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Michael Leigh's Discussions

Merry Crimble !

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

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Michael Leigh commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Another Hannah H. inspired collage from the archives -"
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Jennifer Wallace replied to Michael Leigh's discussion What Is It That Makes It So Postal ? in the group Mail Art UK
"In one way, mail art's not turning out to be exactly what I wanted. Over the years I've accumulated boxes and boxes of material I thought that when I'd got time, I'd turn into something like collage / mixed-media ... and posting…"
Friday
Michael Leigh posted a photo

RJDAAR

This is my response to Mick Boyle's Ray Johnson Double project.
Friday
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"So I should really be telling MMU Special Collections that this should travel onwards, shouldn't I?"
Thursday
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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…"
Oct 16
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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…"
Oct 16
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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…"
Oct 16
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Sorry about the sideways photo ... does this website let me rotate a posted image? Or even delete it?"
Oct 16
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
Oct 16
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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), ...."."
Oct 16
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"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…"
Oct 16
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I do get the irony - I really do!"
Oct 16
Mary Anne commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
Oct 16
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Glad the poster etc. arrived. Here's a short video the library staff made -https://gramho.com/media/2142130003654029333"
Oct 16
Ruud Janssen commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"the original poster arrived!"
Oct 16
Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cafe
"Thanks No Idea. Not seen this video. Every bit of publicity most welcome!"
Oct 16

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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 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!

At 7:12pm on June 28, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Hi Michael, sorry for delay in replying. We were in communication around 2000-2001 I think. But also, long before that, I once delivered a friend in a sealed box to your International Mail Art Convention, in Lambeth, around about 1990 I reckon. Ben Part was his name, 'Part B' his alias. We then came in and made mail art together. It's a memory I still cherish! John Held Junior was also there, he helped me unload the 'parcel' from my 'delivery van'... Ben was not a small chap! I've long since lost touch with him. Marta Aitchson sent me some of your Ping Pong collaborative stamps which are lovely. Hope you're well and happy! Best wishes, Amrit

At 10:38pm on November 10, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia said…
 
 
 

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