Saturday, 8 May 2010
New Dust at the Walsall Artists' Book Fair
I will be taking part in the Artists' Books and Independent Publishing Fair, at The New Art Gallery Walsall on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2010, where you can see the 2nd edition of 'Dust Pamphlet.'
'Dust Pamphlet' contains a sequence of short texts about the ‘bin scavengers’ and other stories of filth from my observations. The text is interspersed with illustrations, from my original ink and watercolour drawings, including ‘the heap’ and imagery inspired by mourning jewellery. The pamphlet interlaces ideas of the Victorian dust heap, dirt and searching to reflect on memorialisation and loss.
I created 'Dust Pamphlet' as part of a residency and exhibition, also entitled Dust, at Hovel in November 2009 (see previous posts, below). After an encouraging response to my hand-stitched first edition I decided to produce a second edition in 2010. The new Dust will be published by Site Projects on 21st May, ISBN 978-0-9554379-6-0.