To Begin with ...

2003 was an important year.

Early that year, at a seminar and workshop for development in visual arts practice, artist Joanne Tatham leafed through my portfolio. Joanne was my mentor. A month or so later I began what was to become an on-going collaboration with Joanne and her partner Tom O'Sullivan. The first piece we collaborated on was entitled No, this is the thing that has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric.

No, this is the thing that has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric, 2003. Pen and ink drawing in a hand-made frame constructed from plywood and covered in artex, hay and black gloss paint. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. ©Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan

Work shown as part of the Edinburgh Printmakers exhibition The Writing on your Wall in 2011.

An Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value - I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so, so, so sorry! 2011.

Etching, screenprint and monoprint

©Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan

Simon Manfield in Conversation with Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan, Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, 2010. How does an illustrator collaborate with contemporary artists? 

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Simon Manfield in conversation with Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan


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