Knee Deep by Ceri Amphlett

Exhibition 18 March – 28 April 2019

Simple by Ceri Amphlett
‘Simple’ by Ceri Amphlett.

Ceri Amphlett’s Knee Deep is an exhibition of drawings and poems of surprising reversals: becoming a dog, turning upside-down in Paris, and finding yourself holding on tight to a swan. Ceri’s wonderfully splashy drawings intertwine with her typewriter-printed poems to playful, unsettling effect. Join us for the celebratory event at The Poetry Café, London, on Thursday 25 April – all welcome!

Ceri’s Hot Dog Books and Trouser Books: poetry & folded book workshop

Ceri will be leading a hands-on, poetry book-making workshop in the Café on Thursday 25 April: ‘Hot Dog Books and Trouser Books: poetry & folded book workshop’. Not yet assembled a Trouser or Jacob’s Ladder Accordion Flexagon of your own? Now’s your chance. The workshop is from 10.30 am-4.30pm, price £55 (£45 concessions); book yourself a place on our workshop webpage.#

About Ceri

Ceri Amphlett studied Illustration at Kingston University and completed an MA in Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, London. She works as a freelance illustrator and is Senior Lecturer of Illustration at Southampton Solent University.

Ceri has a keen interest in simple handmade book forms as a vehicle for poems and drawings and has designed and printed a number of her own books of drawings and poems, using screen and digital printing. Her book Itchy Eye, a collection of drawings and poems, was reviewed in Pressing Matters magazine: “Her words feel like captured thoughts and lyrical ditties to the everyday, with her inky brush drawings adding a sense of mayhem and ‘jazz’ to the whole thing. Her own words, her own world. And it’s a fun place to visit, that gets you thinking about the small things and how words can make them great.”

Ceri has shown at art fairs including Ink, Paper & Print at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, and at the Brighton Illustration Fair. She has also performed her poetry as ‘Dog in a dress’ at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, as part of The Darktown Cabaret.

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