(w)ORD: EBBE+FLOW in Edinburgh
06 December 2022

The (w)ORD: EBBE+FLOW box will be in Edinburgh from the 15th December 2022 to 10th Jan 2023
as part of
The Society of Scottish Artists 130th Annual Exhibiton
in the
Upper Galleries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

David Faithfull and I will be talking about the project on Saturday 16th December at 12pm in the Upper Galleries, by the box.


Bibliotek Nordica at BOOKED
06 December 2022

Bibliotek Nordica is at BOOKED - Artists Book Exhibition
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre
Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki
from 26 November - 18 December 2022


Bibliotek Nordica is a Codex Polaris Production, and I, on behalf of Codex Polaris, will be part of the panel discussion about Aritsts Books on 26th November at 12pm.


B-OPEN at Bergen Ateliergruppe
06 December 2022


Illuminating the Non-Representable
07 December 2022


(w)ORD: EBBE+FLOW at An Tobar
07 December 2022


Artists' Books at Galleria Duetto
12 July 2022

I have work in the next exhibition at Galleria Duetto, in Helsinki, Finland opening on the 20th July - until 14. August 2022. Bibliotek Nordica will also be on show alongside a group of artists working with books.


SIGLA BINDA in Iceland
12 July 2022

SIGLA BINDA (sailing / binding) is a Codex Polaris (Norway) curated exhibition in collaboration with the Arkir Book Art Group from Iceland. Five artists from Norway and five artists from Iceland show book art works at the Icelandic Printmaking Association Gallery in central Reykjavik until 16. July. 2022.


Nordic Letterpress Project
12 July 2022

An amazing weekend workshop and artist presentation of work produced in the last two years for the Nordic Letterpress Project organised by Lina Nordenström (SE) and Angie Butler (UK) at GG Print Studios, Uttersberg, Sweden took place in may 2022. We finally managed to meet up for this Corona hit project to show and discuss and share skills. Participating artists Carl Middleton (UK), Camilla Gunnar (FIN), Angie Butler (UK), Lina Nordenström (SE), Edward Johanson (Åland) and Imi Maufe (NO).


BABE 2022
21 April 2022

Codex Polaris will be at Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE)
on the 23. and 24. April at Bower Ashton Campus, UWE, Bristol, UK:


Codex Polaris will be representing the following Norwegian based artists:

Breton Cassette, Nanna Amstrup, Lisa Him-Jensen, Ane Thon Knutsen, Anne Tveit Knutsen, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe, Elisabeth Rydland Nilssen, Radha Pandey, Johan Solberg, Randi Annie Strand

Codex Polaris is involved in organising the Nordic focus at this year's BABE for the Scandinavian Artists Book Particapation Project (SABPP):


The following Nordic stands will be attending BABE:

Pist Protta (Denmark) https://www.spacepoetry.dk
Bladr (Denmark) https://www.bladrbladr.net
Galleri Duetto / Hannele Nyman / Eeve-Liisa Isomaa (Finland) https://www.galleriaduetto.fi
ARKIR Book Art Group (Iceland) https://arkir.art
Print and Friends (Iceland) https://www.printandfriends.com
Bergen Art Book Fair / Pamflettt (Norway) https://www.babf.no / https://pamflett.no
Kurt Johannessen (Norway) www.zeth.no
Codex Polaris (Norway) www.codexpolaris.com
Malmö Artists Book Biennale (Sweden) http://mabb2022.se
GG Print Studio / Lina Nordenstrøm (Sweden) https://www.grafikverkstan.se
Timglaset / Joakim Norling (Sweden) https://www.timglaset.com



(w)ORD: EBBE FLOW at Galleri Rustica
07 December 2022


23 November 2021

A Codex Polaris production : unique artists’ books by Icelandic and Norwegian artists:
Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Kristin Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug
Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, Imi Maufe, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir
Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir, Randi Annie Strand

Exhibition at Entrée, Bergen, Norway
27.november 2021 til 23. jan 2022


Image: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, HAF/HAV (2021)


Bergen Art Book Affair in Ålesund
20 October 2021

I am one of six artists/presses taking part in the Bergen Art Book Affair in Ålesund this coming weekend.

For more info: BABF goes to Ålesund


Illuminating the Non-Representable
20 October 2021

I am part of the Illuminating the Non-Representable symposium, a three day online symposium for the Artistic Research Project run by Hilde Kramer at Faculty of Design, University of Bergen.

Illuminating the Non-Representable


ÜBERGANG - Edition/Basel
04 August 2021

The exhibition for the Edition/Basel Session 2 residency takes place this coming weekend with work by international printmakers from Norway, Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, California, Japan, Germany and Switzerland, printed around the world, and at Druckwerk with the theme of Übergang/Transition.

