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As a dyslexic with attention deficit disorder I’m forever looking for ways to better myself outside of a classroom or library setting, and quickly. I have created many long walks with arbitrarily imposed restrictions for me to set out on whilst I figure this out. These walks have acted as research for my practice for many years. Frustrated at a lack of opportunities to exhibit, I put my ideas down into self-published books and began life as an illustrator. I’m interested in exploring walking as a creative act and how one might create knowledge from this. I seek out situations that might put myself or a project at risk of total failure and then create work telling you how badly that went. This has mainly been in comic books and illustrations but has expanded over the years to include animation, sculpture and architecture.

 

 

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University, Master of Illustration (currently studying part time)

Manchester Metropolitan University, Bachelor of Interactive Arts, 2001

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2018

 

[[ Everyone’s Asking If I’m OK / No One’s Asking If I’m OK }}

The Icing Room, London

 

2017

 

You the Audience, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

https://olivereast.art/#/you-the-audience/

 

Helsinki to Tampere, Helsinki Comic Festival, Finland

http://sarjakuvakeskus.fi/blogi/858-oliver-east-kaveli-helsingista-tampereelle-ja-piirsi-820-kuvaa-matkastaan

 

Drawing Reportage, Now and Here, Lateral Artspace, Cluj, Romania http://lateralartspace.com/exhibitions/drawing-reportage-now/

 

Take Me Back to Manchester, Manchester Museum, Manchester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mGPIfjuNXM

 

2015

 

The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn, The Factory, Kendal

https://olivereast.art/#/wall/

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Walking With Comics, University of Cumbria, Carlisle

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/new-university-gallery-welcomes-comic-strip-heroes-.php

 

2014

 

The Fire to Say: Comics as Poetry, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

http://crl.winkleman.com/exhibitions/1492.html

 

2013

 

Sequential Investigations: The New Comics, Amelia Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

2012

 

Worded: Comics As Poetry, NK Gallery, Boston, USA

 

Selected publications

2017

 

The Lanky, self published

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/the-lanky/

 

Rolling Stock, self published

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/rolling-stock-1/

 

2016

 

Take Me Back to Manchester, self published

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/take-me-back-to-manchester

 

 

2014

The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn, self published

https://olivereast.art/#/the-homesick-truants-cumbrian-yarn/

 

2013

Swear Down, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653293

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/swear-down

 

2010

Leaf & Signal, Warren Craghead, USA

Berlin And That, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653071

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/berlin-and-that

 

2009

Proper Go Well High, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653026

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/proper-go-well-high

 

2008

Trains Are…Mint, Blank Slate Books.  ISBN 978-1906653002

http://olivereast.bigcartel.com/product/trains-are-mint

 

2003

Allemenstratten, i3 ISBN 0-9542058-5-5