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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Leigh Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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Michael Leigh replied to Michael Leigh's discussion Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Not really.  We are making it up as we go.  Feel free to ask any questions!  A chance to meet other mail artists  and exchange postcards, rubber stampings ATC's etc.  John will do his talk at 4:45  and afterwards…"
10 hours ago
Jennifer Wallace replied to Michael Leigh's discussion Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Any more details anywhere?"
11 hours ago
Michael Leigh replied to Michael Leigh's discussion Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Just turn up.   They are keeping the gallery opn until 7pm apprently so a good opportunity to see the exhibition."
15 hours ago
Jennifer Wallace replied to Michael Leigh's discussion Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Do you have to book up for this or can you just turn up?"
17 hours ago
Michael Leigh left a comment for Nancy Nosegay
"Hi Nancy,  good to see you here.  All the best,  Michael"
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Michael Leigh added a discussion to the group Mail-Art Cafe
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Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester

This will be on the 25th February at Noon until 7pm in the Special Collections, 3rd Floor, All Saints Library MMU.  Manchester.  Renowned mail artist, collector and writer John Held (USA) will be there for a talk  at 4:30.  Also tour of exhibition, rubber stamping, mail art meetings etc.See More
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Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cafe
"Collaged diary with doodles and coffee packaging - France 1973,"
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Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail Art Archives
"Just a reminder that the CURIOUS THINGS archive show is still on in Manchester until April 3rd.   There will be a special talk and tour of exhibition on the 25th February at MMU with John Held from USA . More details to be announced soon."
Jan 19
Michael Leigh posted a status
"RIP Dobrica Kamperelic in Serbia. His OPEN WORLD 'zine was a regular arrival in our mail box during the 80's and 90's and noughties."
Jan 18
claire humphrys-hunt commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
Jan 15
res nullius aka. "res" commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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…"
Jan 13
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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."
Jan 13
Petrolpetal left a comment for Michael Leigh
"Please send me your postal address."
Jan 12
Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Assembling Zines
"Terry - I can't find an expample of the stitched 'zine spines at the moment but it wasa bit like this -"
Jan 6
Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Assembling Zines
"The next assembling 'zine I did with folded pages (A5) Card cover. 1990's"
Jan 6
Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Assembling Zines
"Terry - If I remember rightly, the blue tape was just cheap electrical tape I used to cover up the staples used to hold the pages together - not ideal!  If there is not much of a gap on the binding side it can be difficult to read some of the…"
Jan 6

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Mail-Artist since:
1967
My Website (without http://):
http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
How else would I get to meet so many fascinating and disturbed people?
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
wastedpapiers@yahoo.co.uk

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CURIOUS THINGS Private View

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 4:07pm 5 Comments

PV went well on Thursday night. Quite a few people - more than expected considering it was a Thursday and very wet.  Some folks came as far afield as London, Fife and Cardiff. One old Southend Art School chum I hadn't seen for over 50 years turned up, so that was nice.  Lots to catch up with, although a PV is not the best place to do that as you are mingling all the time and stressed about the speeches and the poem I had to read for National Poetry Day ( written especially by Roger "Radio"…

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CURIOUS THINGS Install

Posted on September 6, 2019 at 9:59pm 8 Comments

Yes, the install is going well. Posters and large decal printed - the window in library looks good. As does the cabinets although some are rather tall and not really suited to small flat works. 

Bloggy bloggy

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:23am 1 Comment

Not sure why they have a blog post here?  I guess you can write what you want. Any gibberish will do. Duffle coats through the mail?  Yes, I have never tried  I must confess. Wearing them seemed much preferable. I have worn many over the years. A green one, a beige one with wooden toggles, and the black one I have now which is a bit worse for wear - fraying at the cuffs. I need to look out for a new one. Maybe treat myself this Autumn. 

CURIOuS THINGS

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Special Collections. MMU   October 2019.  A.1. Waste Paper Co. Ltd.  Mail art archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones. 1970's to present day. A glimpse into the world of postal art. More news as it emerges.

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At 5:06pm on January 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

Please send me your postal address.

At 5:20pm on December 19, 2019, Richard Canard said…

19.12.19 Dare  Mister Michael Leigh,   ...Oh, to be in Manchester (at least for a couple of days)  Congratulations! "Curious Things" looks indeed most curious. Is that a Claes Olden burg  Rubber Stamp I see sitting on the topshelf of the vitrine??? Best Wishes (& deserving so )for your exhibition.SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 4:00pm on October 12, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net

You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week.

All the best,

Jack

At 1:14am on August 15, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Michael, could you send me your postal address? I wish to include you in a September mailing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fluxus Bucks. ~Jack Lattemann, Cascadia Artpost, 3116 Moore St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-3517 USA ~ jackklattemann@comcast.net

At 5:18pm on February 17, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Hi Michael, If you want to do a swop with me/UK add and pass let me have your address.  i've just added something to an add & pass from Laura so not really sure who to send it on to... 

ps I'm not on facebook/instagram/twitter, I'm a proper snail mail bunny

At 8:06pm on February 12, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Thank you Michael, I'm sorry for my delayed reply, I don't get on the computer too much.  Yes I'm a mail artist in the UK, based in London.  I was wondering if you might have a UK mail artists directory.  I'm mainly interested in mail art swops, or contributing to various themed calls - I prefer that over adding and passing.  

At 4:48pm on April 3, 2018, El Agujero de Mirna said…
At 1:41pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

I may get stickers. Very cheap all 

At 1:35pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

Thanks for the info, Michael.

At 5:09pm on June 29, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Thanks for the tip off, I found his website 'Part b' . Interesting to see what he's been up to!

 
 
 

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