On the first anniversary of the publication of In Camera by author Nicholas Royle and artist David Gledhill, Roelof Bakker from Negative Press talks to David Gledhill about the background to the paintings featured in the book and what it was like collaborating with fellow-Mancunian, author Royle. For your work, you source materials from both … Read more David Gledhill talks about art and ‘In Camera’, a collaboration with author Nicholas Royle
How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother is exhibited at the Dutch Centre in London until 18 December 2016. Four photographs were taken at Arnhem/Oosterbeek War Cemetery (ages 31, 32, 38 and 39). The Library, Dutch Centre, Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA. To make an appointment to view call 020 7588 1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibition … Read more How Many Hopes Lie Buried Here Mother, exhibition at the Dutch Centre
On Sunday 31 July Roelof Bakker from Negative Press London launched his photo book HOW MANY HOPES LIE BURIED HERE MOTHER at the grave of Canadian soldier James Carter Irwin in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery in south London. He delivered a short remembrance speech and laid flowers on James’ grave in the company of close friends. The photographs in … Read more HOW MANY HOPES LIE BURIED HERE MOTHER | Remembering James Carter Irwin
What a great evening the London launch of In Camera was. Many thanks to everyone who attended. The event took place at the Soho Collective on Moor Street on 10 May 2016, with German author and publisher Meike Ziervogel contributing by leading a discussion about the book, focusing on its setting in East Germany during the Cold War, David’s Gledhill … Read more ‘In Camera’ London launch, 10 May 2016 at the Soho Collective
In Camera had its Manchester pre-publication launch on Tuesday 3 May at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. Andrew Biswell, director of the Foundation, chaired this entertaining evening, with Nick reading two texts from the book and David explaining his approach to painting. Three paintings featured in the book were exhibited on the night. Big thanks … Read more ‘In Camera’ Manchester launch at Anthony Burgess Foundation
Artist Adrian Slatcher has reviewed Placing Stones by Martin Crawley for Sabotage Reviews. He writes: “This small press, expertly helmed by photographer/writer Roelof Bakker, specialises in beautifully produced and conceived books that mix the visual and the literary, and this latest work, presented elegantly in a plastic wrapping, has a delightful simplicity to it. I’m no geologist, but … Read more Placing Stones reviewed by Adrian Slatcher for Sabotage Reviews
MARTIN CRAWLEY was born in London in 1955 and has lived in the city all his life. After attending art school at Middlesex Poly, he supported his practice for many years working in animation. His work has been included in group shows at Angela Flowers (London), Manchester Art Gallery and Spacex in Exeter. He was based at Space … Read more Q&A | Martin Crawley talks about his book ‘Placing Stones’
Happy to see Placing Stones by Martin Crawley in the Artists Monographs section at the Tate Modern Bookshop in London, standing tall next to the likes of Louise Bourgeois. Thank you, Tate Modern for supporting our press and stocking our books.
Negative Press London returned to the Soho Collective in Moor Street, London W1, on Tuesday 24 February, for the launch of Placing Stones by Martin Crawley. The event included a moving recital by Martin of his text ‘Alistair’ and Stephen Wrench contributed a haunting reading of ‘Mercedes’ and talked about the book’s quality as a calm, meditative work, a non-shouting voice in a world … Read more ‘Placing Stones’ | launch
Delighted to reveal the cover artwork for Placing Stones by Martin Crawley, out early 2015. This will be the third book by Negative Press London. Placing Stones mixes delicate pencil drawings with haunting writing and includes an afterword by writer/poet John Douglas Millar.