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Curious Things: A glimpse into the International Mail Art Archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones

Type:Exhibition

Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 6BH
Curious Things: A glimpse into the International Mail Art Archive...

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Specially curated by Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones, Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. For more than forty years, artist Michael Leigh has been creating, sending, receiving and collecting Mail Art, smallscale works sent through the post. The archive he has amassed with fellow artist Hazel Jones includes worldwide correspondence with over fifty artists and encompasses envelopes, rubber stamps, zines, catalogues, badges, artistamps, artist trading cards, add to and pass on books, collaborative books and posted objects. Curious Things: A glimpse into the International Mail Art Archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones. The archive started in the 1960s when Leigh, an art student in Manchester, began decorating the envelopes he sent to his friends in other arts schools around England with collage, rubber stampings and crude drawings.

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Open (16 Sept 2019 - 3 Apr 2020)

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