Iona Singleton will be familiar to all those who have attended Royal Packages. This week she launches a new Annual Publication “Within Without”, which shares intimate perspectives into the hearts and minds of creatives.
Bill Rieflin, with whom she shared a close friendship, had encouraged Iona in both her own writing and in sharing his own. It is therefore fitting that this first issue centres on Bill, with over 90 pages of their personal correspondence. It covers the last four years of Bill's life, from 2016 until his passing on the 24th March 2020. Bill's letters are beautiful, sarcastic, and disturbing. He imbues the mundane with the whimsical, searching for a deeper meaning amid his own illness and the death of his wife, Francesca.
“I think sharing is a natural aspect of human experience. Sharing who we are is an expression of love.” - Bill Rieflin
Rieflin’s writings are accompanied by images from an array of leading photographers and graphic artists. Each of them expresses their unique creative perspective on the theme ‘a space for change’ as a starting point for the distinct narratives that unfold throughout.