5 week evening* online Bookmaking with Guy Begbie


Thurs 3 March- 31 March 2022



A series of 5 singular binding structures that demonstrate innovative approaches to presenting three dimensional, diptych pairing and non-linear narrative configurations.

We are really pleased to run an evening bookmaking course with the inimitable Guy Begbie.

In class sessions 1 & 2, the  Sculptural Softback Tower Book & the Architectural Concertina Hardback Binding,  both structures explore the book as a container of architectural space and sculptural forms.

The Dos-à-dos (back to back) pamphlet binding, potentially pairs two narratives separately but both within one cover.

Two further quarter and half bound hardback books in class sessions 4 & 5 have patterned and decorative two and three section exposed spine sewings. These books both have varying page configurations with potential to contain non linear narrative.

*evening according to GMT

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.

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