10 wk online Bookmaking with Guy Begbie
22 September – 1 December 2021
During this book making course, you will have the opportunity to make six diverse book structures using a range of both traditional and less orthodox techniques. This will enable you to gain a practical experience of bookmaking that will enable and equip them with transferable skills along with the development of a book aesthetic that will encourage further independent bookmaking investigation.
Guy Begbie MA
Guy Begbie is an inter-disciplinary book artist, bookbinder and printmaker based in Wales, UK. He has been teaching at various UK Universities as a lecturer and book arts co-ordinator since 1995. His professional arts background and teaching experience is multi-disciplinary.
Guy’s current ongoing research and development interests are in ‘the activated fold’ in a book arts and print context. In his recent teaching and practice in the field of book arts, graphic investigation and printmaking, he has delivered a Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and also has presented talks on his arts practice at four Australian Universities while engaged in developing new works as an artist in residence at three of these institutions.
His work has been acquired for the Artists’ Book Collection at The State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and the Manly Library Artists Book Collection, Manly, Sydney, Australia.
In 2016 he exhibited his architectural bookworks in the exhibition ‘Cover to Cover’ at the Foyer Gallery in The School of Art, ANU, Canberra, Australia. He has been a recipient of the ‘Manly Library Artists Book Award 2017’ and was also selected to exhibit his designer bookbinding work in February 2017 at ‘CODE X: Contemporary Fine Bindings’, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia.
His 2020 independent artists book workshop tour of Australia was cut short by the world pandemic and he was marooned in Brisbane for four months before being able to return to the UK.