Papiermülhe Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Opening Friday 6th August at 6pm, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 11-5pm



30x30 at Diss Corn Hall
01 July 2021

30x30 is the latest exhibition organised by Sue Maufe and Caroline Denyer and this time involves 30 artists each with three 30x30cm works exhibited at the Lower Gallery at Diss Corn Hall, Norfolk Saturday 2nd July til 7th August.


Jane Espig, Belynda Sharples, Gayle Evans, Clare Beaton, Geoffrey Lefever, Jane Ironside, Jane Robins, Imi Maufe, Sue Maufe, Hana Maufe, Gillian Mackinnon, Corinne Campbell, David Davis, Rod Bugg, Fran Bugg, Mary Mellor, Kate Farley, Polly Binns, Phil Barrett, Emily Lucas, Naomi Clements, Eleanor Wood, Gordon Senior, Caroline Denyer, Madeleine Denyer, Sarah Cannell, Nigel Orme, Maddy Pikarsky, Nicky Stainton, Will Teather


01 July 2021

A new site specific work is currently installed at the CLEY21 exhibition titled NOWHERE.

A series of 9 aluminium signs referencing traffic and railway signs inspired by an early edition of an I-Spy book go nowhere in the graveyard of Cley Church, Norfolk until the 1st August. CLEY21 is curated by Amanda Geitner. Sign production by Steve Abbot of Lyng Forge.

The image here is from a 6am photoshot in a field in Norfolk during last years lockdown.



Book Boxed on tour
26 April 2021

I will be giving a BOOK TALK for the Center of Book Arts in New York

Tuesday 4th May
18.00 Norwegian /European time / 17.00 UK time and 12.00 NY time

click here to join the talk


22 April 2021

BKFHsalong - an exhibition celebrating the regional artists association Bildernes Kunstneres Forening Hordaland 90th anniversary.

The packed version of Translating Travels is among 150 works of art shown at Hordaland kunstsenter from 21st April til 9th May.

Poster/Flyer designed in collaboration with Andreas Dybdal.



22 April 2021

IMPACT 11 International Print Festival in Hong Kong is online this year - with exhibitions avalbile to the public without a pass

Posted/Unposted•British lsles is a project that I have recently completed for Codex Polaris in collaboration with Angie Butler


and I also have work in the State of Print project (very hard to spot!)



Rom for bøker
18 January 2021

My retrospective/installation/collection of artists books and prints - Translating Travels -is part of the exhibition - Rom for bøker - to be shown at Kristiansand Kunsthall opening on 30th Jan 2021.

Room for books - giving artist’s books the space they need to fold out!
Five exhibitions of artist’s books will fill the large gallery space at Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway at the beginning of 2021. Four artists - Kurt Johannessen, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe, and Randi Annie Strand - known for their artist’s book production, each present a comprehensive collection of their work. In the fifth space Codex Polaris will create an exhibition for Bibliotek Nordica - a collaborative project including 82 artists from the Nordic countries.

For more information about the exhibition (in Norwegian)


B-OPEN 2020
24 September 2020

Bergen Ateliergruppe studios are open on Sunday 27th September from 12 -17

Lots of surprises and an exhibition titled Bak Terrorgjerdet (Behind the Terror Fence) here at Dokken Havnelagret.

Remember your ID (passport or Driving licence) to get into the Harbour area.

Join us for the yearly open studios around Bergen city this coming weekend!
Corona safety is in place.



24 September 2020

Thanks to Arkir for putting up this amazing exhibition at the National Library in Reykjavik, Iceland despite Corona! The exhibition is up from 21st August til 20th September 2020.

I made a new piece to accompany an artists book I published in 2003 - 121 MDF panels with router drawings depicting the start of the road of a 121 day bicycle ride that took place exactly 20 years ago - Island hopping from the UK via Orkney, Shetland, Faroes and returning via Norway and Denmark.



Stroud Wayzegoose
02 March 2020

I am coming over to England for this weekend exhibition in Stroud 7th and 8th March!
I will be there on the Saturday:)




October 2019 News
15 October 2019

Lots of things happening in October! A month of train travel around Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, with a quick visit to Frankfurt.

GG Print Studio in Uttersberg, in the middle of the Swedish forest, have just opened their 10 Year anniversary exhibition at Galleri Astley. Have work in the exhibition and just did a talk as part of their anniversary program, and have been working away on a new series for Galleri VOX 30x30 exhibition in November.

