I shall be exhibiting and selling my books at Turn the Page again this year. This lovely artist’s book fair has a fabulous atmosphere, a great location in The Forum which is based in the middle of Norwich, a city definitely worth exploring.
A great day out!
The fair is open from 10am until 5pm on Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th.
More information can be found on the Turn the Page website.
Ditchling Museum Workshop
Saturday 27th April 2019
10:30 to 4pm
This one day 'Create Your Own Map' workshop, which includes lunch and refreshments, will be held at Ditchling Museum, where the current exhibition is: Max Gill Wonderground Man.
Maps tell stories and are also able to capture a snapshot in time.
In this workshop you will create your own personal map, reacting to the local picturesque village of Ditchling (I’ve produced a map of Ditchling so have walked down many of its streets!) or if you would prefer to do some work beforehand, you can make a map of your own local area. This latter option will require some preparation before the workshop, more details regarding this will be sent out before the day; to those who have booked places.
We will look at a variety of maps, (including some I have made,) and consider the different ways and reasons maps are produced. We will think about the message that you would like to convey to the person who will be looking at your map, even if that is you.
You will be using a mixture of illustration, lettering, colour, collage and pattern on your map, or perhaps just a couple of these. You do not need to be an illustrator though, there are a number of techniques you can use to make your map exciting and informative, you will be given help and guidance throughout the process.
Within my own work I often use hand lettering, this adds another personal dimension to the work. You will also be shown some easy to follow lettering styles if you are not feeling confident to use your own script or would just like to use something different.
To finish the workshop we will then, using a traditional Turkish map folding technique, turn your flat map into a pop up book.
Looking at traditional maps as well as showing you the maps I have made, I will help you on your own journey to produce a unique and personal piece for you to take away with you at the end of the day.
DETAILS AND BOOKING
Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
Time: 10:30 to 4pm
Address: Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP
Cost: £70 + £2.70 online booking fee here
or £70 if you book by the phone 01273 844744.
Workshop enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Set in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Ditchling is a small village with a large history. It’s beautiful setting at the base of Ditchling Beacon makes the village a good stopping point for a weekend away. If you would like to make a weekend of your trip to Ditchling, there is accommodation at The Bull pub and a number bed and breakfast (and of course airbnb) options.
You can reach the village by car where there is parking or you can arrive by train to Hassocks station which is a short taxi ride away, or a pleasant one and a half mile walk which takes about half an hour.
Trains run directly from London’s Victoria Station and Brighton Station and Hassocks is also on the Thameslink line running from Bedford.
Or if you’re feeling so inclined, it’s a 15 hour walk from London (thanks Google Maps for that nugget of information).
Max Gill Exhibition
Macdonald (Max) Gill, the younger brother of Eric Gill, is celebrated in this fabulous exhibition of his maps. A well-known illustrator, letterer, map maker, architect and decorative artist in his time, his work had been almost forgotten.
During the 1920s his work was noticed by London Underground’s Frank Pick who commissioned Max Gill to produce a number of maps of London, including Theatreland, Bus Services along with the well known Wonderground Map. His maps include architecture and technology but his humour is always present and brings a wonderful humanity to his work.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of the workshop and you will be able to walk around the exhibition during the course of the day and perhaps glean some inspiration...
The main aim of the day is to increase the knowledge of Book Arts amongst members and to encourage dialogues, and collaborative networking between Book Artists and Bookbinders.
The day will comprise of an illustrated talk by David Jury an author, editor, and designer of books concerning typography, printing, graphic design and Book Art.
There will also be a Book Arts Fair presenting a variety of emerging and established Book Artists who will be happy to discuss their work, with most works for sale.
£20 for non members of the society, £15 for members.
More information here.
Please book early so numbers are known for the reception.
Booking can be made by contacting Talitha Wachtelborn at the Society; email@example.com
The workshop will lead you on a short walk where you will be encouraged to notice detail, look up and around, taking note of and appreciate all the small things we so often overlook, especially in an area one thinks, one knows well.
Recording what we see, in a variety of medium, from word, colour, mark making (and drawing) to collage to create a map using an old technique of folding paper. Help will be on hand for anyone not feeling confident in their abilities or wishing to try a new way of putting down on paper what they see. This will be your unique and very personal record of the local area.
You don’t need to be be able to draw, you only need to be curious!