Archie Grassie (UK) I am a creative 10 year old who loves making things. I started making books from age 5 since then I have been inspired to continue making Books and have been on a couple of courses. Theresa Easton encouraged me to get involved. Dark Depths presents a simple pop-up book, hand printed, lino print acrylic. The design is based on the depth if water at the outer harbour wall. (Wear)
Kay Henderson (UK) Kay Henderson has been making books for a number of years and following the Sunderland Book Project from the outset. Her geographical location (living less than a mile away from the region’s boundary) presents an obvious connection to the city and the motivation to contribute to the project. Henderson presents a concertina style book. The images reference Sunderland maps selected from various time periods using difference scales. http://kayhenderson55.wordpress.com
Steve Dales (UK) Boat Notes and Ships Tips Steve Dales visited the Sunderland Maritime Heritage Trust workshop as a ‘research’ trip for another project on 19th Century migration in Co.Durham. His granddad was a fisherman in Hull back in the thirties and had done a bit of sailing. “Boats are amazing things and so are the men that make and fix”. Steve Dales has created three pop-ups featuring ships and boats connected to Sunderland. http://meoverthere.tumblr.com
Pauline Plummer & Annette Chevallier (UK) Annette Chevallier is a painter with many exhibitions to her name. Pauline Plummer is a poet/writer of short stories with several publications to her name. They have worked together on projects in the past and chose The Sunderland Book Project in order to create an artist’s book based in the North East. Sunderland Winter Gardens is presented as a Black & White folded card with image and poem.
Marina Bancroft (Canada) Voyage Marina Bancroft is a mixed media artist based on the island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For the last few years she has been experimenting with the book format. This book is based on the city maps of Sunderland and provided an opportunity to take a voyage of discovery. By using a travel watercolour kit and slowing down, the imaginary trip along the River Wear to the sea became a joyful experience.
Victoria Johnson (UK) Riverside Victoria Johnson studied at Sunderland University and graduated in Glass & Ceramics in 2011. Riverside illustrates the sculptures and buildings viewed while walking from Wearmouth Bridge to the National Glass Centre. The artist documented this journey, using her own photographic images. On the reverse of this page is a drawn view of the south side of the river.
Melanie Shee (UK) Melanie Shee used to be a maker of clothes, stained glass and other lovely objects, but then stopped making and instead worked in the creative sector helping other people to create and make. For the Love of Hartley presents a handmade A5 book with a collection of pictures & images collated and placed alongside happy memories of watching glass blowers at Hartley Wood Glass.
"To the Lighthouse". Jennie Brockington & Karen Dodsworth. Documenting historical and contemporary structures in a pamphlet stitched book using silk screen, lithography and digital acrylic transfers. Part of The Sunderland Book project, curated by Theresa Easton.