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Upcoming events and workshops: Early bird booking

In October 2015 I’m involved in quite a few things. I will be taking part in a new event in Cheltenham, SITselect SHOWCASE organised by Stroud International Textiles. This promises to be an exciting addition to the art / craft calendar. It runs over three days, Friday 23 October, Saturday 24 October and Sunday 25 October and includes talks, exhibitions, book signings, a conference, workshops and over 70 maker stands. Until the end of July there is a 20% discount on entrance ticket prices. An early bird day ticket is £6 and for 3 days is £18. Children 14 and under go free and there are concessions tickets also. SITselectShowcaseSquareSml web320

Do go look at the website www.sitselect.org/showcase to find out more. Highlights for me are the talks ‘In Conversation’ between Isamini Samanido and Jilly Edwards and between Isamini and Theo Wright on Friday 23 October. Details about these and other talks can be found on this page: www.sitselect.org/showcase/showcasetalks

I will be there for the three days as I have a stand. I’m very excited to take part and am looking forward to meeting visitors to the show. I will also be running a one-day experimental papermaking workshop on Saturday 24 October. The workshop will be very much hand-on and we will explore textures and patterns to make a simple zig-zag or pamphlet book. Starting simple means that we can try out all sorts of techniques that participants will be able to use in their own work. The course will include using cotton rag pulps, casting and couching, laminating and embossing. We will use a Hollander beater and we will also explore processes that can be used at home. As part of this day I am giving a short talk about my work and inviting you to participate in my latest project by making and dip dying a sheet of paper.

The workshop is suitable for all.

Tickets: £55. Concessions: £35.

Entrance ticket required. There will be ample time to go round and look at all the other things going on as part of a really enjoyable day.

At the end of that week I am running a short course at lovely West Dean, ‘An Introduction to Creative Papermaking’, Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November. (Suitable for all)

Course Reference: WE 5743westdeanlogo

At West Dean we will be exploring traditional western papermaking techniques to create paper artworks inspired by the landscape. We will make pulps using cotton rag, and learn casting and couching, laminating and embossing, using a Hollander beater but also learn other pulping processes that can be used at home. More information here: pdf

To book please visit the West Dean Short Course booking page here: https://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/ShortCourses/Courses/CourseSubCat.aspx?group=boo

Or phone for a brochure: Tel: +44 (0)1243 811301

There is a new on-line booking log-in system which allows one to view the various options (non-residential, single room, double etc) but setting up a log-in doesn’t commit you anything. I really enjoyed my last visit and am looking forward to this one a great deal. As anyone will attest who has attended a course here, the setting is wonderful, the facilities are great, the food is ample and good and there is a very friendly creative atmosphere (and a lovely bar).

The course cost without the residential element is £230.


Also in October I will be showing an installation of some recent work inspired by walks along the Downland paths of Southern England. I can’t say more about it than that as details are still to be confirmed but there will be more information soon.

Land, material and memory, ongoing

Land, material and memory, ongoing

Selected at Newark Park

Newark Park is a lovely, quirky house set high above and overlooking a valley. Work for the exhibition is infiltrated into the indoor and outdoor spaces in such a way that sometimes it is difficult to work out if it is part of the exhibition or is always here. The last owners of the house collected all sorts of objects and the work in ‘Selected’ often sets up a dialogue with them.

Newark ParkA landscape in ten parts’ is placed up on the top floor in a long gallery overlooking the spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. It’s interesting for me to see the work in situ and compare it to how it looks set in a neutral background. This is part of the process that I really enjoy; the beginning of the conversation that objects have with their surroundings.

A landscape in ten parts - Jane Ponsford

A landscape in ten parts – Jane Ponsford

A landscape in ten parts, detail - Jane Ponsford

A landscape in ten parts, detail – Jane Ponsford

The artists and makers showing as part of this exhibition show a real range of different approaches to making work in relation to Newark Park. I’ll show some of their work in another post but looking at photos is no substitute for visiting in person.

Website for Newark Park, National Trust : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park/

Countdown to ‘Selected at Newark Park’

In the next few days I’m going to be packing up my work for ‘Selected at Newark Park’ which select2014logoopens to the public on 23 April. The exhibition is part of Stroud International Textiles’ annual  Festival which this year includes various exhibitions, a symposium and a local artists studio trail. More information can be found here: Stroud International Textiles.

There are two beautiful e-brochures, one for the exhibitions, workshops and symposium and one for the trail. Link here.

Artists and makers in ‘Selected at Newark Park’:

Mary Butcher, Caroline Bartlett, Lucy Birtles, Moira Buckley, Jilly Cobbe, Jennifer Collier, Francesca Chalk, Gaynor Dowling, Tara Downs, Ruth Dresman, Susan Early, Caren Garfen, Eleanor Glover, Anna Glasbrook, Matthew Harris, Sue Hartree, Annie Hewett, Annie Hutchinson, Zoe Hillyard, Jo Lovelock, Katharine Morling, Morag MacPherson, Malcolm Martin, Plum Neasmith, Jane Ponsford, Penny Prince, Sue Rae, Bart Sabel, Anthea Walsh, Sasha Wardell, Camilla Ward, Laura Youngson Coll.

Exhibition open: Wednesday 23 April – Sunday 8 June Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm closed Mondays & Tuesdays, except Bank Holidays

Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7PZ



Select 2014 at Newark Park

Exciting news about an exhibition at Newark Park in April. I’m one of a number of artists and makers invited to show work in an exhibition curated by Lizzi Walton of Stroud International Textiles as part of a series of linked events related to the symposium.

Newark Park is a wonderful National Trust treasure and was once a Tudor Hunting Lodge. Here 30 extraordinary artists will exhibit work. Among the work will be site responsive work inspired by the magical setting of Newark Park. 


