Friday, March 23, 2012

boxing it

Off to Göteborg again tomorrow!

I feel kind of like a ping pong ball going back and forth, but I do enjoy the trips, going by train is my favourite means of transportation. Sunday I will hold a book box workshop at Rum för Papper. Here's what we'll be doing, a box for three books (A6-format). Simple enough, but you have to be meticulous if you want a snug fit.
Check in to see if there are places left!

I have some time when I arrive, to pass by Göteborgs Konstskola (art school) that has an open house. They promise interesting activities and a waffel café - this must not be missed :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

tourist picks

Brick Lane and Gallery Hotel (were we stayed)
Shoreditch area and British rail
fascinating Soanes Museum and Shoreditch
spring in the air!
brunch on the last day - breadpudding and english scones...
Battersea power station
Sigtuna by air - there's our street!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

opening night!

Wednesday March 14th
Mimi Joung, Imperial Bone China Series
Nigel Coates, Domo Collection
Peter Ting, Constellation Manhattan
my own piece, Nothing is Like Expecting

hmmmm... don't those canapés look tasty...  photo: Andrea Mancuso

Michael Anastassiades, Champagne and Water Glasses
Lesley Stothers, A Place for All
Ingrid Murphy, Parcel from America

Jolly trio: Elizabeth Murphy, Nigel Coates and I

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bacchanalia at 1508 Gallery, London

view of the exhibition before opening night

My cups on old books placed on small tables. Above photos: Elizabeth Murphy
photo: Andrea Mancuso
photo: Andrea Mancuso
A quote from the introduction of the catalogue, written by Elizabeth Murphy, the curator, that illustrates the idea of the exhibition.

"Bacchanalia attempts to both recognize and celebrate the objects we use for the table. As an artistic deconstruction of a dinner party, each element is realized through installations of design and artwork. The selected pieces are infused with memories, cultural connotations, as well as symbolic values. However, the artists' contemporary viewpoints are revealed and challenge the viewers' perceptions by playing with the familiar connotations associated with the objects. The highlight of the project will be realized the evening of March 14th, 2012 with a fusion of taste and topic. To enhance the experience and understand the objects at greater depth, there will be a special evening of food and drink installations inspired by the collection."

Participating artists are Michael Anastassiades, Nigel Coates, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Mimi Joung, Ingrid Murphy, Lesley Stothers, Peter Ting and myself.

More photos from the opening night coming tomorrow!

Monday, March 12, 2012

room full

Spring Sunday and a room full of paper and participants!
Bookbinding workshop in the small, but cosy, Rum för Papper in Göteborg. Eleven keen paper and book enthusiasts sewed and glued, Tove (one of the three shop owners) served us with paper of all kinds and colors. For me it's always inspiring to be there - and in Göteborg, meeting up with old friends.

In two weeks I'll be back with a boxmaking workshop. There are still places available!

Tomorrow morning I'm off to London with Mattias - and the Bacchanalia opening on Wednesday evening :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

time again... go to Rum för Papper in Göteborg and hold a bookbinding workshop on Sunday.

Have a nice weekend!


Baccanalia attempts to both recognize and celebrate the objects we use for the table.  As an artistic deconstruction of a dinner party, each element is realized through installations of design and artwork. Enhancing this experience, for the opening there will be food installations inspired by the collection.

Featuring the work of: Michael Anastassiades, Nigel Coates, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Mimi Joung, Cecilia Levy, Ingrid Murphy, Lesley Stothers, Peter Ting

I'll be there - let me know if you're coming :)
1508 London Design Studio and Gallery

Thursday, March 8, 2012

workshops at Kaleido

Monday and Wednesday were workshop evenings at Kaleido - paper maché and paper pulp. Paper and glue and happy participants!

Monday, March 5, 2012

peak at bacchanalia piece

Voilá - seven cups finished for the Bacchanalia exhibition in London! Don't want them exposed like this then - one gust of air and they come tumbling down - but they do make an impressive tower don't you think?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mattias exhibiton

before the onslaught
good old wires and clothespins come in handy again and again
one of my absolute favorites

Yesterday was the vernissage of hubby Mattias' exhibition at our local gallery Sigtuna Kulturgård. Weather was perfect, many people on the ice outside, quite a few made it inside to see the amazing art works. He is a mighty talented and productive man... <3

Friday, March 2, 2012

in progress for London

Working intensively to get cups ready for a group exhibition in London (!!). Name of the show is Bacchanalia and it will be at a space called 1508 Gallery. Mattias and I will visit London (again!) for the opening and "food performance" on Wednesday March 14th.

I'm using pages from one single book - a book of poems by swedish poet Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864 - 1931). The edges are golden, which doesn't really show here though. The plan is to make 7 cups, all different except for the paper. More if there is time - and paper enough.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

RUM hemma

Some of my paper objects were used in a photoset in the swedish interior and design magazine RUM hemma: paper bowl and flower on the wall to the left, paper cup on the stack of notebooks and two coffee constellations hanging in right hand corner :)))