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Negative Press Event: Martin Crawley and Jane Wildgoose in Bow, 17 June 2017

On Saturday 17 June, Negative Press London presented an intimate exhibition and salon-style event, which took place at Martin Crawley’s home and studio in Bow, London E3. Martin Crawley and Jane Wildgoose exhibited together for the first time for this special one-off event.

Martin exhibited three works from Arcadia, a commentary on ideas of the picturesque and its eighteenth century beginnings, the starting point of which was a set of 1950s postcards published by the British Museum of prints and drawings by Claude Lorraine.

Jane exhibited Lost But Not Forgotten, a work-in-progress inspired by nineteenth century amateur women hairworkers who made flowers from the hair of family and friends, which they entwined in commemorative wreaths and displayed on parlour walls.

Both discussed their art and read from their books published by Negative Press London.

Negative Press London, Martin Crawley, Jane Wildgoose, 17 June 2017

Martin Crawley and Jane Wildgoose at Martin’s studio in Bow, London E3, 17 June 2017

Negative Press London, Martin Crawley, Jane Wildgoose, 17 June 2017

Three works from ‘Arcadia’ by Martin Crawley

Negative Press London, Martin Crawley, Jane Wildgoose, 17 June 2017

‘Lost But Not Forgotten’ by Jane Wildgoose

Negative Press London, Martin Crawley, Jane Wildgoose, 17 June 2017

Martin Crawley reads from his book Placing Stones (Negative Press London, 2015)

 Negative Press London, Martin Crawley, Jane Wildgoose, 17 June 2017

Jane Wildgoose reads from Strong Room (Roelof Bakker & Jane Wildgoose, Negative Press London 2014)

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‘Strong Room’ goes to Paris

Victoria Browne and the wonderfully energetic team at Kaleid Editions are taking Strong Room to Paris during Paris Photo. Kaleid are part of the Polycopies Photobook Fair, where books by thirty-five independent international photo book publishers and distributors will be available to view and buy on a beautiful boat, the Concorde-Atlantique, which is positioned just below the Musée D’Orsay. The boat is open from Wednesday 12 November to Saturday 15 November. See

Strong Room has recently been acquired by Chelsea College of Arts Library, London, and is part of the collection of the Library Project, Photo Ireland.


Get ready to board the Concorde-Atlantique, Paris for the  Polycopies Photobook Fair



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Strong Room at London Art Book Fair 2014 | Whitechapel Gallery

Strong Room is represented by Kaleid Editions at the London Art Book Fair 2014 taking place at the Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September. More information here London Art Book Fair 2014 Strong Room

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A Visit to the Archives | Reviewed by Material Texts Network

A belated post. Dennis Duncan has reviewed ‘A Visit to the Archives’ by Jane Wildgoose – the essay that appears in Strong Room for the Material Texts Network.

He writes, “Wildgoose’s writing is carefully resonant. The short essay is organised around quietly suggested parallels. The digital index of the archive’s catalogue is set alongside the evocative power of the book which ‘calls up’ the memory of Wildgoose’s father’s death three decades before.”

Material Texts Network

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Strong Room | Reviewed in Source magazine

Strong Room has been reviewed in the spring issue of Irish photography magazine Source Photographic Review by Daniel Jewesbury.

He writes, “Here are tiny individual deaths, of experience and knowledge and tactile memory, quotidian interactions between the mental and the physical, in the old ‘real’ world, that world which, we now know, is merely a huge explanatory model of digital information, like those coloured balls connected with white sticks that are used to demonstrate atomic structures; a model where things with mass and dimensions in space represent data forms which, in truth, have neither. The book captures the passing into irrelevance, or historical curiosity, of the world model, and its simplicity is the key to its power.”
Source magazine issue 79











Source Photographic Review

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Strong Room | Kaleid 2014

Strong Room has been selected for a curated exhibition showcasing the best new European artists’ books at KALEID 2014 on Saturday 19 July in London.

Fifty new European artists’ books were selected by David Senior, Bibliographer at MoMA Library, New York; Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian at the National Art Library at the V&A Museum, London and Sofie Dederen, Director of the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.

Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, National Arts Library, V&A Museum explains:

“William Morris, Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Ed Ruscha, Anselm Kiefer: many of the greatest modern artists and designers have excelled themselves in the book format. The book offers artists sculptural and temporal formats, collaborative stimulus, and the opportunity to reach an audience in a particularly intimate way. KALEID editions make a real contribution to the arts by encouraging today’s artists and designers to ‘do books’, in awareness both of the great tradition and of the now. It carefully fosters appreciation, distribution and conversation among artists, critics and collectors, private and institutional. Far from killing the book, the digital information has made it exciting. People want to mix with books in real space: book fairs spring up almost every week. KALEID 2014 is especially valuable in mixing work from across Europe into the British scene, selected for conceptual strength and excellence of making.”

The exhibition is free to attend, tickets are available through the website. KALEID 2014

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Strong talk

Strong Room talk Hornsey Library

Roelof Bakker and Jane Wildgoose will be at Hornsey Library (behind Hornsey Town Hall), London N8 9JA for a talk and readings from Strong Room on Wednesday 7 May. This free event is organised by Crouch End Open Studios and starts at 7pm.

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Strong Room reviewed for Sabotage Reviews

Eleanor Hernsley has reviewed Strong Room for Sabotage Reviews.

‘Strong Room holds an enchanting collection of photographs alongside a short story that reignites a sense of archaic longing within us. The focus is, as with many other things, on the digital age, and the things modern day humans are missing out on. But this doesn’t come across as a stuck-in-the-past piece. Instead it’s more of a pining recollection, a remembering and longing for the past whilst being firmly set in the present.’

Sabotage Reviews

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Strong Room in Tokyo as part of F Book Show

Strong Room is included in the F Book Show at 72 Gallery in Tokyo from 26 March to 13 April 2014.

Tokyo Institute of Photography website

F Book Show photobookshow strong room

F Book Show Tokyo

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Strong Room at Tate Modern Bookshop

Strong Room Negative Press London Tate Modern Bookshop Jane Wildgoose Roelof Bakker

Strong Room in good company at Tate Modern Bookshop

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