Currently on my way to Frankfurt Book Fair to show Bibliotek Nordica on behalf of Bergen Art Book Fair on the Bergen Kommune stand - Come find me in Hall 5!



B-Open 2019
16 April 2019

B-Open 2019 takes place 27th and 28th April.
Bergen Ateliergruppe will be open only on the sunday
But we will have cakes!


This is a once yearly chance to get to see what happens on this side of the fence!!



Bibiotek Nordica at BABE
22 March 2019

I will be at Bristol Artists' Book Event at the Arnolfini in Bristol, UK
on Sat 30th March, 11am - 6pm and Sun 31st March, 11am - 5pm




02 February 2019

Codex Nordica is a project that I spent much of 2018 organising and it is soon to happen - 3rd til 6th February 2019

A group of artists who work with books will be travelling out to California at the beginning of February 2019 for the international focus at this years CODEX book fair and symposium run by the Codex Foundation. We have six stands, one for each of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and one for a collective project Bibliotek Nordica (www.codexpolaris.com/bibliotek-nordica).

We will also be opening the exhibition of Posted/Unposted ++ at the San Francisco Center for the Book on the 2nd February, and giving a talk about Codex Polaris at the Book Club of California.

This project is a Codex Polaris Project.


Norske Bøker in Italy
12 March 2019

A Travelling Collection of books from Norway have been shown at the Fruit Exhibition in Italy in February. Banner design by myself!



SwimWalk Edinburgh
29 May 2018

Join the SwimWalk Edinburgh on the 16th June by registering at:


The SwimWalk is part of the Translating Travels exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers.


MABB 2018
17 April 2018

Taking Posted / Unposted project to Malmö Artists Book Biennale this weekend - find me at the Codex Polaris stand




Translating Travels
11 March 2018

Translating Travels exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers
My first solo show since 2008 is a retrospective collection of works under the title Translating Travels and has been commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers, where I completed a residency in November 2017. In addition to this work I have commissioned 30 artists to create an edition of postcards which will be on show in the gallery shop for the first half of the exhibition, and these from an alternative catalogue.

Artist Talk 6.30pm on Friday 6th April 2018
Preview 7.30 - 9.00pm on Friday 6th April 2018

The Exhibition is running until 21st July 2018. With more events plan for the duration of the show.

Please see Edinburgh Printmakers website for more information.


First Aid - Artists' Books at KMD
09 October 2017

I will be showing a selection from my collection of international artists' books at the newly installed furniture at the newly opened Faculty of Art, Music and Design at The University of Bergen, Norway

On Saturday 21st October between 12-4pm.

Pop in for a bit of bookish first aid!


Norway meets China in a Bookshelf
09 August 2017

Invited by Northing and Bergen Zines I will be travelling to Beijing to the Book Art Fair at the Meridian Centre, in Central Beijing. The book fair takes place at from 23th to 26th August.

to follow this project see bergenzines.no/


BABE 2017
23 March 2017

Adie+Maufe will be showing book works at Bristol Artists Book Fair on 1st and 2nd April, at the Arnolfini in Bristol.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

For more info see BABE 2017


02 February 2017

Adie+Maufe will be showing work at the CODEX Book Fair in Richmond, California, USA from 5th-8th Feb 2017.

Adie+Maufe is books and other small publications by Megan Adie and Imi Maufe. Based in San Francisco and Bergen, Norway, with outposts in Malmö, Sweden; Norfolk, England; and Basel, Switzerland, the duo works both individually and together making artist books, prints, and ephemera. In addition to their work as artists, Adie and Maufe are organisers, and between the two of them have founded a successful residency in Basel, Switzerland and organised several group projects, including, most recently, Smak av Bok (Taste of Book).


With support from Bergen kommune.


Smak av Bok in Førde
12 January 2017

Smak av Bok's last destination will be at the Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum in Førde with an opening on Saturday 21st Jan at 1pm.

for more info see SFKM


Trip to the States
11 January 2017

I will be showing work at the 6th Biennale CODEX book fair and seminar in Richmond, California from 5th-8th Feb 2017 with Megan Adie under the collaborative name Adie+Maufe.

Also going to be spending two months on residency at Kala Art Institute with 24 hour access printing.


Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency
05 November 2016

Will be arriving at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, Scotland on Monday 7th November for the two week Nov 2016 Interdisciplinary Residency.



25 September 2016

Boken som samtida konstform i Norden - Books as Contemporary Art in the Nordic Countries and a three week residency at Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet, Uttersberg, Sweden

For three weeks I will be based at the printstudio in Uttersberg, working on two projects, one about swimming and one about a BIKE BAOT journey from the summer.

