This work in progress for 'Barricadia Psychomachia Concordia' made a first appearance at the Wayzgoose in Oxford Last weekend. It will be at the finnisage you are invited to, of the 'Ex Libris' altered books exhibition on the 25th November from 2pm to 4.30pm at The Scout and Guide Centre Haddenham (near the library), with all the books and the ones that inspired BPC.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure plenty of tea and cake at this Christmas celebration.
There will be a prospectus with details for both BPC and Leonie's new Modulors in early 2019.
Last week Leonie presented her books at one of the excellent Artists' Books Now series organised by the British Library, this one centred around 'Place'. The event sold out very quickly, do keep an eye out for future ones in the series. Other artist speakers included Veronique Chance, Edmund Clark and Nancy Campbell , and the evening was hosted by Chris Taylor who also conducted a conversation with Clive Philpott - esteemed company indeed! Read curator of Contemporary British Publications Jerry Clark's introduction to the evening here.
Amazing to see the original May '68 posters in Paris last week (whose creation was described in paperback pages I rescued for my altered book - see below). We did ask if these were the original screen prints. Yes they were! Some were donated to the Ecole des Beaux Arts archives from ones the police had confiscated. So after 50 years some things do change.. Printmakers might notice that maybe some don't.
Here is the 'hatbox' I made for 'A Storm of Stars' with a slipcase and a folder by The Fine Book Bindery and another image of the book itself. If you want to see the real thing I am working on the last stages, and will be sharing the studio with Heather Hunter from 19th to the 28th May (including the bank holiday but closed on Thursday). We will be demonstrating various aspects of making books on weekday afternoons as part of Oxfordshire Artworks, www.artweeks.org - we would love to see you anytime between 11am and 6pm.
Happy 2018! We will soon be back at the UK Fine Press Book Fair on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.
Unable to resist making two altered books for the still current 'Ex Libris' exhibition, Christine rescued a falling-apart paperback in one book, and in the other hid a smaller book, also pressure-printed with assembled 'barricades'.
The originals included articles about the Anglo-Saxon 'Psychomania' manuscript of exquisite pen and ink images depicting savage 'spirit wars'. They are now 'commonplace books'; collections of ideas from which new artist's bookworks can emerge.
p's & q's Press have two new publications out this year.
Leonie's new book Meeting Point, pictured above in its special edition with slipcase and screen prints, can be viewed on request at her Royal College of Art MA exhibition which opens on the 23rd of June and runs until the 2nd July (closed on Friday 30th June).
Contact Leonie email@example.com if you are heading to the exhibition and you would like to have a look at the book. Show 2017 is at the RCA Battersea site on Howie Street, SW11 4AN. More info here
Christine has made an octagonal printed box for A Storm of Stars which slides into a slipcase made at The Fine Book Bindery. Only the books is shown in the image above - the rest will be shown at The Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in March 2018.
The p’s & q’s press prints mainly intaglio and letterpress books, also small books using new technologies, always in search of more expressive combinations of image and text. Recent publications include collaborations, translations, anthologies and other collections. The press was established in 1999. The first book by the artist was The Monkeys’ Dream (1991).
Christine Tacq completed a BA at Kingston College of Art and was awarded a French government Fine Art Scholarship to spend the following year etching at the Atelier run by Johnny Friedlaender in Paris.
Christine continued printmaking at Bristol Artspace. A residency in Milton Keynes resulted in the publication of her first artists book.
Leonie Lachlan and occasional other artists also create books with p's & q's Press.
The p's & q's Press is based in Thame, Oxfordshire. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org