The exhibition runs from 23 April – 8 June and I will be running a two-day papermaking workshop on 10 and 11 May. More details soon.

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition

19-20 July 1-5pm, Preview Thursday 18 July 6-8.30pm
Artists and curators in dialogue, Saturday 20 July 4-5pm

Exhibiting Members: Cos Ahmet, Jane Archer, Phil Baird, Ros Barker, Sharon Beavan, Molly Behagg, Axel Bottenberg, Miranda Boulton, Sasha Bowles, Jo Brown, Deborah Burnstone, Sandy Campbell, Isabela Castelan, Andrea Coltman, Stephanie Conway, Emma Cousin, Amelia Critchlow, Julia Miranda, Julia Davenne, Rosalind Davis, Suzanne de Emmony, Etienne de Villiers, Ruth Dent, James Devlin, Elizabeth Dismorr, Sarah Drake, David Edmond, Alex Evans, Simon Fell, Sarah Filmer, Roisin Fogarty, Tina Francis, Bettina Fung, Hannah Futers, Cathy Gale, Pippa Gatty, Melissa Gibbs, Julia Hamilton, Kirsty Harris, Hayley Harrison, Genevieve Hatton-Brown, Henry/Bragg, Denise Hickey, Sam Hodge, Jonathan Hood, Lauri Hopkins, W.M. Hudson, Bridget H Jackson, Catherine Jacobs, Pauline Lane, Joanna Layla, Jane Lawson, Fernando Leon-Guiu, Karolina Magnusson Murray, Oskar Marchock, Julia Menzies, Faza Merajdin, Jennie Merrell, Diane Mikula, Marion Mitchell, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Kate Murdoch, Kate Murray-Browne, John Myers, Radka Myslikova, Michaela Nettell, Olabisi Onisemo, Edward Parsons Brown, Elspeth Penfold, Charley Peters, Irene Polites, Jane Ponsford, Steven Porter, Chantal Powell, Sarah Praill, Máire Quinn, Shelley Rae, Ritva Raitsalo, Victoria Rance, Andre Ritins, Ana Ruepp, Julia Russell, Wendy Saunders, Christabel Scott Anderson, Timothy Shepard, Lindsay Simons, Katie Sims, Hannah Slater, Jayne Anita Smith, Lisa Snook, Donna Snyman, Lucy Soni, Jennifer Talbot, Annabel Tilley, Dina Varpahovsky, Pandora Vaughan, Judith Walker, Binita Wallia, Frances Walsh, Charmaine Watkiss, Ruth Weinberg, Tisna Westerhof, Rachel Wilberforce, Bernice Wilson, Robert Worley, Carol Wyss, Claire Yspol.

‘Tonight I’ve had any cynicism that was setting in about the capital’s art scene, charmed out of me at two thoroughly fantastic exhibitions. The first: organised by a couple of ladies who under the name of @ZeitgeistAP are positively shaping the art world into something
A) more accessible B) more realistic and yet C) invariably vibrant. This is the right kind of innovation and boy is it refreshing. An antidote to the Royal Academy show’ Rachel Guthrie

Short but sweet treasure trove exhibition of works under £150.

Zeitgeist Arts Projects, ASC Studios Entrance 2, Bond House, Goodwood Road, London SE14 6BL


Share and Exchange

Thursday 10 January, 5-8pm


As part of ZAP’s first birthday celebrations, an instant exhibition, open to all artists, where all the artworks will be exchanged randomly at the end of the evening.

Cos Ahmet, Judith Alder, Brian Appleby, Phil Baird, Ros Barker, Miranda Benzies, Kate Bowen, Sasha Bowles, Broughton & Birnie, Shelley Calhoun, Gemma Cossey, Amelia Critchlow, Somaya Critchlow, Graham Crowley, Sally Crowley, Rosalind Davis, Dave Edmond, Bettina Fung, Yolanta Gawlik, Julia Hamilton, Kirsty Harris, Genevieve Hatton-Brown, Julie Henry, Catherine Herbert, Justin Hibbs, Denise Hickey, Sam Hodge, Bill Hudson, Catherine Jacobs, Natasha Khan, Fernando Leon-Guiu, Claire Manning, Karolina Magnusson, Jennie Merrell, Julia Miranda, Diana Mikula, Kate Murdoch, Kate Murray-Browne, Ed Parsons-Brown, Jane Ponsford, Chantal Purcell, Maire Quinn, Christina Reading, Ana Ruepp, Julia Russsell, Wendy Saunders, Ryan Scullion, Lisa Snook, Lucy Soni, Paul Stanley, Dani Tagen, Annabel Tilley, Rachel Wilberforce, Robert Worley, Carol Wyss, April Yasamee, Sophie Zhu

Zeitgeist Arts Projects

WW Gallery Xmas BOGOF

I have a piece of work in the WW Gallery Xmas BOGOF fundraiser 19 – 21 December. Do come along and add your support / solve your Christmas present problems / enjoy the event.

The Xmas BOGOF features an eclectic range of works donated by 100 of the best emerging and established artists on the contemporary art scene. Many of them have won or been selected for major awards such as the Jerwood, Threadneedle, John Moores, Marmite and are in major collections such as Deutsche Bank, Saatchi and the V&A.

The BOGOF is a fundraising event in aid of WW Projects non-profit initiatives, so seize the opportunity to start or build upon your collection while investing in WW and its wide network of artists.

To keep logistical and administrative costs to a minimum, none of the BOGOF works will be viewable online. The sale will begin at 6pm on Wednesday 19th December and close at 4pm on Saturday 22nd December, at WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8DX, Farringdon Tube.

For more information please contact Francesca Brooks at francesca.a.brooks@gmail.com.