Next weekend is the yearly seminar at Grafikverkstan Godsmagazinet and I will be taking part alongside 8 artists who work with books from Norway, Sweden and Finland. On Sunday 2nd Oct we will be giving presentations of our work. Visit if you are in the area! Can recommend a visit to this secret place.



Smak av bok
01 August 2016

Now working on an exhibition that will open very shortly at the United Sardine Factory in Bergen.
10 artists who's work includes the element of a book have been working together for the last year to put together this exhibition.

If you are in Bergen it would be lovely to see you on the 18th august at 7pm at USF.


Voyage Boxed Website
23 August 2016

Voyage Boxed is now documented in a new website (designed and initiated by Ding Ren) which brings together all information of exhibitions that the Box has travelled the world to and where it is to be found in collections.

The next port of call for Voyage Boxed with be at CODEX Book Art Fair in San Fransisco in Feb 2017.

but until then here is the new website



5th International Print Residency Basel
27 July 2016

Just returned from two weeks in Basel working at Druckwerk print studio with 13 international artists, creating work for the theme of SWARM. Exhibition was held 22th - 24th July at Kaskadenkondensator gallery in the same Warteck building - an old brewery now housing a myriad of creative practices.

More info click here


2016 Basel International Print Residency


Kaskadenkondensator Gallery
Friday, July 22, 7 PM
Burgweg 7 / Warteck PP / Basel

13 international artists and a film maker (from Australia, England, Japan, Germany, Indien, Cuba, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US) present works on a common theme, completed during the 5th annual Print Residency at druckwerk studio in Basel, Switzerland.

Opening hours
Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 6 PM


LENvention 2016
03 August 2016

This June I was invited to LENvention 4, the annual get-together of the Letterpress Etiquette Network - a collaborative group set by Angie Butler and Hazel Grainger.

This years participants were LEN regulars Angie Butler (ABPress), Andrew Morrison (Two Wood Press), Rachel Marsh (Semple Press), Hazel Grainger (HGmakes), Lucy Guenot and Philippa (Caseroom Press). Tim Mosely from Griffith University, Australia was invited to lead the two day workshop at UWE, Bristol.

Phillipa Wood has a great blog with lots more images on and explains the thinking behind the two day intensive workshop which was brilliant fun.


JAPAN BLUES is travelling
24 May 2016

Japan Blues has been selected for three exhibitions/ collections this year.

A new exhibition Wanderlust at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregan is about to open with 56 books from 54 international artists. Japan Blues is included.


Japan Blues is part of Kaleid 2016 new collection and has just been shown at the OFF Print fair in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. Kaleid2016 will tour to the USA later this year.


Japan Blues is included in an exhibition at Northern Print called Japan Prints Now.



03 April 2016

An exhibition in Oslo at Norske Grafikere BOUND / UNBOUND - book - print - sculpture opens on the 7th April at 6pm. Selected artists who work with books. Am looking forward to seeing what the show looks like.



Printing in Bristol
12 November 2015

Have just spent the week printing at The Letterpress Collective, at the Centre Space studios in Bristol. Using a lot of the type that I first learnt letterpress with from the Bristol Industrial Museum, i felt like i had come full circle nine years after leaving that fun city of Bristol for Bergen.

It is amazing what you can print in four days with great help from Nick and Ellen from TLC and the sorting abilities of Gayle.

A month in Finland summed up in a book and box. Box yet to be completed. See more info about Finland residency and work here


Wish You Were Here?
12 November 2015

I have work in Jeremy Cooper's Postcard Collection at Hestercombe Gallery, in Cheddon Fitzpaine near Taunton. Exhibition is up until 28.02.2016.

Wish You Were Here?


Arteles Residency Finland
07 October 2015

Am currently in central Finland on residency at Arteles for the month of October. Arteles Creative Centre is based in an old school in the countryside. There are nine people here with the residency title of 'Enter Text'. The majority are authors and poets. Have spent the first few days cycling around the lanes thinking and taking a collection of photos of buildings. This is a residency that is very open, no outcome is required so it is great just to time and space. Curious to see what happens besides saunas and Northern Lights, stewed apple and blueberries, cycle rides and lake swims, frost and autumn colours.


Basel International Print Residency
26 July 2015

Now in Basel Switzerland at Druckverk at the Warteck. Fourteen international printmakers are working night and day to get work done for the exhibition that opens on friday 31st July at 7pm. The theme was decided last wednesday during our first day of thinking and planning in a group! Things unnoticed.

Have taken the theme quite literally and letterpress printed a set of postcards 'an unnoticed thing'. This have been placed round the studio and will be placed along the bank of the Rhine on Friday after swimming the length that is permissable. The Rhine has been a source of inspiration and also cool down in sweltering temperatures. Each day a float down the Rhine from the top bridge to some point lower down. It is strange to float in a northerly direction.

