Sunday, 27 March 2011

Here are some photos Patrick Roe sent of the very last copies of Sleep Walking ready for collection at The Fine Book Bindery tomorrow. Meanwhile a copy of the book is with Reed Contemporary Books who are showing a selection of Artists' and Fine Press Books from the UK, USA and Germany at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on 29 March.

International Women's Day book event

Here are my books in one of the very cleverly designed bookcases, which include a display cabinet, in Cardiff’s very new Central Library.

This typographic book by Philippa Wood of The Caseroom Press was enjoyed on display on the top floor of the library, accompanied by a lunchtime concert rising up from below (more singing filled the air outside later at the start of the rugby Wales v Ireland match).

In the afternoon there were more free cultural exchanges in the form of presentations and workshops. This is Lin Charlston ( us how to make star tunnel books. Thanks everyone for a brilliant day in Wales!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

“Newspaper ‘women’s pages’ from 1912 are recovered from a cafĂ© cellar, and a local museum’s poster advertises a ‘hat trimming competition’ in 1912...Small book works bring together events in the lives of twelve women, around 1912. Three women are fictional. Dreams of the future are expressed through access to printing and in their choice of hat trimmings.”

Vol.1 From Revolution to Retail, Loveday, Natalia, Lolly, Emmeline

Vol.2 From Reason to Revenge, Dominica,Christabel, Annie, Sylvia

Vol.3 From Reality to Reinvention, The Maid, Vera, Clare, Marina

Recovered: A Storm of Stars:

This is a piano-hinged book, bound with wooden ‘hat pins’, these are ‘one of a kind’ books to allow for research and ideas to develop.

Hatbox: A Storm of Stars:

A box of poplar wood holds three concertina books. When threaded each book becomes star-shaped with text on one side and hats on the other.

This Saturday the 12th March there will be A Day of Book Arts at Cardiff Central Library which is hosting an exhibition of books by women artists to celebrate international Women’s Day. You are welcome to book in for any of the following events. The exhibition continues to the end of the month.

10:00 – 10:45 Sarah Edmonds - presentation

11:00 –11:30 Melaneia Warwick - talk on sketchbooks

11:45 – 12:30 Christine Tacq - talk & demonstration

1:15 – 2:00 Aida Garton - talk

2:10 – 2:30 Dorcas Frazer - demonstration

2:30 – 3:30 Lin Charlston - star tunnel book-making workshop with discussion

3:30 – 4:30 Heather Engel - making books from recycled materials

Sue Paton - mini books workshop