Sunday, 15 March 2020

Some news... good and otherwise...


Above is an image of our books in a new display in the Treasures Room at the British Library: “Meeting Point”, “Hatbox” and “Printess & the ‘p” are still available (editions are very limited) and further information is available on request. 


The British Library Contemporary British Collection has long supported p's & q’s Press, first acquiring some of Christine Tacq’s small books from the Sleep Walking Through Trees series printed between 1996 and 1998. 

Contemporary artists’ books are currently celebrated with a dedicated cabinet in The Treasures Gallery. It is so exciting to see the form find its place amongst some of the most important publications and documents in the world. We are honoured that Meeting Point by Leonie Lachlan and Hatbox by Christine Tacq have been selected to feature in this display. 


Adjacent to the Art of The Book is a collection of books illustrating the history of printing. Printess & the ‘p’ is placed at the opposite end of the cabinet from the Diamond Sutra, the first ever printed book.


Sadder news is that that the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair has been postponed. However it will now take place on the 28th and 29th of November 2020, still in the same venue, The Examinations Room on the High Street. In the meantime should you wish to receive any information or prospectuses about any p's & q's Press publications please contact christine.tacq@talk21.com or leonie.lachlan@gmail.com. 


   

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.