Archive for September, 2010

Richard Tipping 30th October 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Richard Tipping

The Australian artist Richard Tipping is visiting London this month, working with Lawrence Upton on experimental word-sound-image projects, hopefully speaking at Goldsmiths and exhibiting new signart works at the Bookartbookshop in Hoxton.

He will be launching his new book from Writers Forum Off the Page on 30th October 2010 at the WF Workshop.

Richard Kelly Tipping studied film, philosophy and literature at Flinders University and completed a doctorate at the University of Technology Sydney. Born in South Australia (Adelaide 1949) he lectures in media arts in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, two hours north of Sydney. He is known as a poet through four published collections and representation in major anthologies including the Oxford Book of Australian Verse and the Penguin Book of Australian Poetry. He began composing typographic concrete poems on a manual typewriter in 1967, exploring the spatial qualities of lettering and the page as a field of composition. In the late 1970’s he began photographing ironies and oddities in public signage, and then began changing public signs to make new messages. He continues to explore the physical qualities of language as a sculptor and word-artist, exhibiting in cities including Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London and Berlin. He is represented by Australian Galleries). Small versions of some of his ‘artsigns’ are available through the stores of the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern. He continues making art with words, getting poetry off the page and into the streets.

Richard Tipping

Monday, September 6th, 2010

In addition to Richard Tipping’s participation in the Writers Forum workshop on 30th October 2010, he will be at Thursday Club (Goldsmiths, University of London) expected to be on 21st October 2010 and at Book Art Bookshop expected to be on 4th November 2010. More details when we have them

Forthcoming workshops

Monday, September 6th, 2010

It is hoped to relaunch Verbi Visi Voco, Writers Forum’s 500th publication, at the workshop on 25th September 2010.

It is hoped to relaunch Destruction in art by Bob Cobbing at the workshop on 9th October 2010

New publication by Bob Cobbing

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Writers Forum will publish Bob Cobbing’s late work with our tongue our drills and quadras. More details in some weeks’ time. Scheduled publication date  Saturday 9th October 2010 (subject to change) Price to be advised. No orders taken yet.

New publication by Bob Cobbing

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Bob Cobbing’s 8 image poem “Wire and Fork” from September 1992, which has apparently never been published, will be published in a small / limited edition by No Press of Calgary during 2010 and then republished by Writers Forum in an unlimited edition later in the year or in 2011. More information when it becomes available


New publication by Richard Tipping

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Writers Forum will publish Richard Tipping’s new book Off the page in October:

Tipping, Richard; Off the page; 40 pp, 20 in colour. Further details will be available soon. Scheduled launch date Saturday 30th October 2010 – Richard Tipping, who is based in NSW, Australia, will be present

Price to be announced