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I’ve been thinking about this process for a while as it seemed more straightforward than silver-based development at home and possibly I would be able to use the loft as an area to process the chemicals and the paper as it doesn’t need the absolutes of darkness that silver-based photography requires.

The other factor is that all it needs is tap water to fix the process once the paper has been exposed to sunlight, rather than the different trays of chemicals and fixes of traditional silver-based photography.

So I’m going to be ordering some chemicals from Silverprint once the loft has been cleared and sorted 🙂

originally posted 07/07/12

*update* we now have a shed not a loft, but it still needs cleaned out though I do have some chemicals and have dabbled further

Prayers of Steel

Angel of the North (1998), Antony Gormley.

Built at Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd, the use of steel reminds us of the North’s industrial heritage, especially now when steel work is disappearing from the area once more.

A distinctive and well-loved landmark, this is a collection of images (collected from social media) taken from vehicles as they pass the Angel. Along with the image will be any comment the image maker made.

The images will be produced as 6×4 photographs, the size used for ‘snapshots’ and collected in different formats for display.

This has already been show at Palace Arts Gallery in Redcar and Settle Down in Newcastle.


A book will be ready for the 25th anniversary in 2023.



'Say No'

‘Say No’

First coined by Marion Shoard, the term edgelands refers to those in-between spaces created by urbanisation where space for nature still persists alongside cities, towns, shopping centres, motorways, canals, and so on. These zones sit between urban and rural areas, and they also sit uneasily between the two categories of urban and rural, often defying an easy definition.

Working in my usual areas of liminal spaces at the edge of towns this seemed like a natural extension of other projects that I’m working on, again this is an image dump and I will be working on these images to choose which I want to use to represent this idea, book and exhibition.

Art Manifesto



When I was studying for my Art History degree with the Open University I wrote an assignment concerning the development of the artist’s manifesto during the 19th and 20th century and how this was linked to a more individualistic approach to the arts rather than working from the ideals of the French, Italian or British schools of art.

Why Cheap Art?

Why Cheap Art?

Rather than develop this at this point in time I will just collect as many manifesto as I’ve found on these pages.

This list is a place marker of manifesto still to transcribe, I have already transcribed a few at another site ( and will just transfer those to here, eventually closing the Tumblr down.

