Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Future/Past is an exhibition to celebrate. Theresa Easton, an artist from Newcastle is exhibiting some of her work. She has created chap books and broadsides, which were all designed at the print works. Here she is with some of her braodsides.
Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the National Trust for Scotland celebrating its 150th anniversary 2016.

Printmaking and artist’s 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 newly formed trade union for visually & 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.




  1. Hello Theresa (if I may!)

    I love your website – and I thought it would be good to connect,

    I Love the Idea of the Thrift Festival and I thought your readers may be interested in some tips from my book The Thrifty London Guide, There is a lot of information in the book for Art lovers.

    I originally compiled the “The Thrifty London Guide” so I could send it to London hospitals, so families of youngsters who are in hospital would be able to find inexpensive places to visit in London on the days when there youngsters were not receiving treatment – and were able to go out. I soon realised that the information enclosed would be helpful to all Londoner’s and visitors to London in these difficult economic times.

    Would love to hear your thoughts,

    Best Wishes
    Lynn Culver

    1. Hello Lynn
      thanks for you comment, your book sounds like a brilliant idea! I have to say i was completely taken aback by the amount of Thrifty tips received from the public visiting the Festival of Thrift, its a sign of the times however as the austerity measures bite and the greed from a select few continues to grow. I used to live in London years ago and can appreciate the need to access affordable places to visit, but like you say its even more pertinent now, and a ll lot of visitors to the city would benefit. Send me some further details and i will circulate as needed.
      Kind Regards

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