Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Long Conversation: Poetry and Painting call for artists

Call for Artists

Waltham Forest Arts Club are organising an exhibition to coincide with the Waltham Forest Literature Festival.
May 23rd to 28th in The Red Room at Ye Olde Rose & Crown, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA.

The Long Conversation: Poetry and Painting
"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.” – Simonides

Do your written words paint a picture? Are your pictures full of poetry?

Artists are called to interpret the long-standing relationship between the written word and visual art, in the broadest terms. All mediums are encouraged including: concrete poetry, text-based work, artists’ books, sound installations, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, and poetry readings. We would especially like to encourage our writers and poets to participate in this exhibition. There will be a long table for display of books to be read so please also bring along your editions and cards.

Artists may submit up to two pieces of work, there may be some selection involved depending on the amount of work received. Very large work might be a problem. To pay for the space we ask that each participant contribute £5, to be delivered with the work on May 22nd. Please, if you can, sign up for a slot on the invigilation rota at that time. No commission to be charged on any sales of artwork. All work should be delivered ready to hang or display, no clip-frames please.

You must be a member of the Arts Club to participate. Membership is free. Join on-line:

Register interest by May 8th. Email for registration form:

Listed on Arts In Waltham Forest

Friday, April 08, 2011


I will have books and prints at this little fair:
BOOK-ISH is a new and unique event that will bring together and help promote the fast expanding literary, design and illustration communities in the Borough of Waltham Forest (and beyond). It will be held on Saturday 21 May at Leytonstone Library, from 12-4pm, part of the WALTHAM FOREST LITERATURE FESTIVAL (10-21 May 2011).

The fair will give participants the opportunity to share their skills with the general public, and to sell a range of products including illustrators' magazines and fanzines, handmade books, poetry books and pamphlets, fine art and letterpress prints and posters, stationery, postcards and cards.

Cakes from SUZIE'S KITCHEN and MUSIC FROM TONY TUNES of the Shellac Collective, playing vintage 78s.

In association with Forest Poets and E17 Designers
£1 entry includes a drink and the chance to win a goody bag.
Leytonstone Library 6-8 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG