Friday, October 31, 2014

More Guest details for our meeting on Saturday 15 November.

Our Meeting on 15 November 2014 is coming up folks.......  

Another good morning of experiences will be on offer , with a great-line up of 5 of our members giving short chats about their work - see previous blog entry on our BOOK-ers - and the second part will include Amy Strike, our guest of the morning.

Here's how her work is described - 

Amy Strike is a book artist and theatre designer. She lives in London, and displays her book art at exhibitions across the UK.

She uses paper, leather, gold leaf and thread.  She uses glue and ink and fonts and all of the materials found within a book to create her sculptures.  Her work is a celebration of the book; an astonishing object which still (despite the rise of Kindles) seems to speak right to the hindbrain in us.  We still love books, she maintains;  they are packages with worlds pressed between the pages, fragile paper ships containing all the best things in life.

Amy also designs for theatre, creating sets and concepts for immersive productions and street games. She has created works for Secret and Future Cinema, Electric Voice Theatre, and is helping to design story based puzzle games for Fire Hazard, a London based street game provider.

Most recently she has designed rooms for the immersive theatre production Las Maravillas by the Dreamery, currently showing in London. She will be creating an immersive theatre, story telling production/puzzle game (which will feature book arts and paper puzzles heavily) early next year for a festival in Melbourne, Australia.


Everyone welcome, come and join us on the 15th for a morning of interesting perspectives on all things BOOK-y and PAPER-Y.  All beginners and more established BOOK fanatics welcome.  We voted to include a £3.00 GBP entry for our sessions to cover costs.  Almost as reasonable as a cup of coffee!


A note to add.  On Saturday morning, 17 January, to beat the New Year blues, or just for loads of fun, we will be hosting a WORKSHOP.  Clare, who has taught extensively, and created a Flying Books Project, will be showing us some wonderful papery and book-y things to do.  PLACES WILL BE LIMITED, so please apply early.  There will be a cost of £12.00 for the morning, so to BOOK your place don't forget to pay early on.  This will cover some materials provided, and requests about the content can still be made.  We already have concertina folds and wallets on the list, so if you have a particular request, let us know.

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