgh Festival at the Britten-Pears Library an exhibition will celebrate 50 years of Noye’s Fludde. (www.brittenpears.org) Among the exhibits will be a spread from A Christmas Sequence with Angela Lemaire’s woodcuts – our forthcoming book – more news soon. (See more about the book in the blog for 1 July, 2007.)