New book relating to the river swims inspired by flea market finds is coming off the letterpress so will be spending a lot of the rest of the time cutting and folding! Look in the residency page for more info.


Kaleid London 2015
26 July 2015

Voyage Boxed and 26 Tunnels and a Ferry have been selected for Kaleid London 2015 which took place on 18th July at the Art Academy in London.



Finding the Way
20 July 2015

BAG Art Camp 2015 is over and we have left Melbu after two intensive and fun weeks.
Finding the Way is a series of arrow signs created for the residency and refers to arrows found in Melbu.

For more info take a look at the residency and the exhibition


og at vi sammen bar - exhibition opening in Melbu
20 July 2015

The result of BAG Art Camp's residency in Melbu.


BAG Art Camp 2015
24 May 2015

Nine artists from Bergen Ateliergruppe will be travelling up to Melbu in North Norway for Nordland Academy for Arts and Science summer festival. We will be working for one week on new work in the old wool storage office building which is currently being renovated before putting up an exhibition during the festival. The week will start with a tour of Melbu on land and by boat. Will post more when I arrive in Melbu. Festival dates 4. - 11. July. This is the first of four residency/workshops I am taking part in before the end of October. Time to get creative.


Norske bøker
24 May 2015

Norske bøker - the collection of Norwegian artists books which started out as a collection for Doverodde Centre of Book Arts, Denmark finished it's tour at BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) in April. Four of the artists took the books to Bristol and were among over 100 other stand holders in the Arnolfini. A great weekend which also included visits to London Centre of Book Arts and the Letterpress Collective in Bristol.


Japan Blues
10 March 2015

Have been working with material from Japan - a new postcard book and print have been screen printed at Trykkeriet, Bergen.

still got a few final details to finish off but here is an image of 8 of 12 postcards. They are waiting for a box to be made to create an edition of 10 box works holding the 12 postcards. The prints are on white Somerset paper, more info later.


JAPAN study tour 2014
12 November 2014

Have just returned from one month travelling in Japan, filling a sketchbook and camera memory card, trying to take on board all the new impressions and inspirations from my time taking trains from the North to the South. It will take a while to soak in but hopefully some new work with come out of this trip. Now back in Bergen to concentrate on the harbour right outside my window.
See here for more.


B-Open - imi's mini art mart
08 September 2014

B-Open is a biannual open studio event in Bergen on 13th and 14th Sept from 12-4pm.

We are opening our studios at Bergen Ateliergruppe, home to 16 artists in a large concrete industrial building in the middle of the container harbour, which is not normally open to the public.

I am showing a work in progress installation of objects and small scale art works, including some of the last stock of my typewriter jewellery. imi's mini art mart has works for sale that you can pluck straight from the installation and take with you. (no cash machines in this area).

To get access to the container harbour you must bring photo ID with you (passport, driver's licence or Bank card with photo). Entrance to the container harbour is via the manned gates by the round-a-bout on O.J.Brochs gate. SeeB-Open website for more info.

Bergen Ateliergruppe is also hosting the children's workshop this year so bring all the family - for more info click here.

Looking forward to seeing you on saturday (sorry i am not around on sunday but the installation is!)


17 June 2014

LK 243 UnderSail will be travelling from Denmark to Norfolk next week in time for its next exhibition at Cley church as party of the Creative Conversations exhibition for Cley14, curated by Rod Bugg and Polly Binns.


3 Nordic book art exhibitions
14 April 2014

A crate has arrived containing 45 artist's books by 25 artists for one part of an exhibition that is going open on 6th May at Doverodde book art centre, in Denmark. The books form an exhibition called Norske bøker, that will travel to various locations over the next year. Next stop is hopefully Bergen library, with the final stop being at the University of the West of England, Bristol in feb 2014.

LK243 UnderSail will also be at Doverodde before it travels to Norfolk for Cley14 opening on 3rd July.


Northern Print fundraising
21 March 2014

I have dontated my images of Unison Colour jars to help Northern Print raise funds for their studios.

All in a good cause - you never know when you need a willing, helpful and fun printmaking studio especially when you are on a residency with no equipment. Northern Print were a great resource when I was artist in residence at Highgreen, Northumberland 2007-08.

Have a look at what Northern Print have done with the jars, and if very flush give them a hand with fundraising!



Voyage Boxed
16 February 2014

At last - one year on - an answer to a touring exhibition of Voyage!
Voyage Boxed is a collection of 18 works by artists who took part in Voyage: sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts at Künstlerhaus Dortmund in 2013.

