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
Happy Friday! Placing Stones by Martin Crawley is available to pre-order now from the Negative Press online shop. Visit Negative Press Big Cartel Shop UK postage is free. Paypal and credit cards accepted.
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.
Victoria Browne and the wonderfully energetic team at Kaleid Editions http://www.kaleideditions.com/eshop/ 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. … Read more ‘Strong Room’ goes to Paris
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
Since publishing Still in 2012, Roelof Bakker has met a number of unique personalities in the world of independent publishing, people who are passionate about books and writing and do things in their own particular way. People like Meike Ziervogel from Peirene Press, an imprint specialising in publishing European novellas translated into English; Nicholas Royle who publishes chap … Read more Q&A | Ashley Stokes from Unthank Books
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 … Read more A Visit to the Archives | Reviewed by Material Texts Network
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 … Read more Strong Room | Reviewed in Source magazine