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Summer at Merchant Archive

The film to accompany Merchant Archive’s Summer 2015 collection was shot on the farm where I grew up. It’s the classic British summer for me. Lush Somerset landscape – but not very warm . . .

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Alexis Deacon talks about Jim’s Lion

Alexis is one of the nominees for the Kate Greenaway Medal this year, for the illustrations for the book by Russell Hoban, Jim’s Lion. I’d love him to win. Here he is, talking about it. He also has advice for … Continue reading

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Juggling Hats and Harry

Jim Kay’s partner, Lou Clark, makes the most beautiful hats. How she manages to do this at the same time as helping Jim out with Harry Potter I don’t quite know. But there are more here, should you be looking … Continue reading

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The Terran Trade Authority at Loncon

Remember these books? They’re the brainchild of Stewart Cowley who was idling in an airport bookshop one day in the late 1970’s and wondered if it would be possible to dream up a context for much of the SF art … Continue reading

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Jim Burns’ work for Gillian Wearing

For the past few months Jim Burns has been involved in a large project for the Turner Prize winning British artist, Gillian Wearing. Gillian’s concept “focuses on the issue of identity and representation in portraiture” and she commissioned Jim to … Continue reading

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Sue Burns at the National Portrait Gallery

Tonight Sue Burns will attend the private view of the BP Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery where her painting of Jim will be on show. The black eye which Jim had at the time of the painting was … Continue reading

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