Friday, 30 August 2019

At last the last page of the new book! 












'Concordia' is a wire frottage. I discovered how wire worked for this when I made the first 'Barricade' prints ('Ira/Patientia' is the one shown here) creating images on wage packets joined as pages for 'Barricadia, Psychomachia, Concordia'. 

This and another new book will be shown at 
The Oxford Guild of Printers Wayzgoose, Oxford Brookes University, Sat 2nd Nov.
The Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, Fri 15th & Sat 16th Nov. Both events are free.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

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 christine.tacq@talk21.com 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.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Freshly printed sets of The Modulors, with screen print and in colour this time, were shown by Leonie at The London Art Book Fair at The Whitechapel Gallery a month ago. 



Wednesday, 25 July 2018



Meeting Point had its UK Fine Press Book Fair launch at the spacious new venue at Oxford Kassam Stadium. 


Here are two future events at which p's & q's will be showing:

Ex Libris, an exhibition of recycled and transformed books by Sparksartists & friends. 
The Loft Gallery, Blickling Hall, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
3rd - 29th September, 10am - 5.30pm, entry free

Oxford Guild of Printers 'Wayzgoose' 
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus
Saturday 3rd November 10am - 5pm, entry free

Monday, 14 May 2018



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. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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.