Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tim O'Riley – Endlessness

Tim O’Riley – Endlessness                      


Endlessness is a new artist book that came about after Tim O’Riley, artist and tutor at the Royal College of Art, visited the collection/s of the Royal Geographical Society.


During his visit Tim became fascinated by a pair of skis from Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic in 1910-13.

These handcrafted skis belonged to one of the younger members of Scott’s Polar Party, Apsley Cherry-Garrard and are carved with his initials, most likely by the man himself.


Taking this expedition as its starting point, Endlessness loosely charts the gruelling ‘Winter Journey’ as Cherry termed it in his diary of the same name, and where he went on to detail the extreme conditions that he encountered with his colleagues, Edward Wilson and Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers on their dark and arduous, month-long quest in search of Emperor Penguins’ eggs.


Through facts, borrowed text, new and found images, Endlessness retells this journey, while a series of visual and written ‘interludes’ open up a more speculative narrative on solitude, interiority, and vision. 


The book reflects Tim’s long-standing preoccupation with the uncertainties of vision, an interest that resonated with Cherry-Garrard’s Antarctic experiences. Cherry-Garrard was profoundly myopic, photographs showing him habitually wearing metal-rimmed spectacles. These would have frozen to his face if worn outside during the expedition so for much of the time he would have been operating with minimal sight.  As a show of distant solidarity, Tim uses his own optical prescription for astigmatism to structure ‘graphical fields’ that punctuate the book.


Cherry-Garrard’s skis are also reproduced at actual scale, and run across several pages as a visual nod to the journey’s physical trials and a reminder that to live life to the full is to find a balance between the corporeal and the reach of our imagination.


Endlessness was produced with generous support from the Elephant Trust, the Gane Trust, and the Royal College of Art, and the kind permissions of many, including the Royal Geographical Society.

As well as an artist, Tim O’Riley is Reader in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited in the UK, Europe and the USA, and has often worked with science and exploration as subjects. Works have responded, for example, to the particle accelerators at CERN, which he first visited in 1999, or to various radio and optical astronomical observatories around the world. Tim has produced numerous artist books including Accidental Journey, centred on a serendipitous encounter with a small Irish flag located at Dunsink observatory near Dublin, which had been to the moon and back onboard Apollo 11 in 1969.


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Tim O’Riley – Endlessness

Published by Peter Foolen Editions, Autumn 2020

Text and design by Tim O’Riley, 96 pages, hardcover, 17 x 23 cm

Printed by robstolk, Amsterdam and bound by Van Waarden, Zaandam, NL

Printed in an edition of 350 copies

ISBN 978-94-90673-28-4

price  £ 15 -  € 17 - $ 20

for orders send an email to:

peterfoolen@ziggo.nl or info@timoriley.net

Peter Liversidge – Flags for Edinburgh Art Festival 2020


Peter Liversidge
Flags for Edinburgh

This project for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2020 was a restaging of the installation of HELLO flags on public buildings during the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2013.
As well as in 2013 as in 2020 the flags were produced by a Dutch flag company under the authority of Peter Foolen Editions.

The Edinburgh Art Festival took place from 30 July until 31 August 2020.

photograph © Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, Stuart Armitt, Kate Macgarry, Peter Liversidge

Jupiter Artland – Out/Exit, A Happening By Allan Kaprow Reinvented By Peter Liversidge

Peter Liversidge
Out/Exit, A Happening By Allan Kaprow Reinvented By Peter Liversidge

Until 27 September 2020

Jupiter Artland
Bonnington House Steadings
Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BY

Monday, 21 September 2020

Ian Whittlesea – Trataka


Ian Whittlesea – Trataka

Trataka is a yogic practice of concentration honed through staring at the center of a candle flame. It is said to still the mind, stimulate the pineal gland, open the third eye and promote the psychic abilities.

This book may be used as an aid to daily meditation, a flic book for the impatient or as a memento mori.

Text, images, design and production by Ian Whittlesea, published in 2020 by Arnaud Desjardin's The Everyday Press, printed by The Westdale Press and distributed by Antenne Books.

Softcover, 22 x 15 cm, isbn 978-1-912458-10-3




Peter Liversidge – Three Postal Objects, 16 July, 25 July, 18 September

Three Postal Objects sent by Peter Liversidge from the UK and received in Eindhoven on:
25 July 2020, PVC ring part
16 July 2020, wooden barrel tap
18 September 2020, white polyethylene coastal object

Dan Walsh, Hamish Fulton, Martina Klein – Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz

Dan Walsh – Aftermath

Hamish Fulton – Walking In Relation To Everything

Martina Klein –gelb–

18 July – 17 October 2020

Galerie Tschudi

Chesa Madalena

Somvih 115

7524 Zuoz



images ©2020 Galerie Tschudi, Dan Walsh, Hamish Fulton, Martina Klein

Dan Walsh – EZ–A, 2020, ink on echizen paper

Hamish Fulton – Glacial Boulder, Norway 1992, 2018, wallpainting

Martina Klein –gelb– Korrelation erhitzt, 2020, 20 yellow paintings on metal shelves