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Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?

Website: http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Location: Cheshire UK
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Some stamps that me and Vittore Baroni in Italy collaborated on a couple of years ago.

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What Is It That Makes It So Postal ?

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Comment by Jennifer Wallace yesterday

It's collage conference time in England!

Linked to the Linder exhibition at Kettles Yard in Cambridge there's this on the 13-14 March: Symposium: Radical Materialities (free)

https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/symposium-radical-materialities/

Then on 27-28 March, there's more at Tate Britain: CUTTING EDGE: COLLAGE IN BRITAIN1945 TO NOW (£15 or £10)

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/conference/cutting-ed...

I plan to go to both.
Comment by Michael Leigh on Tuesday

Thanks Mary Anne - we shall be there in body and mind ( hopefully!).  A few on FB have expressed interest. Roger Radio and Jilly Jargon will be there.

Comment by Mary Anne on February 11, 2020 at 11:13am

I will be with you in spirit . . .

Comment by Michael Leigh on February 11, 2020 at 8:12am

Just a reminder in case any of you missed it. As part of the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition now on at Special Collections, MMU in Manchester. John Held is parachuting in as he returns to  USA via his flight from Budapest to do a talk about mail art and related stuff at 4:45pm in the All Saints Library, 3rd Floor, All Saints, MMU. MANCHESTER on the 25th February.  There will also be a tour of the exhibition, rubber stamping, exchange of ATC's etc. photo opportunities!  The exhibition will stay open until 7pm. for those who can't make the talk but want to meet up.

Comment by claire humphrys-hunt on January 15, 2020 at 6:10am

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on January 13, 2020 at 1:25pm

Beautifully printed fall 2019 Brexit Postcard from Alan Brignull of Essex. The off-register printing of the British flag implies so much, no matter what your outlook.

Don't you think the piece dances on the borders of visual poetry?

The back has been double-cancelled by the Royal Mail, has a triple-language air mail sticker, a 'dot-matrix' IUoMA logo, an address-artistamp (never seen that before!) an oldtype letterpress-style "ESSEX POST GOES AND COMES EVERY DAY :" stamp, and more. Thank you for this wonderful, topical, soon-to-be historic piece.

Maybe I did something good in another life?

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 13, 2020 at 12:54pm

Anyone in touch with Ona Doddle?  She came to the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition on Saturday apparently but didn't leave any forwarding address or number. Any clues greatly appreciated.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on December 31, 2019 at 2:23pm

Yet one more death announcement that made me stop and stand still - when I heard his age. Hearing too many of these led to me making this self-portrait earlier in the year.

Comment by Michael Leigh on December 31, 2019 at 11:13am

Yes, fonts can only sustain you for so long!   The Bonzos were a big part of my listening pleasure from the 60's onwards.  He will be greatly missed by many who loved that sort of  British musical eccentricity. I must watched that "How sweet...." too- thanks for mentioning it!

Comment by Mary Anne on December 31, 2019 at 10:47am

He did tell me that he had retired from mail art madness to concentrate on fonts.  I guess once it's in the blood . . .

Been watching 'how sweet to be an idiot ' on you tube.  Neil may not have been a God like Clapton et al, but he had a huge influence on my life one way or another . . .

 

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