The works measure 14.8 x 14.8cm and fit into a handmade box. For more information see here.


Norway from the Inside
06 January 2014

First exhibition of the new year is a set of postcards for the "The Postcard is a public work of art" exhibition at X marks the Bökship gallery in Bethnal Green, London. If you are in London pop in.

X marks the Bökship

Here are some images from the exhibition


The Sketchbook Project
09 December 2013

Have made this sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library, New York. It is a sketchbook of screenprint offcuts from my recent work and will be touring with the entire USA tour in 2014.

see here for the travelling show


36 Tunnels and a Ferry
19 September 2013

A new screen-printed book documenting the bus journey from Bergen to Røldal where I was artist in residence this summer has been editioned! This book was the result of a commission by IMPACT 8 International Print Conference in Dundee, under the theme of the conference "Artist as Explorer"!

It is 5 x 5 x 4 cm when closed, but fully stretched would measure 3.5metres! It is a very kinetic book, and not so easy to take images of.

When I was making this book there was a lot in the news about Norway's road tunnel network, a lorry caught fire in one 11km long tunnel (lots of people were evacuated, but fortunately no casualties) and just this week, a 300 tonne rock has blocked the entrance to one of the tunnels named in the book!

Only 25 of these small books have been produced, screen printed, cut and folded by hand.


WordPlay Shetland
04 September 2013

LK 243 UnderSail finished it tour for 2013 appropriately back in Shetland. I presented the project as part of WordPlay, Shetland's book festival on Tuesday 3th Sept at 7pm in Screen 2 of the Mareel culture house in Lerwick. A really professional space to speak in, this photo doesn't do it justice.

The exhibition was displayed in the foyer outside Screen 2 during the festival, along side visitors to the cinema and cafe, a delegation from Creative Scotland were given a tour of the exhibition, which was an honour as they were one of the funders of the project.

It was good to be back in Shetland!

WordPlay 2013

Now on to new work!


IMPACT 8 Dundee
06 August 2013

Next stop is Dundee, where I am attending IMPACT 8 International Print Conference from the 27th August to 1st September. An academic poster presentation and the touring exhibition of LK 243 UnderSail will be on show. Have also been asked to create a new book for the conference using the theme of Artist as Explorer / boundaries and crossings. This book is in the making involving a bus journey from Bergen to Røldal.


After that I will catch the ferry up to Shetland taking LK 243 UnderSail with me to present it to the Wordplay Festival, and completing its journey for 2013.

Here is LK243 at Dundee in the Book art exhibition


Miniutstilling i litteraturhuset
14 June 2013

Miniutstilling i Røldal Litteraturhus.

Jeg er snart ferdig med mitt gjestekunstneropphold i Verdens Minste Litteraturhus i Røldal og inviterer til en miniutstilling i huset lørdag 13.07.13 kl.12-16. Denne helgen er jeg tilstede og vil forteller om mitt arbeide.
Utstillingen vil stå ut juli.

Siden markedshelgen har jeg samlet inn 70 svar til spørsmålet "Hvor er ditt sentrum?" og har brukt disse svarene til å skape arbeid i form av bøker. Disse vises sammen med andre verk inspirert fra boksamlingen i huset og inntrykk fra sitt opphold i bygda. Kjøper du en bok fra BokBua vil du heretter kunne finne et kunstarbeid gjemt i den.

Mer info se residency section av denne websiden

Welcome to a mini exhibition at the Literature House in Røldal where I have been artist in residency for a couple of weeks. Have been taking inspiration from the books in this very small house and my impressions of Røldal.

Please look at the residency section of this website for more info


Kaleid Editions London
13 June 2013

My book 'Getting Lost' has been selected for the Kaleid Editions show in July.

and was sold to the Tate in London.


BABE at Arnolfini, Bristol
06 April 2013

I will be exhibiting the result of the residency onboard the Swan during the Tall Ships Races 2011 at this years Bristol Artists Book Event at the Arnolfini on 20th and 21st april from 11am-5pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

BABE at the Arnolfini

click for more images of the residency and exhibition


07 March 2013

Installation of the Voyage exhibition at Künstlerhaus Dortmund took place in a busy week before the opening on the 8th feb. An intense, but hugely rewarding week working with ten of the artists who were present during installation and the opening. Rona and I made some surprise discoveries chatting with the artists, and there was a great exchange of adventures at sea and conversations about artistic practice.

