Photo: Theresa Easton in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East

Theresa Easton

Artist, Curator, Project manager

Heritage interpretation plays an important part in Theresa Easton's practice. Easton is interested in exploring cultural and historical episodes using contemporary printmaking processes. Central to Easton's creative practice is the role of printmaking. Easton is interested in pushing the boundaries in printmaking and working with alternative materials to paper. Using printing techniques with glass, ceramics, brick clay and metal, Easton explores the inherent qualities of the material. Easton delivers regular workshops in printmaking & bookbinding from her studio in the heart of the cultural quarter of Newcastle, in the Ouseburn Valley. Easton works within the public and private sector, working to commission, producing studio work for gallery exhibitions and delivering creative educational projects. The Sunderland Book Project is an on-going project organised by Easton, which encourages participants to make a book in response to the city of Sunderland. The project provides exhibition opportunities for participants, with a national and international touring programme including the University of West of England, Teesside University and Sunderland Winter Gardens. The project is free to join; more information can be found at Easton's interest in Artist's Books began with an international collaborative project in 2007 with The Penny Histories and has since expanded to include organising The Gallery North Artist's Book Fair in 2010, documented in The Art of The Book, contributing a handmade book to the al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project and more recently, having bookwork selected to become part of the Tate's Library collection of artist's books in 2012. Recent bookwork projects include taking part at Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair & Conference, Washington DC November 2012 and exhibiting book installations at Darlington's newest Gallery space, Crown Street Gallery in a group exhibition. 'The Book Borrowers' until January 2013. Projects for 2013 include exhibiting at The Last Chapter in Sheffield, planned for April, exhibiting The Sunderland Book Project at Quorum Business Park Newcastle and Sunderland Library and beginning a scientific research project with Newcastle University and Northern Print. read full statement

Location Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
Activities Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Participatory projects, Public art, Curating, Gallery education
Tags Printmaker, bookmaking, broadsides, silk-screen printing, glass, brick clay, metal work, relief printing, etching, installation, book art

News & Events

  • Outside Ink & International Print Biennale

    House hold bricks, re-cycled dress patterns and folded books reference the Ouseburn valleys unique identity inspired by the environment of the Ouseburn Farm for an exhibition @36 Lime Street Gallery.

  • Print & Bookmaking Workshops for 2014

    24/05/2014 – 19/07/2014
    Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ

    Ideal for individual projects, this one day workshop delivers a bespoke introduction to printmaking and guides you through a series of bookmaking designs. 24th May or 19th July 10-4pm Β£55

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  • Maker Faire UK 26-27 April Centre for Life Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    26/04/2014 – 27/04/2014
    Centre for Life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

    Learn how to print your thrifty tips into a graphic poster using original wooden type and DIY techniques. Share your re-cycling ideas and transform them into your own hand printed poster.

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  • Artists' Book Fair @ The Tetley

    17th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair @ The Tetley, Leeds, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JO Launch event Friday 7th March 6-9pm Admission is Free Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March

  • World War 1 Trench Art Mail Art Project with young people and international contributors. project exchanges Mail Art opening up a cross-cultural dialogue and provides an opportunity to understand the experience of WW1 from a different perspective.

  • Ouseburn Open Studios Weekend

    23/11/2013 – 24/11/2013
    36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley.

    I will be exhibiting handmade books and a series of prints inspired by the valleys iconic bridges in my studio.

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  • Print Making CPD Session For Teachers

    National Glass Centre, Sunderland

    The workshop will use techniques inspired by Jeffrey Sarmiento: Constructions and themes exhibition, explore how to make quick and simple prints.

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  • Books on Tyne, Newcastle's mini Book Festival

    28/11/2013 – 01/12/2013
    City Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    On show, celebrating the North East’s rich tradition in printed broadsides, a series of handmade books.

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