Monday, February 18, 2013

Exciting! First Meeting of Sussex Book Art Collective!

If you are fascinated with book art in its many and varying forms, we are the place to be ...

Join us for our inaugural meeting - details below.  We are forming this group devoted to the discussion and practice of book arts, including bookbinding, letterpress, altered books, artists' books, paper cutting, collage, silk screen for books, collage, and other paper-related art.

Our meetings will include discussions, workshopping, ideas, practical demonstrations, talks and any other brilliant bookarts-o-sphere happenings. 

We will be run by members and a small charge of £3 is payable to cover costs.

So - Sussex Book Art Collective is up and running!  Check out our profile to see what we are all about......

Come to our first meeting in Brighton on Thursday 28 March at 7 pm, and meet us at INK SPOT PRESS - map and directions below.  Take part in a letterpress demonstration.  Sarah Bryant, an award-winning Ink Spot tutor who produces letterpress-printed artists books as Big Jump Press will show us a few of her books and guide us through the process of printing from metal type.  Everyone will leave with a printed card.  Have some fun and come along!

Here's some more of Sarah's work, and a picture of Sarah AT work!

Here she is -

Sarah Bryant is a letterpress printer and bookbinder specializing in the production of editioned artist's books under her imprint Big Jump Press.  These books have been featured in exhibitions around the United States and are included in dozens of special collections, including the Yale Arts Library, The Houghton Library at Harvard, the New York Public Library and the Darling Bio-medical Library at UCLA.  In 2011, Bryant won the MCBA prize for her book Biography.  She has taught book arts courses for the Uni of Georgia, the Uni of Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Program and Wells College.  She currently lives in Brighton, United Kingdom, and teaches bookbinding and letterpress printing workshops there and across the United States.

Ink Spot Press is at Module 1, Enterprise Point, Melbourne Street, Brighton BN2 3LH.  The entrance to the studio is to the right of the front entrance, round the side.,-0.124004&spn=0.015516,0.03577

Buses:  From Town Centre to Sainsbury’s, Lewes Road  Take 49 or 49a (Moulsecoomb) / 25 (Universities). Alight at Melbourne St. 

Directions from Brighton Station: Exit the station to the bus stand outside the front entrance, take the 48 bus (Lower Bevendean) alight at Melbourne Street. Or exit the Station via Trafalgar Street (directly under concourse), walk down Trafalgar Street to main London Road junction. Take 49,49a (Moulsecoomb) northbound from St. Peter’s Church. Alight at Melbourne Street.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to join this group, I am making books about wildflowers. Please let me know all details and how to sign up. I live near battle
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