‘Book Case’ presents a new direction of work utilising the white space of 36 Lime Street Gallery and the opportunity to have plenty footfall seeing the work as part of Ouseburn Open Studios this weekend, 24th &25th November 2012.
Printmaking & Book Binding have a natural and fluid relationship and form a major part of my art practice. ‘Altered Book Work’ however is a recent phenomenon. The technique can be used to question the changing nature of the book and its importance as a physical object.
Made from recycled library books, ‘Book Case’ presents a collection of altered books escaping not only the binding book cloth, but the case itself. ‘Book Case’ coincides with a recent announcement, made by Newcastle City Council, of significant major Library closures and job losses in Newcastle. ‘Save Newcastle Libraries’ is a group formed to fight the closures, with children’s author and Speak up for Libraries Campaigner Alan Gibbons. Contact email@example.com for further details.
As well as exhibiting in the gallery @36 Lime street, I will be opening my studio on Level2 and exhibiting a collection of etchings, hand made books and printed glass work. Fresh from Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, book and glass sales proved popular with buyers as well as The Sunderland Book Project.
Also on sale in the studio will be some fun, have a go Bird Books & Make Your Own Book Kits!