Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
The range, which includes silk scarves, tea-towels and throw-cushion covers, is produced in limited editions and would all make fantastic gifts at any time of the year. You can see the collection here
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
You can read the full article, and see more of Tom's photos here
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Here's a brief extract:
"It's called The Big Empty up there, the northwest corner of Minnesota, and it's mostly true, but it's a beautiful landscape of pine forests, giving way to farms and little towns set in the prairies vastness....We played a show south of Livingston, at a hot springs saloon and had a good soak. Our B&B was located on land that had been the stronghold of a radical militia separatist reactionary right-wing Christian group.
Tom and I found a hill with an icon at the top, Mary I think, tall and laden with plastic flowers, surrounded by a couple park benches and a ring of little crosses. Tom photographed the place. I sat wondering what was buried underneath that hill, slightly scared of the place. The whole compound seemed a graveyard, but Mary wasn't the epicentre, the ominous gray pill-box that housed the machine gun was the marker that drew you in. "
The book will be launched on 27th October with an exhibition at the Here Gallery in Bristol, and also coincides with a two night residency from Charlie Parr at nearby Cube Microplex on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
To accompany the exhibition, Betty & Dupree will be publishing a collection of these photographs, also titled Midwest. The book also includes a foreword by acclaimed Minnesotan blues musician Charlie Parr and watercolour chapter pages by Jerwood Drawing Prize nominated artist Aaron Sewards.
In August 2010, Tom travelled around the American Midwest for three weeks with his band My Two Toms playing as many inappropriate venues as possible. During the tour he attempted to photograph everyone he met, as well as the places he passed through. Looking for odd details in the landscape, his colour photographs tell the story of the small towns of Montana, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming, while his black & white portraits tell us about the people that live there.
"Tom led the people outside, one by one, to take a photo. He stopped them all; middle-aged bartenders, tourists, punk rockers, hippies, very old and very young, me, my mom, my daughter, my wife, my son, all of us got stopped in time by Tom’s camera, a kind of living graveyard." – Charlie Parr
The exhibition will take place at the Here Gallery in Bristol, UK.
108 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU.
Preview; Thursday 27th October, 7.00 - 9.00pm.
The exhibition continues until 19th November, and also coincides with a two night residency from Charlie Parr at nearby Cube Microplex on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November.
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Thank you all for your kind words:
Where The Lovely Things Are
Monday, 19 September 2011
To enter the draw, post a comment on our Facebook page and/or retweet our post on Twitter. If you feature us on your blog, let us know and we'll add you name to the hat as well.
Entry ends 12 noon Wednesday 21st September.
***Update 22 Sept***
PRIZEDRAW RESULTS: and the first name out of the hat is... @owendaveydraws Congratulations, we'll be in touch to get your address.
Friday, 16 September 2011
There will also be a selction of new cards by Tom Frost coming very soon. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, where we will be giving away a whole bundle of Betty & Dupree goods in a prizedraw to mark the launch.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
It's always interesting to get an insight on artist's working methods, and peak inside sketchbooks and studio spaces, read on...
Anthology Magazine on Lizzy Stewart
Boxbird Gallery on Tom Frost
Friday, 29 July 2011
We suggest you get over there pronto, as these signed and numbered editions are only £25, so probably won't be around for long.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Reverence Library Volume One promises the intriguing twist of being a fictional reference book, ably written and illustrated by a great selection of contributors.
Produced in numbered limited editions, Sing Statistics previous books have all sold out, so go check it out before these are all gone too.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
The exhibtion continues until 16th July.
Malt Cross Gallery, 16 St James St, Nottingham, NG1 6FG
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
WELCOME, thank you for dropping by...
Betty and Dupree Publishing is based in Bristol, working with contemporary illustrators who have a bold graphic style, wit, romance and folk art influences including Gemma Correll, Tom Frost, Marcus Oakley, Ben Newman and Lizzy Stewart.