Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Blue Suede Shoes Book and Exhibition!

For several months now the Gumbo collective have been working on a project called 'BLUE SUEDE SHOES'. Our project has involved creating a book which started off as a word-play game. To start the game one person used a well-known phrase of three words, changed one of the words and passed it on to the next person, who in turn did the same, until we had a series of 12 lines of text. The story twists and turns to produce bizarre word combinations and unexpected happenings. Each artist then responded visually to these words to produce a rich mix of images.

We are delighted that Duke press, an independent publisher based in London, have decided to publish our book for us and produce a limited edition of 120 books,which will each have a screen-printed cover and be hand-stiched by the group. They wil be available to sell at our show (of the same name) which will run at the Art's Depot in North Finchley, London from 4th March to 1st May. At the show will be A2 prints from the book alongside the book itself and Gumbo artists work for sale. There will also be lots of activities for kids so we hope to see lots of families enjoying this show as well as adults!

We really hope to see you there and please help spread the word!

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