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Shrink a crisp packet
Jules Sprake
ISBN: 978-1-7395566-2-4
148 x 210 mm
full colour
£8 + p&p worldwide
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Book launch March 23 at Rich Mix Arts, London.

“This wonderful surreal collection takes us on a tour of stories and images stuck in the memory. Jump in and bring your crisps. It’s a fantastic ride.”

- Ailsa Holland
Twenty-Four Miles Up (2017), The Bodleian and the Bottle Ovens (2023)

“Shrink a Crisp Packet is somewhere between a visual memoir, a diary & a film-poem in real-time. Its exquisite attention to graphic qualities telegraphs worlds of feeling & conjures from the ordinary a sense of the marvellous at play.”

- Stephen Sunderland
Eye Movement (2022), Oneiroscope (2023), Refrains (2023), Alsdorf (2023)

Jules Sprake has experimented with forms of printmaking and poetry, often starting with photographs of buildings or discarded objects to produce work that focuses on dis/connections between the parts. She is interested in the use of traditional printmaking techniques such as etching, cyanotype, salt print or lithography to process these photographs and poems. Sprake has recently exhibited from a series of work, Densities of Blank, at Impact 12: The Printmaker’s Voice and is a mentor with Koestler Arts. She has performed work for the European Poetry Festival and Printed Poetry Project.

View some of her work here:

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