Approved: 16.08.2006

Theresa Easton

Artist, Curator, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006

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

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  • 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
 
 
 

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    Biography

    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 http://theresaeaston.wordpress.com. 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.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 2012 - Arts Award Training (Bronze & Silver), David Stephens Centre, Blyth 2012 - Mentoring, Blyth, Northumebrland 2007 - MA Glass, Sunderland University, Sunderland 2001 - PGCE 1998 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Universityof East London, London Solo exhibitions 2011 - The Art of The Book, The Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear 2007 - Fragile Knowledge, The Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle 2006 - Printmaker of the Month, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham 2004 - Solo Show, Shire Pottery, Alnwick, Northumberland Group exhibitions 2013 - Dear Angel, Globe Gallery, Newcastle 2013 - Novel, The Gallery, Gateshead Library 2012 - Scripta Manent, 36 Lime Street, Ousburn Valley, Newcastle 2012 - The Book Borrowers, Crown Street Gallery, Darlington 2011 - The Sunderland Book Project, Arts Centre Washington, Washington, Tyne & Wear 2010 - Christmas Selling Show, Shipley Ar Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear 2010 - Mini print, Ink spot, Oregon 2010 - Minutiae, Bank Street rts, Sheffield 2010 - Natural Forms, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2010 - Shakti & 50 apples, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 2010 - The Sketch Book Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, New York 2009 - 5th International Book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania 2009 - Artomatic, 55 M street. SE, Washington DC 2009 - Book Arts @ Litfest 2009, Middlesbrough Library, Middlesbrough 2009 - The Power of the Book, Greenfield Community & Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe 2008 - Designed & Made's Christmas Stars, Designed & Made Gallery, Newcastle 2008 - Flawed Inspiration (Grayson Perr'ys Unpopular Culture), Durham Light Infantry Museum, Durham 2008 - Prospect, Designed & Made Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2007 - Kitch-en's Christmas Cupboard, Kitch-en, Middlesbrough 2007 - Lomo, Ki-tchen, Middlesbrough 2007 - Publish!, Gallery Glue, Newcastle 2007 - Replenish, Saltburn Artists Project, Saltburn-by-the-Sea 2007 - Twelve, Designed & Made Gallery, Live Theatre Newcastle 2006 - Artist's Multiples, Corn Exchange, Leeds 2006 - Group Show, Solander, New Zealand 2006 - Printfest 2006, Coronation Hall, Ulverston 2006 - Sitting Room, Alsager Gallery, Manchester 2006 - Thrift shop fish shop, Saltburn Artist's Project, Saltburn, Cleveland 2005 - Artist's on the Fish Quay, The Low Light Building, North Shields 2005 - Atists on Fish Quay, North Shields, Low Light building 2005 - The Globe Boot Company, The Globe Gallery, North Shields 2004 - Transparent, Newcastle Arts Centre, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle 2003 - IN-PRINT, Bookcase, Carlisle 2003 - Pets make Art, Northern Print Studio, North Shields 2003 - Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham 2003 - Printmaking, Adhoc Gallery, Wallsend 2002 - Dundee Print Open, Dundee 2001 - Buddle Arts Centre, Tyne and Wear 2000 - Letchworth Open, Letchworth 1999 - Intaglio Printmaker, London 1999 - Letchworth Art Centre, Letchworth 1999 - Multi Directions, City Airport, East London 1999 - Perfect World, Leicester City Art Gallery Curated projects 2012 - The Book Apothecary @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle's Literary & Philosophical Society, Tyne & Wear 2011 - The Sunderland Book Project, Creative Cohesion, Sunderland 2010 - Artist's Book Exhibition & Show and Tell, 25 Stratford Grove, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2010 - Bibliotherapy with Lucy May Schofield, Blaydon Library, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear 2010 - The Art of The Book, The Lit & Phil, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2009 - Identity, The Lit and Phil, Newcastle Artist talks 2009 - Manifestations in Printmaking, Saltburn Artist's Project, Saltburn 2009 - Print in Practice, Xsite, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2009 - Printmaking without paper, Lithuanian Artist's Association, Vilnius 2009 - Printmaking without paper, Vilnius Graphic Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania Workshops 2010 - Spring Workshops at 36 Lime Street, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle Residencies 2008 - Artist in Residence, Ibstock Brick Works, Birtley, Gateshead 2006 - Fragile Knowledge, The Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle Public commissions 2011 - Enamelled Artwork, Community Centre, Cowgate, Newcastle 2009 - Festive Windows, Sunderland Library and Gallery, Sunderland 2009 - Qube, MetroCentre, Gateshead,Tyne & Wear 2008 - Time Line Project, Walbottle High School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Projects 2012 - The Sunderland Book Project, Sunderland Winter Gardens & Museums, Sunderland 2011 - The Book Apothecary, Durham Literature Festival, Durham 2006 - Make Your Own Damn Art, MIMA, Middlesbrough 2006 - Normalife, Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London 2005 - A5, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Grants For Artists, Arts Council, England 2009 - Artist's Access to Art College, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2008 - Cannon Bill & Jeanette Hall Fund, Sunderland University, Sunderland Educational experience - tertiary 2007 - Visiting Lecturer, Teeside University, Middlesbrough 2005 - - present Tutor with Northern Print Studio, working with adults, children, community groups, visiting artists and studio members Site specific 2010 - Enchanted Parks, Saltwell Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Other 2009 - Manchester Artist's Book Fair, Manchester School of Art, Manchester