Sunday, 15 January 2017


it's really nice that the bookwork's in the show for paperscissorsbook will be shown at The Tetley International Artist’s Book fair 2, 3 March -  then at the Arnolfini in Bristol on the 1st April at the book fair.  It's wonderful to see that Collective Investigations are showing gutter - a curatorial experiment and an investigation into the contextual presence of book as an object and as art object  
8 students from the BA (Hons)Textile Design Course at Norwich University of the Arts have taken up the opportunity of showing work within the CraftCo gallery in Southwold. The project set the students the task of developing their practice and steering it towards the creation of objects of desire that will be for sale. It has been an intense time for the students in their last year at University. From the initial invitation through to their initial proposals and the development towards final pieces has been only 2 months.   
The wide ranging work on show is testament to the creative minds of the individuals involved alongside the student centred approach to design that is embedded within the Textile Course at NUA.
You will be able to see items that have creative and practical value with innovative thinking at their core, activity involved includes spinning, weaving, knitting, embroidery, printing. There will be scarves, bags, jewellery, badges, masks,  even tea towels.
The work in the exhibition is affordable and accessible, I would recommend coming to see these designers at the start of what will be exciting careers so you can say you saw them first and while there why not buy while you still can afford it.

recent films include Deepwater Horizon a standard by the numbers film - evil corporation, money over lives of individuals - profit rules - plucky individual heroes - but I love the line spoken by Mark Wahlberg's character - 'Hope is not a strategy'. Train to Busan Zombie action that has some disturbing visuals and follows Zombie rules in brutal detail. La La Land - - disappointing maybe even a boring sad film where you are told that you can't have everything. It does all the cine literate stuff - great but obvious lighting, sets that nod to other films etc but I found Bad Moms  - a tighter more interesting portrait of women - a feminist vision indeed - it passes the Bechdel test and presents strong women who take control. It also has the PowerPoint to die for!