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

The Book and Three Small Objects - SOLD OUT

Led by: Guy Begbie
Dates: 9th - 10th July 2019
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

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

Book online now: SOLD OUT

In this intensive and hands-on two-day course make your own multi-functional book housing both static display and kinetic interactive page elements, along with sectioned spaces intended to contain three small objects.

The objects, chosen by you, will facilitate a narrative theme for your book, which can be explored through paper engineering, collage, montage, rendering and the use of appropriated library discard material.

The book will utilise a box form construction and you will fabricate your book to a professional display standard and explore inventive contexts with regards to the narrative theme.

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 beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park. With a maximum of 8 participants sign up early to secure your place.