Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Su Blackwell 2019 Calendar is now £5.00 while stock lasts





Luxury quality art print accompanying each month,
incorporating favourite book-sculptures such as, The Girl in the Woods, The Baron in the Trees, 
The Wild Swans, The Orient Express, and The Arabian Nights 
Size approx: 33 x 24cm

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Art Workshops in Schools in Merano, Italy

Day One:
Teaching 14 - 15 yrs 




Day Two:
Teaching 12 - 13 yrs     





Books donated by The Municipal Library of Merano
Photographs by © Rosy Fezzardi 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

My Exhibition at Long & Ryle has been extended

Folk Tales, Forests and the Sea 
The Elfin Grove, 2018

4 John Islip St. London
Opening Times: Tues - Fri 10am - 5.30pm Sat 10am - 2pm

Thursday, 22 November 2018

'The Book Collector' Greeting Card, New to Roger La Borde's Stationery Range


Eclectic Stationery Publisher 'Roger La Borde' add a new laser-cut greeting card
to their Su Blackwell 'Scissors, Paper, Treee' Range, featuring 'The Book Collector'

The Book Collector, 2018 


Greeting Card from Roger La Borde


The cards are now available from my online shop, 
priced £2.90


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Artwork unveiled at National Museum in Cardiff

Last month saw the unveiling of my sculpture at the National Museum in Cardiff.

“The artwork commissioned by Cardiff Business Club, and donated to the Museum, is a sessile oak growing out of a Cardiff business directory from the year 1913.
“Why the sessile oak? It is the national tree of Wales and is an appropriate choice as a symbol of strength and growth and survival.
“The main trunk of this structure sprouts from the location of City Hall, founded in 1913 and roots of the tree follow the routes of railway lines around Cardiff.
“As you’d expect the branches spread and reach upwards and that is a suitably optimistic representation of the growth and new beginnings.


Friday, 31 August 2018

New! 2019 Wall Calendar

This 2019 calendar features high quality digital prints thoughtfully selected for each month, printed on a thick quality matte card. 
 Dates have ample space around them to write your events and birthdays.
The Calendar is white wire bound, measuring 325mm x 235mm when folded, 
and 325mm x 460mm when open.

Calendars are available now on my online shop 'click here'

Priced at £10.00

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

New Work



'A Gentle Madness' is my most recent commission for a bibliophile and collector of rare, out of print 

Over the course of several weeks, Emma and I worked on hundreds of replica books in miniature., before setting them in a library, on shelves made from the pages of a book about 'book collecting'.

Photograph by John Reynolds 





Friday, 18 May 2018

Tunnel Book Workshop at Birkbeck University

I led a workshop earlier in the week at Birkbeck University in London 
as part of their Arts Week Event. 
In this 2 hr workshop, complete novices to paper-cutting 
created a simple tunnel book using templates that I designed.  
Below are some of the outcomes. 





Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hide London

Hide London is a fantastic new restaurant, opening in Mayfair this week,
the brainchild of acclaimed chef 'Ollie Dabbous'.


I was approached by the interior designer 'Rose Murray' of These White Walls Studio in December to be involved in the project.
My brief was to create a large paper book art sculpture in a particular private dining room in Hide, called The Reading Room'.
The resulting book installation took 3 months to create, and photographer 'John Reynolds' was on site to capture us installing it. 

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To see images of the finished sculpture, go to www.sublackwell.co.uk/set-design/


TheseWhiteWalls 

Monday, 9 April 2018

Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Second Skin Exhibition Opens at Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany

The Second Skin 

Opens at Museum Schloss Moyland
Bedburg-Hau, Germany 

4th Febraury 2018 - 27th May 2018 
The Grass Grows Between Her Toes.

While you were Sleeping 2004

By way of twenty different artistic approaches in the media of photography, sculpture and installation, the forthcoming exhibition explores the phenomenon of the “second skin” as a means of insulation against nature or as a way of bringing oneself even closer to it. What stories, for example, can articles of clothing narrate? Can we discard our past like an item of clothing? And what is it like to be clothed in just one's own skin?  

Besides such questions as these, the exhibition will also deal with artistic media and their force of expression.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Last Chance to See - 'Book Worlds' Exhibition at Museum Sinclair Haus Germany

Closes 4th February 2018

Contemporary artists whose works reflect nature and landscape keep returning to books and typography as a form of expression. Pages of script or stacks of books are used to compose landscapes, and natural materials serve to create book objects. Written myths of the creation of the world and human beings, herbariums and herbal books, poetry anthologies and lexical collections all try to grasp the phenomena of our natural world. The book as a medium with all its haptic qualities, and script as a manner of expression with many possibilities, have been taken up by many visual artists – especially in the context of the great subject of “nature”. At the same time, the destructive confluence of fire and books is reflected by contemporary artists. 

With this exhibition the Museum Sinclair-Haus turns into a universal library where very different artistic means of expression find a home.