  • Gustav Courbet ‘Realist Manifesto’ (1855)
  • F.T. Marinetti ‘The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism’ (1909)
  • Takamura KĹŤtarĹŤ ‘A Green Sun’ (1910)
  • F.T. Marinetti ‘Against Traditionalist Venice’ (1910)
  • Guillaume Apollinaire ‘On the Subject in Modern Painting’ (1912)
  • Valentine de Saint-Point ‘Manifesto of Futurist Manifesto’ (1912)
  • Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc ‘Preface to Der Blaue Reiter Almanac’ (1912)
  • Luigi Russolo ‘The Art of Noises’ (1913)
  • Mikhael Larionov and Natalya Goncharova ‘Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto’ (1913)
  • Guillaume Apollinaire ‘L’antitradition futuriste’ (1913)
  • Carlo CarrĂ  ‘The Painting of Sounds , Noises and Smells’ (1913)
  • Giacomo Balla ‘Futurist Manifesto of Men’s Clothing’ (1913)
  • Mina Loy ‘Aphorisms on Futurism’ (1914)
  • F.T. Marinetti and C.R.W. Nevinson ‘The Futurist Manifesto Against English Art’ (1914)
  • Wyndham Lewis and others ‘Our Vortex’ (1914)
  • Wyndham Lewis and others ‘Manifesto’ (1914)
  • Antonio Sant’ Elia ‘Manifesto of Futurist Architecture’ (1914)
  • F.T. Marinetti and others ‘Futurist Synthesis of the War’ (1914)
  • Mina Loy ‘Feminist Manifesto’ (1914)
  • Carlo CarrĂ  ‘Warpainting’ (1915)
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky ‘A Drop of Tar’ (1915)
  • Tristan Tzara ‘The 1st DADA Manifesto‘ (1916)
  • Kasimir Malevich ‘Suprematist Manifesto’ (1916)
  • Olga Rozanova ‘Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism’ (1917)
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky and others ‘Manifesto of the Flying Federation of Futurists’ (1918)
  • Richard Huelsenbeck ‘First German Dada Manifesto’ (1918)
  • AmĂ©dĂ©Ă© Ozenfant and Charles Edouard Jeanneret ‘Purism’ (1918)
  • Aleksandr Rodchenko and others ‘Manifesto of Suprematists and Non-Objective Painters’ (1919)
  • Richard Huelsenbeck and Raul Hausmann ‘What is Dadaism and what does it want in Germany?’ (1919)
  • Walter Gropius ‘What is Architecture?’ (1919)
  • Walter Gropius ‘Bauhaus Manifesto’ (1919)
  • Tristan Tzara and others ‘Twenty-Three Manifestos of the Dada Movement’ (1920)
  • Naum Gabo and Anton Pezner ‘The Realist Manifesto’ (1920)
  • Liubov Popova ‘ On Organizing Anew’ (1921)
  • Tristan Tzara and others ‘ Dada Excites Everything’ (1921)
  • Manuel Maples Arce ‘A Strident Prescription’ (1921)
  • Dziga Vertor ‘WE: Variant of a Manifesto’ (1922)
  • Vincente Huidabro ‘We Must Create’ (1922)
  • Aleksandr Rodchenko ‘Manifesto of the Constructivist Group’ (1922)
  • Le Corbusier ‘Toward an Architecture’ (1923)
  • Theo van Doesburg and others ‘Manifesto Prole Art’ (1923)
  • Tomoshoi Murayama and others ‘Mavo Manifesto’ (1923)
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros and others ‘ Manifesto of the Union of Mexican Workers, Technicians, Painters and Sculptors’ (1923)
  • The Red Group ‘Manifesto’ (1924)
  • AndrĂ© Breton ‘Manifesto of Surrealism’ (1924)
  • JosĂ© Carlos Mariátegui ‘Art, Revolution and Decadence’ (1926)
  • Oswaldo de Andrade ‘Cannibalist Manifesto’ (1928)
  • Salvador DalĂ­ and others ‘Yellow Manifesto’ (1928)
  • AndrĂ© Breton ‘Second Manifesto fo Surrealism’ (1929)
  • F.T. Marinetti and others ‘Manifesto of Futurist Cuisine’ (1930)
  • John Reed Club of New York ‘Draft Manifesto’ (1932)
  • Karoly (Charles) Sirato and others ‘Dimensionist Manifesto’ (1932)
  • Mario Sironi ‘Manifesto of Mural Painting’ (1933)
  • AndrĂ© Breton, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky ‘Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art’ (1938)
  • Lucio Fonana ‘White Manifesto’ (1946)
  • Edward Bayley and others ‘Inventionist Manifesto’ (1946)
  • Victor Vasarely ‘Notes from a Manifesto’ (1955)
  • JirĹŤ Yoshihara ‘The Gutai Manifesto’ (1956)
  • Ferrára Guillar ‘Neo-Concrete Manifesto’ (1956)
  • Pierre Restany ‘1st Statement on New Realism‘ (1960)
  • Claes Oldenburg ‘I am for an art…‘ (1961)
  • Georg Baselitz ‘Pandemonic Manifesto I 2nd Version’ (1961)
  • Rafael Montanez Ortiz ‘Destructivism: A Manifesto’ (1962)
  • George Maciunus ‘Fluxus Manifesto’ (1963)
  • Wolf Vostell ‘Manifesto’ (1963)
  • Stan Brakhage ‘Metaphors on Vision’ (1963)
  • Stanley Brown ‘A Short Manifesto’ (1964)
  • Derek Jarman ‘Manifesto’ (1964)
  • Robert Venturi ‘Non-Straightforward Architecture: A Gentle Manifesto’ (1966)
  • Gilbert and George ‘The Laws of Sculpture’ (1969)
  • Mierle Laderman Ekeles ‘Maintenance Art Manifesto’ (1969)
  • Gilbert and George ‘What Our Art Means’ (1970)
  • Douglas Davis ‘Manifesto’ (1974)
  • Maroin Dib and others ‘Manifesto of the Arab Surrealist Movement’ (1975)
  • Rem Koolhaas ‘Delerious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhatten’ (1978)
  • Coop Himmelblau ‘Architecture Must Blaze’ (1980)
  • Georg Basielitz ‘Painter’s Equipment’ (1985)
  • R.B. Kitaj ‘First Diasporist Manifesto’ (1989)
  • Dale Nason ‘Cyber Dada Manifesto’ (1991)
  • Lebbeus Woods ‘Manifesto’ (1993)
  • Dogme 95 ‘Manifesto’ (1995)
  • Michael Betancourt ‘The —- Manifesto’ (1996)
  • Charles Jencks ’13 Propositions of Post-Modern Architecture’ (1996)
  • R.B. Kitaj ‘Second Diasporist Manifesto’ (2007)
  • Austin Williams and others ‘Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture’ (2008)
  • Edgeworth Johnson, Shelley Li and others ‘The Founding Manifesto and Rules of the Other Muswell Hill Stuckists’ (2009)