Thursday, November 04, 2010
These are seven (**six, sorry!) individually reproduced full size digital images of Hannah Frank's work which we had done for the poetry competition and which are 'surplus to requirements'. They're done on beautiful quality heavy art paper. Normally £75, I'm happy to let these go for £25 each plus £2.50 p&p in the UK. There's only one of each so first come first served!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A rare chance to acquire an original Hannah Frank: for drawings and a set of two woodcuts for sale silent auction at the Hidden Lane Gallery up to 30 October 2010. See below for more photos....
Thursday, September 30, 2010
1081 Argyle St, Finneston, Glasgow. G3 8LZ
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Hannah Frank original drawings for sale by silent auction at the Hidden Lane Gallery -closes 4 p.m on Sat 30 October
Four drawings and a set of two woodcuts by Hannah Frank - Al Aaraaf (1908-2008)- for sale by silent auction.
Monday, September 13, 2010
closes 4 p.m. on Saturday 30th October 2010. These are two of the drawings - bids already received for them at £2000 each. More photos coming of the other two drawings and set of two woodcuts. Bids accepted at £20 increments. Call the gallery during gallery opening hours (Tues-Sat 11-5) on 0141 204 3139 to give them your contact details and to obtain a bidding number, then phone in your bid - or go and see the drawings in person!
POETRY WORKSHOPS AT THE GALLERY
The first Hannah Frank Poetry Competition attracted over 500 entries and the winning poems are exhibited at the exhibition, with the drawings which inspired them. To continue this momentum, we have invited poet William Bonar and creative media tutor Catherine Wallace and colleagues into the gallery to run a selection of poetry workshops for adults and children.
Free, all welcome. There are 16 places at each workshop. Please book your place by phoning the gallery on 0141 204 3139.
ADULT WORKSHOPS – open to all, no experience necessary
Tuesday 14th September 2-3.30 with Catherine Wallace and colleagues from the Routes Into Learning project)
Tuesday 5th October 2-3.30 with Catherine Wallace and colleagues
Saturday 30th October (Hannah Frank and the Scottish Border Ballads), 2-4 p.m. with William Bonar from St Mungo’s Mirrorball Poets’ Network
Tuesday 26th October (primary schools 11-12, secondary schools 1-2) with William Bonar
Schools, creative writing groups, art groups and others are welcome to book a slot in the gallery for their group to do some creative work inspired by the exhibition. There is a seating area for up to 16 people.
To book your slot or for more information phone the gallery on 0141 204 3139.
See over for more information on the workshops and tutors
HANNAH FRANK AT THE HIDDEN LANE GALLERY
POETRY WORKSHOPS AT THE GALLERY
Catherine Watt and Routes Into Learning.
Catherine Watt will be working with volunteers Avril Graham, Sandra Holmes and Pauline Green. Catherine manages the Routes into Learning project on behalf of John Wheatley College and Routes Out Services. Catherine has an Honours Degree in Media specialising in Film and Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Studies. She uses her experience to support vulnerable women to engage in using a range of creative media. Since the project was established almost six years ago they have held a variety of exhibitions of art and photography, performances of poetry and published a book 'A rose by any other name ...' to great acclaim in 2006. The project has also won a number of awards, most recently volunteer, Avril Graham, won the Overall Regional Learner of the Year Award from Scotland's Learning Partnership. The group will be running two open workshops demonstrating some of the techniques they have used to create their own poetry, on Tuesday 14th September and on Tuesday 5 October both from 2pm to 3.30pm. They are also hosting a closed workshop for some of the women they currently support on Friday 1 October from 2pm to 3.30pm.
William Bonar from St Mungo's Mirrorball Poets' Network.
William Bonar’s poetry has been widely published, most recently in Gutter 02 and Anon Seven. His pamphlet, Frostburn Steel, was published in 2004 by Dreadful Night Press. In 2008 he was awarded an MLitt in Creative Writing by Glasgow University. He used to teach English and still works in education. He'll be running two poetry workshops: one, for schools, on Tuesday 26th October, and one for adults on Saturday 30th October.
The workshop on Tuesday 26th October will be in two parts - 11-12 (primary) and 1-2 (secondary). There are only sixteen places for each event so schools will need to book in. It's expected that a school might send two or three talented poets, with a teacher, to one of these sessions.
The workshop on Saturday 30th October, the last day of the exhibition, will be on the theme of the Scottish Border Ballads and Hannah Frank. 2-4 p.m. Some of Hannah Frank's drawings share with the Border Ballads a sense of the supernatural, and the oddness of existence. The workshop will explore narrative forms of poetry inspired by the drawings of Hannah Frank, in in the tradition of the Scottish Border Ballads. To close the exhibition some participants will be invited to read their poems.
Schools – and other groups - are also invited to book a slot to bring up to 16 pupils to work on poems or sketches inspired by the drawings of Hannah Frank, at any time throughout the exhibition.
To book at any of these events or for more informationphone the gallery on 0141 204 3139.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Cover fabulously designed by Andy Hornby, inside fabulously designed by Lucy Lloyd. :-)
all welcome to the poetry reading and certificate presentation, 11 a.m. at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, on Monday 23rd August - the day which would have been my aunt's 102nd birthday.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
A few years ago I got my ex husband Will Huxham to transcribe the diaries for me, but of course he left out the Greek bits. About a year ago we deposited her diaries at the Scottish Jewish Archives and I asked him to photocopy all the pages which had bits in Greek letters, with an idea that one day I would get someone to decipher those bits.
In the autumn some students from the Archiving MSc at Glasgow Uni did some cataloguing of my aunt's papers, letters, and diaries. I was very excited because one of them was actually Greek and I had high hopes of her being able to read the bits in Greek script. However because my aunt had a special way of transliterating English words in Greek, the student wasn't able to do this.
Meanwhile, I had looked all over the house for the photocopies and hadn't been able to find them. AND LAST NIGHT (thanks to a 'flylady' [flylady.net] decluttering mission, I found them, neatly filed away in a special folder - and have spent half an hour this morning beginning to decipher my aunt's most secret thoughts! These early ones were all about going in for essay competitions, and how she was annoyed at her relatives reading her poetry without any emotion at all.... I look forward to communing with my aunt more and more over the next months (there are LOTS of Greek entries). There's something new in the 'Hannah Frank project' every month, as usual. In December it was the launch of the Poetry competition - last month the Children's Laureate endorsed the competition - this month, her secret thoughts! (also a lovely article in the Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor).
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"The poetry competition is a wonderful way to both celebrate Hannah Frank’s astonishing work and encourage people to look at drawing and images in a new light. As Children’s Laureate, I am very keen that we encourage young people to learn how to look at drawings and illustration; in fact, to encourage everybody to value the act of looking. Looking is just as important as words and this competition shows the value of both."
Anyway, here's a note from a happy recipient who said she was very happy for us to use her name:
"Your beautiful pack has just arrived- it far exceeded anything I was expecting.
Thank you so very much (and thank you for increasing her profile). I'm a long time admirer of Hannah Frank and actually have one of her signed prints up in my class! I'm a huge fan of the wonderful work your aunt produced.
I'm a teacher and work with profoundly disabled young people at a special school and would love to have a go with them to do something creative based on Hannah's work.
I am a great believer in the power of art to touch even the most disabled in our communities in different and unexpected ways."
PT Braidburn Special School