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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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Exists UKkland M-Atists??

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Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 17, 2019 at 2:07pm

So I should really be telling MMU Special Collections that this should travel onwards, shouldn't I?

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 16, 2019 at 2:13pm

Sadly all the frames belong to Special Collections and they want them back after the exhibition for the next exhibition. A lovely lady called Pauline framed most of them and what a wonderful job she did!  Each item stuck down with a conservators "porridge" made from wheatgrass or somesuch concoction that can be easily removed with a dab of water - amazing stuff!  

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 16, 2019 at 1:42pm

I can appreciate that ... but one thing that struck me was the amount of framing you'd done! This is half-ready to go. You owe this to the world!

The sideways photo does the same for me if I click on it ... but some platforms let you rotate within a thread.

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 16, 2019 at 1:32pm

If you click on the photo ( thanks BTW )  it flips round the right way . It does for me anyway.  yes, people are always asking "So where is it travelling to next" and as far as we are concerned after next April it's going straight back in the coal shed!   It would be nice to travel it around but so much work involved and we are knackered after two years sorting this one out!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 16, 2019 at 1:22pm

Sorry about the sideways photo ... does this website let me rotate a posted image? Or even delete it?

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 16, 2019 at 1:20pm

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 16, 2019 at 1:19pm

So ... where next? Because I'm in the West Midlands, I think, "Ooo - this would sit well in The Ikon, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Ty Pawb (in Wrexham), ....".

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 16, 2019 at 1:15pm

Mark Pawson did a lovely long rambling talk at the PV of the exhibition and said in effect that these things look very nice in vitrines and framed up beautifully but mail art really is "taking part" and you can't just show a tiny fraction of it  and expect people to undertsnad what it's like to receive things in the post every day for 40 years and all the interactions that go on "behind the scenes" - the scenes being many networks and many "nodes" and every mail artist has their own "node" that is different from everybody else's. It says it's a "glimpse" and thats what it is.

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 16, 2019 at 1:06pm

I do get the irony - I really do!

Comment by Mary Anne on October 16, 2019 at 11:25am

 

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