Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Book Cartography: Using the Map as an Artistic Strategy Within Book Structures

led by: Guy Begbie
dates: 26-27 July 2018
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

price: £195 Full Price or £156 Concessionary Price
includes: materials and catering.

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During this two-day course the participants will have the opportunity to make soft back and hardback books that use re-configured & found map material as content. The course will also address the conceptual appropriation of a range of mapping strategies and how they can be used and applied innovatively within the book as a device to connect visual reading to a spatial experience of place.

Course participants will be shown how to construct and bind books with a range of diverse page and narrative structures. This includes a 360 degree panoramic page display, that opens out and surrounds the book at its centre. The course is designed for participants with or without previous bookbinding experience.

The course tutor, Guy Begbie is an inter-disciplinary artist and bookbinder. Since 1995 he has been teaching at various UK universities as an art & design lecturer and book arts co-ordinator. During 2016 and 2017 he completed three artist’s book and printmaking residencies overseas in Australia, developing new works at Cicada Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, The School of Art at the Australian National University, Canberra and Queensland College of Art/Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane.

While in Australia, Guy also delivered the ‘Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016’ at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and gave talks on his book arts practice at ANU, Canberra and The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He exhibited his book arts work in the exhibition “Cover to Cover” at the Foyer Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Australia. In 2017 he exhibited his designer bookbinding work in the exhibition “CODE X: Contemporary Fine Bindings”, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia.

Guy has been the recipient of a ‘Manly Library Artists Book Award 2017’. His work has been acquired for the Artists’ Book Collection at The State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and the Manly Library Artists Book Collection, Manly, Sydney, Australia.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s Bower Ashton Studios with a maximum of 10 participants.