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UK Books, Fairs and lots of Interest.

October 1, 2018

Hi everyone, I have been recently contacted  with news of some exciting fairs and exhibitions in the next few months.

Firstly there are two Illustration + Print Fairs (hosted by Ink Paper + Print), which are a celebration of contemporary and vintage illustration. The first is on 13th-14th October at the Towner Gallery which isn’t too far from Brighton, and hosting some great names like the Emma Mason Gallery, Ruth Green, Jane Robbins and Alice Pattulo to name but a few.  The second, is on 27th and 28th October at the Winter Gardens in Margate and the Turner Contemporary, both events are free !

The second piece of news is a new book by Jonny Hannah from The Mainstone Press.

The idea for this book emerged over a reasonably priced pint of lager in a cavernous Southampton Wetherspoons. The venue is relevant, reflecting as it does Jonny Hannah’s preoccupation with the everyday.
The themes that permeate his work are eclectic and display a deep interest in popular culture – music, fashion, literature and more. But exactly who is Jonny Hannah … and why does his alphabet contain twenty-seven letters? Is he a: knitted-tie enthusiast? pétanque aficionado? grass skirt fanatic? B-movie connoisseur? Northern Soul groover? Yes he is. And much more besides …

Dive into the pages of Fast Cars & Ukuleles and immerse yourself in a world where British tradition and the quintessentially English meet Celtic folklore and Americana. Jonny Hannah’s beautifully crafted typography leaps and dances from page to page, bursting with irreverent energy and creativity. By the time you reach Z and beyond, expect your sense of fashion, music and culture to have been turned – delightfully – inside out and upside down forever. Jonny Hannah is an illustrator and printmaker. Now based in Southampton, he studied illustration at Liverpool School of Art and Design and London’s Royal College of Art.

His illustrations,have appeared in a wide range of,publications including the Sunday,Telegraph, New York Times and Vogue. He runs the Cakes & Ale Press which produces screen-printed books, posters and prints and, most recently, he has extended the concept of illustration beyond the printed page to a fully roadworthy Darktown taxi.

If you find yourself in Manchester around the 13th and 14th October then the Buy Art Fair is on at Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester. The Art Fair is the most prestigious in the North. Over 120 galleries and artists will be selling thousands of modern & contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and prints at a wide range of prices.

Also on the same weekend is this years’ Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester 2018. Open 12/13/14th October at Upper Campfield Market Hall, Barton Street, M3 4NN, Manchester.

Now in it’s eleventh year, this show will feature over 150 of the UK’s top designer-makers. For those of you outside of the UK, I’ll be covering the event as usual and will report on all that is new in a post nearer the time.

Finally there was a recent exhibition in London, featuring the work of Emily Sutton. Here are a few of her beautiful artworks created this year.

Emily has a wonderfully sensitive touch and a great eye for composition, colour and detail.

These landscapes are so descriptive.

And I can feel the energy in these allotments too.

Wonderful work Emily.

 

 

 

 

 

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