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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
Co-curator 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 (café closes at 5pm November - February)
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England TQ13 9AF
Launch & Evening Dining 6 April 6-8pm More...
Symposium on Book Art: Wednesday 5 May 2014, 10am-5.30pm, Queen's Building, Exeter University
A day-long event questioning what happens when artists consider the matter of books?
£20 (£15 Full, associate, Student 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
Call 01626 832223 for more info!