Thursday, 28 October 2010

Discarded books.....

There is something about books being open on the floor that is really unnerving. I guess most of us have to subdue the echos of the teachers remonstrations, 'pick up that book!'

This installation seems to be much more powerful than the others (below) of this work, Withdrawn. I am currently exploring the possibilities of putting this piece into a show at the RWA with Jamaica Street Artists. More details to follow soon.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My new book-work

This book is the culmination of my Unsaid Words project which has spanned two years, at least. You can find out more about the project and the poetry books which are now published and on sale at Trigger Editions.

Exhibiting at Howard Gardens

This installation at Howard Gardens gallery in Cardiff has just come down. It was great to have the chance to put this piece, called 'Withdrawn', up in the cabinet there but is has made me question again what is the best way to view this work. How does the glass interfere? Does it add anything? I'm thinking at the moment about installing the work for a show in January with Jamaica Street Artists. I would like to do something really different to this and investigate how differently people interact with it. I would be interested to see the books look strew text down on the floor....

Monday, 6 September 2010

Howard Gardens, Cardif

This recent work, Withdrawn, will be exhibited at Howard Gardens Gallery in Cardiff from the September 20th - October 8th. The work is a collection of withdrawn university library books, saved from being discarded and embossed with a curious collection of statements, culled from the text of each volume. Each statement seems in retrospect almost prophetic of the devaluation of the information and wisdom contained in these well thumbed, yellowing library books.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Price less, Worth less bookmarks

I've just sent off 100 'Price less' book marks for a project called 'Bookmarks VIII - Escaping the Library System' run by UWE. The bookmarks, made from withdrawn library books and fragments of broken books found on the floor of Bristol University libraries, will be given away at select locations around the world.

A second limited edition set of bookmarks has also been produced embossed with the words 'Worth less'. These are available to purchase from Trigger Editions.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Open Studio Weekend

The event will be extra special this year as I will be launching Trigger Editions, my artist book and multiples publishing venture. Come and find me in Studio 77 on the south balcony where I will be showing and selling my wears and giving away freebies (if you're lucky!).

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Day to Draw

I am going to be leading a couple of workshops at this event.

‘Binding Sketchbooks’ £4 SARAH TRIGG

Learn to make your own hardback sketchbooks and notebooks using traditional bookbinding techniques. You will be able to make blank books for sketching afterwards, or bind in some of your drawings from previous workshops.

All ages welcome but each child must be accompanied by an adult. 2 hours long. All equipment and materials provided

‘Drawing the Line’ £3 SARAH TRIGG

For those who love to find new ways of looking. An intensive drawing workshop exploring the possibilities of line, from it's most minimal forms, to elaborate intricacies and 3D drawing with wire!

Age 10+ Suitable for all levels of ability. All equipment and materials provided.

It should be a great day. There are loads of other drawing events, workshops and opportunities. I hope you can make it. Come and say hello if you do.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Black Swan Open Arts

If you're anywhere near Frome between 20th March - 1st May visit the Open Arts show at the Black Swan Gallery. This recent drawing of mine was accepted and is on display there.

Friday, 1 January 2010

A new commission

This is an oil portrait I've just completed, my first on found fabric. I'd love to do some more like this. I need to find people who have kept old, sentimental pieces of fabric, childhood clothes, curtains, sheets etc. that I could paint on to.