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Beyond the Book
Artists who use books as their medium
Saturday 5 April - Sunday 8 June
The artists in this exhibition examine the book as physical form as well as a container of ideas and concepts. A household object - the conventional book has only recently been rivalled by the computer screen and electronic text. This exhibition sets out to explore this transition, through a variety of formats, from photographs to sculptures, installations and jewellery. The special qualities of the book object are deconstructed and described by these artists who all share an interest in history and memory, language and narrative.
Exhibitors: Ellen Bell
, Su Blackwell
, Jonathan Boyd
, Yvette Hawkins
, Samantha Y Huang
, Jeremy May
, Davy & Kristin McGuire
, Richard Nash
and Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Su Blackwell is a leading UK based artist working predominantly with paper and books. www.sublackwell.co.uk
Free entry. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm 01626 832223
Launch & Evening Dining
6 April 6-8pm More...
Symposium on Book Art:
Thursday 15 May 2014, 10am-5.30pm, Queen's Building, Exeter University
A day-long event questioning what happens when artists consider the matter of books?
£21 (£16 Guild Members and Friends)
9.30am coffee & registration. Lunch is included. More...
Advance book: 01626 832223
Workshop: Remaking Books with Maddy Pethick
- FULLY BOOKED!
Saturday 31 May 10am - 4pm, Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey
Deconstruct and reconstruct old books into something new. Folding, sticking, stitching, ripping – construct concertinas, peepholes and tunnels to investigate how books can be re-imagined and altered.
£50(£45) including basic materials. Advance booking essential. 01626 832223
Image: Samantha Y Hueng, Spring, book sculpture
Alexander Korzer-Robinson, The Boy's Own Annual 1907, book sculpture
An exploration into the relationship
between words and making
Saturday 18 January - Sunday 23 March
Selected by Peter Florence, Director, Hay Festivals and Amanda Popham, renowned ceramicist and Member of the Devon Guild, this exhibition shows the work of regional, national and international artist-makers, working in disciplines of contemporary craft, who are directly influenced by words.
Narrative Remains explores the relationships between stories, poems, prose or quotes and the chosen makers’ work. The exhibition shows the imagination engendered by words and stories through the creation of contemporary craft. Work on show includes installations, photography, print, collage, enamel, ceramics and textiles. In these works the narrative emerges in the spaces between the pieces as well as between the viewer and the work, opening up more possibilities for extending the storytelling.
Exhibitors: Sonja Andrew, Sue Brown, Clare Goddard, Tina Hill, Effie Jessop, Iris Milward, Jitka Palmer,
Donna Rumble-Smith, Trudie Timlin Brown, Alex Valentine and Aine Venables.
Image: Aine Venables, 'bird text'
Launch & evening dining, 17 January, 6-8pm. Wine, nibbles, dining. Opened by Kay Dunbar (Director, Ways With Words Festival) Book for evening dining: 01626 831959 Menu
Calligraphy workshop with Celia Lister, Saturday 8 March 10am - 4pm, Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey Introduction to the tools and equipment used in lettering art. £50 (£45) including basic materials. Advance book: 01626 832223. More
Shakespearian meal & talk with Amelia Marriette, 20 March 6.30pm More
Shadow puppet making with The Clockwork Moth, Saturday 22 March 1- 4pm. Free drop-in workshop, make a puppet in the shape of a letter which will feature in a short film. No need to book.
Members Showcase 2013
15 March - 5 May
Genia Lorberg Textiles
Genia creates tactile hand machine knitted accessories in the finest Italian pure cashmere, using a variety of hand manipulated techniques on a knitting machine.
After knitting, additional hand work such as needle felting, crochet and appliqué may be added to embellish and enhance.
Driven by the juxtaposition of colour, Genia combines strong colours with beautiful quality fibres in a collection of elegant, timeless yet contemporary textiles. Genia uses Cashmere imported straight from one of the worlds finest spinning houses at the foot hills of the Piedmont Mountains in Italy. All Genia’s work is hand made in Devon
ITEMS CAN BE TAKEN ON DAY OF PURCHASE. Contact us for more prices/details: 01626 832223
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