A response to the sea surges of 1978
Whatman paper was made at the Whatman Turkey Mill in Kent from 1733 onwards. John Whatman invented high quality light woven paper that took an impression and was probably responsible for the invention of the woven wire mesh used to mould and align pulp fibres- allowing mass production. In 1790 Whatman Mill became Balston Mill which also manufactured scientific and watercolour … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1864 by Franny Swann
In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed in America. This Legislation was both legally and morally binding and intended to end discrimination based on race, colour, religion, or ethnic origin. The piece “1964” is based on the care label from a piece of clothing, which along with various washing symbols also has the instructions … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1964 by Mark Lomax
All our paper trail packs have now been allocated but if you would like to hear about future projects and opportunities with Appletye then do please sign up to our newsletter here Are you an artist who uses archives in your practise? Are you an artist whose work explores heritage or history? We have … Continue reading Paper Trail: Open Call
Why do we like archives so much? Because they're full of clues. For example, in one there's a mention of 'Birchington. Zigzag slit trenches visible on aerial photography' and 'Trenches on clifftops'. And then when you're out walking, and you notice some marks in the grass, and you remember a mention of zigzag trenches... Appletye … Continue reading Why do we like archives so much?