Article is a magazine made in Sheffield (arguably the brightest, most useful and engaging zine/journal to have emerged from Sheffield in many years).
Article Magazine says of itself; 'We like to present the stories of what’s around people, from architectural analysis to personal tales of strange subcultures to interviews with people who make things. Above all, we’re driven by the wish to make something fascinating and absorbing about the normal everyday'.
Article is a guide which also wends its way to numerous distributors in Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. I'm very pleased to have recently joined the Article team as their Arts Editor!
|Photograph by Gareth Hacking|
On the website you'll find my first piece, on Manchester's Free for arts festival which launched last Friday and closes this Friday 8th.
My stand-out favourite element of the festival is Papergirl...
'Out walking the streets of Manchester this week, there’s a chance you might get pelted with a cardboard tube thrown at you by a passing cyclist. This is nothing but a lucky occurance. If you’re good enough at catching you’ll be the recipient of a collection of artists’ drawings found rolled up inside, the initiative of PaperGirl which is an artist run ‘urban action, party and bicycle workshop’.
Check out http://www.articlemagazine.co.uk/ to read the rest and there's also an interview I did with two of the festival curators.
Definitely look out for some of the festival if you find yourself in Manc, it's a short one and as you can imagine there is a broad variety of art to see and no admission fees! Wahey.
Screen printed house by Laura Gee
Toy Shop exhibition at the Art Corner, Manchester