The exhibition is open for two more weeks. On the last day, 17th March, the curators will give a presentation of their own work related to sea journeys at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund at 5pm.

for more info about Rona Rangsch see here

and for more about the exhibition
Küsntlerhaus Dortmund


09 January 2013

The opening of the exhibition 'Voyage: sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts' curated by Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (www.kh-do.de) is at 8pm on 8th Feb.

The eleven artists will be attending the opening: John Cumming (UK), Andrew Friend (UK), Lutz Fritsch (DE), Matthew Herring (UK), Gunnar Jónsson (IS), Simon Le Reuz (UK/DE) David Lilburn (IR), Ding Ren (NL/USA) Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (NO), Jeff Talman (USA), Sally Waterman (UK)

A book section includes work by: Peter Bennett, Tacita Dean, David Fatihfull, Simon Faithfull, Carolina de la Fe, Sven Johne, Sukaina Kubba, Laurie Lax, Peter Matthews, Sarah Ramona, Judith Schalansky, Ian Stephans, Susan Timmins, ‹usus› Uta Schneider & Ulrike Stoltz, Thomas Whittle, Carola Willbrand, Philippa Wood.

On the closing day of the exhibition, 17th March at 5pm, Maufe and Rangsch will give artist's presentations about their own projects related to the exhibition's theme to give an insight into their motivation for realising the show.

Künstlerhaus Dortmund is open Thurs-Sun 4-7pm

For more information about the exhibition in english click HERE and in German clickHERE


Turn the Page book fair
15 May 2012

The Turn the Page book fair in Norwich (4th and 5th May) was a special two days. It was a treat to show my work for the first time, in the part of the country where i grew up. The fair was superbly curated and coordinated, with a selected group of artists many I've not seen before at a book fair. Under the glass roof of the Forum, a new audience had a chance to discover book arts, most were really just on their way to the library.

Lots of great conversations, with friends and strangers.


Found Sea Postcards
12 April 2012

The LK 243 UnderSail project has now been completed and is off on the beginning of a new journey. The Bunk Box that was made and used onboard the Swan, is now the container for the complete exhibition which is due to start touring at the end of April. More info on that soon.

Part of the Swan residency involved putting 43 wooden postcards in the sea from Waterford to Halmstad. A book has been made about this part of the project and at the time of going to print 6 postcards had been found and returned. Now two more have arrived. Number 3 was found on Nethertown Beach, Near Carnsore Point outside Wexford, Irland and number 34 has been found a long way from where it started.

Number 34 was dropped in the North Sea just outside Stavanger, Norway and was found on 7th March over six months later on an island called Bogla, which at 66º48.N is above the Arctic Circle! So keep searching those beaches, you never know what you may find!


Happy New Year 2012
08 January 2012

Happy New Year / Godt nytt år

May 2012 bring lots of adventures large and small!


4 SEA POSTCARDS have been found
23 August 2011

I have arrived in Shetland to finish of the LK243 UnderSail residency, and have just collected 5 SEA POSTCARDS from Shetland Arts office. Exciting! 43 SEA POSTCARDS were placed in the sea between Waterford, Ireland and Halmstad, Sweden and numbers 5, 8, 13, 15, 16 have been found between Fleetwood, Lancashire and Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

If you do find a SEA POSTCARD feel free to write your contact details on the back so I can get in touch with you.

Keep looking there are 38 still to be found!

The documentation resulting in this dispersal and collection of SEA POSTCARDS will form part of the LK243 UnderSail exhibition that is planned to travel back to some of the destinations that the Tall Ships Race 2011 visited next year: more info later.

Look in the Residency Section on right for more info and images.


The End of the Race
11 August 2011

The Talls Ships Race 2011 finished in the harbour of Halmstad, West Sweden after 5 and a half days at sea. Leaving Stavanger we were becalmed and went round and round in circles of a few days. It is very confusing to leave your watch sailing south (the direction that we wanted to go in) sleep and then wake for the next watch only to be pointing north! On our trip from Lerwick to Stavanger we sailed in one straight line at course 110°! This was a new experience for me that you can't just go in the direction you want under sail! With no wind and northerly currents we were pushed backwards! Like normal the Swan was at the back of the pack, but we didnt mind, we have a very comfy solid boat!

This part of the residency has come to an end, it has been a really big adventure, have shared the Swan with 46 other sailors, small things have happened along the way, funny incidents, broken eggs, lost buiscuit box lids, captains dinners, crew parades, painted faces, garden gnomes, dodging cargo ships in the dark, hunting for waffles etc. Incidences that are hard to retell or capture. But I am going to try!

After 4 days off the boat the world has just stopped rocking!

Now with a quick turnaround in Bergen I set off for North Uist and Shetland for the next month, to get the essence of the adventure down on paper. Time to reflect and start making! Time to concentrate.


