Swallows and Armenians is going from strength to strength! The book was launched on the 9th March with an article in The Guardian and a great photo in The Times! The project received an Arts Council England award and the book launch at Theatre by the Lake and University of Leeds were both sold out. The project includes a book of short stories, exhibition of multidisciplinary work and performance at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.
Swallows and Armenians – the book is now available to buy at £10 plus p&p here
London Book Launch, Saturday 30 March 7.30pm – Swallows and Armenians for the Armenian Institute at the Nvart Gulbenkian Hall, St. Sarkis Church, Iverna Gardens, London W8 6TP, nearest tube High Street Kensington. No need to book, just turn up! Click here for more info.
Only until 10th April! – don’t miss the exhibition of multidisciplinary work including paintings, prints, photography and text works. Also includes a small group of portraits by W.G. Collingwood, Dora Altounyan and Mavis (Titty) Guzelian, including the iconic portrait of Titty as a child, given to Arthur Ransome by Dora Altounyan, loaned by the Guzelian family in the Friends’ and Circle Galleries. Free entry during theatre opening times, please ring box office to check availability on 017687 74411.
This research is an ongoing area of interest in Armenian culture in relation to a history of migration and displacement.
Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt and Swallows and Armenians will next be exhibited at the Barca Artist Book Fair in Barcelona 27/28 April 2019. Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt is now in The Leeds Little Free Library!
Craft+Conflict an exhibition I curated for the Contemporary Craft Tour, Highlights Rural Touring, was shortlisted for the Cumbria Life Best Exhibition 2018. It featured the work of 12 exemplary artists including Conrad Atkinson, Sumi Perera, Paul Scott and Eva Mileusnic toured seven community venues in Cumbria, Co. Durham and Northumberland and was seen to critical acclaim by nearly 12,000 people during Autumn 2018.
Image: Write me something to smell the wind and the water again… Digital print on aluminium, 2017