Visiting Artist: Theresa Easton In Conversation

Save the date for visiting artist Theresa Easton in conversation with Angie Butler as part of the new Bower Ashton Library podcast series.

Thursday 23rd January 12- 1pm, in the library Special Collections area.

This is a free, public event and all are welcome to attend.

Printmaking and artists’ books provide a platform for Easton’s interpretation of social history and cultural commentary. As an artist with a socially engaged practice, Easton enjoys a collaborative approach to making artwork and developing ideas alongside participants. Community participation and political activism features as a driving force in her work. Easton is one of the founding members of Artists’ Union England, a trade union for visual & applied artists, and artists with a socially engaged practice.

Heritage interpretation plays an important part in Theresa Easton’s practice. Easton is interested in exploring cultural and historical episodes using contemporary printmaking processes. Central to Easton’s creative practice is the role of printmaking. Easton is interested in pushing the boundaries in printmaking and working with alternative materials to paper. Using printing techniques with glass, ceramics, brick clay and metal, Easton explores the inherent qualities of the material. Easton delivers regular workshops in printmaking & bookbinding from her studio in the heart of the cultural quarter of Newcastle, in the Ouseburn Valley.