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


Led by: Jeremy Dixon
Dates: 14th - 15th August 2019
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Price: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
includes: materials and catering.

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The word Collage derives from the French ‘to glue’ and has an ancient history dating back to the invention of paper in China in about 200 BC. Collage seems to be everywhere at the moment and is perhaps a way of responding to, and trying to make sense of, a very separate and disconnected world. In the realm of book arts we can use collage to unite disparate elements to create something new and whole in its own terms, in either very controlled or in free-flowing organic ways. Over two days you will have the opportunity to try many different collage techniques relating to words, images, magazines, pictures, books, cutting, pasting, stitching, splicing and creating. The Collage College aims to give all participants the time and space needed to make books that they may not have otherwise produced. Some projects may involve group collaborations. Some projects can be one-off pieces, others could be small editions. The course will be structured but it will also be exciting and spontaneous, responding to the desires of the participants. Come enrol in the Collage College and make, make, make, glue, glue, glue!

All materials will be provided but do bring along any ephemera or other items collected that you want to make collages (don’t worry if you haven’t got anything, there will be lots of stuff available on the course to use!).`

The course tutor Jeremy Dixon lives outside Cardiff making Artist’s Books that combine poetry, photography, queerness, individuality, compassion and humour. He writes, designs, and makes all his books by hand, relishing the slight differences and imperfections that can result. Since founding Hazard Press in 2010 he has participated in many book fairs including BABE, Glasgow International Artists Bookfair, Turn the Page in Norwich and the Small Publishers’ Fair in London. He has had work exhibited both in the UK and abroad in America, Russia and Iceland. Hazard Press books are in many private and public collections including the National Library of Wales, the Tate Gallery, the Saison Poetry Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and Winchester School of Art. His debut poetry collection IN RETAIL was published by Arachne Press in 2019.

Website: www.hazardpress.co.uk

Twitter: @HazardPressUK

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park.

With a maximum of 10 participants sign up early to secure your place.