Emergence – Southern Arts & Craft Trail

Saturday 29th September to Sunday 14th October

10am – 4pm

Our resident artists  – Robyn Lees, Helmie Van Melle, Bruce Carter, Barb Thayne and Alison Kershaw – will be joined by sculptor Tony Docherty for our first Southern Arts & Craft Trail exhibition. Nikki Green, who will return to the studios in November, has also sent some exciting new work, hot off the presses of printing studios in New York and Long Island. We can’t wait to unpack the big parcel that arrived today!

Dark Diamonds by Hallowell Press

Hallowell Press’ first book, Dark Diamonds, was launched by Annette Carmichael on Saturday August 25th at the Butter Factory Studios. Music by violists Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin (playing as Marmotte) accompanied readings from the book by Caroline Caddy, Virginia Jealous, Nicola-Jane le Breton, Catherine Mercer, Yann Toussaint and Tony Docherty (reading Andy Ducker’s ‘Epilogue’).

Book sales were brisk and advance orders substantial, but a limited number of copies of the book are still available at Butter Factory Studios or by contating the press directly(please see http://hallowellpress.com/ for details).

Dark Diamonds is a collection of poetry from the south coast of Western Australia, published in Denmark, WA, edited by Graham Kershaw and illustrated with copper relief etchings by Alison Kershaw. The contributors are Karen Atkinson, Caroline Caddy, Maree Dawes, Andy Ducker, Virginia Jealous, Graham Kershaw, John Kinsella, Laurel Lamperd, Nicola-Jane le Breton, Catherine Mercer, Tracy Ryan, Kim Scott, Basil Schur, Barbara Temperton and Annamaria Weldon.

Dark Diamonds is published in a limited edition of 150, printed on Zerkall papers typeset using traditional letterpress techniques with New Centaur and Arrighi type from M&H Foundry, California, and bound by hand at the Press as a 72-page hardback. $100