‘Some Mild Peril’ Book Launch

8 April 2004 / 18:00 - 20:00

Castlefield Gallery launches SOME MILD PERIL, a new book edited by Nick Jordan, featuring the work of 27 artists. Coinciding with Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan’s exhibition, ‘The Goose Fair’, the book will be launched by Castlefield Gallery Publications on 8th April 2004.

Encompassing new and recent work in drawing, text and photography, the book combines themes of dark humour, folk-tales, sinister charm, cinema, and comic-book/cartoon iconography. Selected artists have been invited by Nick Jordan to submit work in response to ‘some mild peril’, or a ‘sense of foreboding’.

Contributing artists are David Alker, Mark Beasley & Mark Titchner, Dave Beech, Andrew, Daniel & Jacob Cartwright, Paul Cordwell, Nick Crowe, Joe Devlin, Blaise Drummond, Oona Grimes, Rachel Goodyear, Cathy Lomax, Peter Liversidge, David Mackintosh, Andrew McDonald, Jim Medway, Zoe Mendelson, David Osbaldeston, Alex Pollard & Iain Hetherington, Ian Rawlinson, David Shrigley, Kate Scrivener and Sarah Woodfine.

The title, Some Mild Peril, is derived from the British Board of Film Classification’s current ‘advice to consumers’. This advice is used by the BBFC to alert viewers to the level of violence, sex/nudity, language or ‘other’ depiction contained in a film. The advice ‘some mild peril’ (falling in the ‘other’ category) has been added to children’s films such as ‘Rugrats Go Wild’, ‘Barbie of Swan Lake’, ‘Terrahawks’ and Laurel & Hardy’s ‘March of the Wooden Soldiers’.


A5. 56 pages. Edition of 1000. Retail £10.

Special Exhibition Price during ‘The Goose Fair’ – £7.

Extracts and online ordering at: www.somemildperil.com

For further information contact: info@somemildperil.com

Some Mild Peril is a Castlefield Gallery Publication, funded by Arts Council England and Castlefield Gallery.