Life on the Swan
22 July 2011

I have been at sea since the 1st July with lots of stop overs at ports and harbours along the way, on board the Swan, a Shetland herring drifter from 1900, as artist in residence during the Tall Ships Race.

It has been an non stop adventure of sailing in calm seas and rough ones, and of festivals at each port. Living on a small boat with 15 others of which 8 are teenagers, being on watch at unearthly times of night, sleeping and cooking and just getting into the rhythm of the sailing experience takes time and leaves little time to get anything else done. The call of "All Hands on Deck", "Breakfast", "Dolphins", "Watch Change" interrupts any concentration of getting something down on paper, but photos have been taken and other things are happening along the way.

I have thrown 26 wooden postcards in the sea during our trip from Waterford and today I got an email that someone has found one on the beach in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Each postcard is stamped with the coordinates and date of the position of the place it is thrown in the sea. If you find any of these postcards please can you return them to the address on the back of the card. The will then become part of the planned exhibition to take place sometime after the sailing leg of this journey.

At each port dressed in a polka dot blue dress, I collect drawings of boats and stories of being at sea, so far I have over three hundred, but am being hampered by wind and rain here in Lerwick were we are currently in harbour.

Next leg is to race to Stavanger, Norway with the rest of the boats leaving on Sunday 24th July in the Parade of Sail - a spectacular display of sailing ships from all over the world large and small!

Lets hope the wind blows us in the right direction!


LK 243 UnderSail Residency
05 June 2011

This summer will be spent on board The Swan, a herring drifter from 1900, taking part in the Tall Ships race 2011. After the voyage I will be based in Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, North Uist and then at Shetland Arts to complete work documented. For more info look at LK243 UnderSail in the RESIDENCIES section to the left!


Aquatint to Zerkall – Alphabet prints
02 June 2011

Some of my prints will be shown in the exhibition Aquatint to Zerkall - Alphabet prints from contemporary Artists at Northern Print Studio, Newcastle from 9th june to 10th sept 2011
Opening 8th June 6-8pm

Northern Print


Handmade Library at An Talla Solais
03 June 2011

Living North of the North Tyne library bookcase and other books were sent to An Talla Solais Visual Arts Centre in Ullapool to take part in the weekend book fair event.

An Talla Solais News



May 2011
14 May 2011

Travels to Bristol, Sheltand and Berlin May 2011

I have just returned from a mad journey that included an interaction at the Bristol Artist Book Event, an interview at Shetland Arts and giving a presentation at the Arts in Society conference in Berlin.

The Bristol World Atlas was great fun, challenging the public to create a world atlas in two days, the reactions and conversations that took place in the meeting room of the Arnolfini were special and fantastic. Soon the completed and bound (2 volumns) will be placed in the Arnolfini Reading Room for all 560 participants to take a look at. I will let you know when this becomes avaliable. Meanwhile have a look at the Bristol World Atlas page below.

The Interview in Sheltand was for at the LK243 UnderSail residency on board the old herring drifter The Swan which I was successful in getting! More info will come later!

Doing a presentation with Janet Ross of VARC was a brilliant experience to an international audience at non-stop conference about Arts in Society in Berlin. Information over load about a phenominal amount of work that combines arts and science, arts in the community, including the most bizarre and fantastic subjects.

Now back in Bergen to concentrate on my students at Bergen Architecture School and work at Galleri VOX until I travel with the Swan from the 3oth June.


Arts in Society
17 April 2011

I was invited by VARC to give a presentation at the Arts in Society conference in Berlin in May 2011, to discuss how I integrated my work into the community calander whilst living in Northumberland for a year.

The conference in Berlin was an amazing event, non stop talks about various projects by people from all over the world.

Janet Ross and Imi Maufe have co-written a paper called Raffle Tickets and Midges which has been accepted for The International Journal of the Arts in Society.

Arts in Society Conference


BABE 2011
21 March 2011

Welcome to BABE 2011

Over the BABE weekend (30th April - 1st May) at the Arnolfini, I will be running an interaction that the public are invited to get involved with, and hopefully we will, by the end of sunday, have drawn a world atlas from memory.

Everyone who takes part gets a jogged memory and a free badge!

Find the Bristol World Atlas in the 1st floor meeting room, straight ahead at the top of the stairs.



Hello and Welcome
01 December 2010

Welcome to this new website featuring an archive of projects completed as part of residencies and commissions, exhibitions and workshops spanning the last tenyears.

The site has been built using Indexhibit CMS and developed by Newcastle-based graphic and web design studio Supanaught.

Hope you enjoy and get in touch if you would like more information.