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Our collectable new look bulletins are beautiful art objects in their own right. We'd like to introduce you to the artists behind the cover artwork:

The Winter Bulletin features a photograph from Nancy Campbell. Nancy is a writer who works across disciplines, from poetry and essays to publishing artist’s books. Nancy grew up in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland and her work is informed by these landscapes and borderlines. A series of residencies with Arctic research institutions between 2010 and 2017 has resulted in many projects responding to cultural and climate change in the polar regions and water conservation. She is currently working with the Canal & River Trust and was recently appointed the UK’s Canal Laureate. Nancy’s poetry collection Disko Bay (‘a beautiful debut from a deft, dangerous and dazzling new poet’–Carol Ann Duffy) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2016 and the 2017 Michael Murphy Memorial prize. Her next book, The Library of Ice, a blend of cultural history, nature writing and memoir, will be published by Scribner UK in 2018. Her many artist’s books include How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet which received the Birgit Skiöld Award, and is now reissued in a new edition by MIEL. Find out more about her work here.

The Spring Bulletin features a painting by a wonderful local artist called Jo Hume. Jo lives in Northumberland, and originally comes from Yorkshire. She claims: 'It is walking in these dramatic and beautiful places that inspires my love of colour and the joy of painting.' She spent many years as Head of Art in a 13-18 High School. Following an M.Phil in Fine Art and a Certificate in Art Therapy, she worked with Primary teachers helping them understand what creativity, emotional intelligence and art making with young children are all about and what this means for classroom practice. Her work is regularly exhibited at Alnmouth Arts Festival and Feltonbury as well as other galleries. Find out more about her work here

We are open to all potential artwork from paintings to contemporary photography, mixed media or sculptural work for our forthcoming Bulletin covers. If you feel you have something which might be of interest to us, please feel free to email for more information.

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