Archive for August, 2009

Home Work exhibition

I’m delighted to announce that the first exhibition of Home Work will open at The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate on Saturday, 5th September.

Interior, Kim Chinh, 2008

The opening reception will be on Saturday, 12th September 12-2pm.

Gallery address: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SA  01423 556188

Gallery opening hours: 10am to 5pm Tues to Sat, 2pm to 5pm Sun, closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. ADMISSION FREE.

The exhibition continues until the 8th November and then it will begin its tour at Light House in Wolverhampton.

Many thanks to Arts Council England, Yorkshire for funding the production of the exhibition.

August 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Just published

Anyone who might be interested in visiting or knowing more about some of the ‘craft’ villages around Hanoi may like to know of a new book just published by Sylvie Fanchette and Nicholas Stedman: Discovering Craft Villages in Vietnam: Ten itineraries around Ha Noi.

Craft villages book

“This book, the fruit of several years research by specialists working in Northern Vietnam, comprises ten itineraries, blending potted histories, legends, descriptions of craft techniques, signposted walks and maps, designed to introduce travellers and lovers of Vietnamese culture to forty or so villages around Ha Noi. Many of us have seen their wares on sale in shops in and around the 36 streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter or in other cities in the West. This book is about the true lives and enduring skills of the nameless artisans who made them.”

Sadly, by the time I had met Sylvie in Ha Noi, she had already commissioned a photographer to undertake the photography for the book but she has been able to publish several images from my Home Work project to supplement his work.

It is published by publishers Thế Giới in Hanoi ISBN 978-2-7099-1671-4

August 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment


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Home Work will be published by Dewi Lewis in July 2010

Cover of Home Work by Tessa Bunney