Thursday, 23 April 2015

New Opportunities...

--> I’m pleased to announce that Indigo Octagon Projects, the small and loose collective of artists I’m a member of with Chris Cowdrill and Andrew Smith and HR Smoke, has found a distributor for our publications with Rope Press, a new Artist Book shop in Birmingham. It’s just the sort of opportunity we’ve been looking for, and they also take their wares to various book and fanzine fairs which is exciting. 
  We have collaborated and created four publications to date in the form of fanzine-like pamphlets for either our group or individual exhibitions or more recently as an end in itself with ‘The Compulsive Orgonists of West Bromwich’ (interestingly where tonight’s election Question Time is hosted!).  
  The other ones have been ‘If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words Then Why Can’t I Paint’; ‘Stolen Car’; and ‘Black Highway’. The latter two being accompaniments to my exhibitions, but with design by Chris and written contributions from Andrew. They have all contained a mixture of writing, poetry, illustration and photography and have sold quite well at the exhibitions. 
-->It’s a great opportunity for us, and Rope Press is a great new outlet for the regions artists who have creative interests like this. There are some great books by others in the shop, as well as printmaking workshops and artist residencies and projects. Hopefully it will spur Indigo Octagon on to develop more work together….
  Our publications will be on sale there in a couple of weeks. Here’s a link to their Facebook page:

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