Saturday 17 March 2012

Art Lending Library

I have just watched the latest episode of The Culture Show and was very interested to see the feature about the Art Lending Library that has been organised by Market Gallery, and will be taking place at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow during Glasgow International.

Catch the episode on BBC iplayer now:

I am delighted that Market Gallery invited me and other GIAB 2012 participants to contribute to the publication library that will accompany the Art Lending Library.

Friday 16 March 2012

Tunnel Books

I have been trying to extend my skills at making different types of artists book, and have recently become a fan of tunnel books.

I enjoy the layered nature of the book and how it becomes rather sculptural.

I hope to exhibit some of my new tunnel books at Glasgow International Artists Bookfair (GIAB) 2012

Thursday 15 March 2012

GIAB postcard designed and to the printers

Harald and I had another productive GIAB meeting today and finalised the GIAB 2012 postcard flyer that is soon to be distributed widely. Keep your eyes peeled!

The giab website is constantly being updated, and now features a news section - check it out!

Working on some new artist books

As I am busy organising Glasgow International Artists Bookfair 2012 (GIAB 2012), I have been trying to get a chance to make some of my own books to exhibit at the event.

I have used the concertina style book for a work that exists in stages. The drawing on the initial page consists of one line, and with each following page another line is added to the drawing.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Book Cultures, Book Events Conference

This event looks really interesting

Book Cultures, Book Events

A significant development in literature at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries has been the growth of literary festivals and book towns. In the new media era, the opportunity to meet authors and readers face-to-face, to buy books and other merchandise, and to align a liking for literature with travel and tourism, is taken up by hundreds of thousands of readers every year. The Book Cultures, Book Events project brings together practitioners and academics to share their research and experience. Supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Universities of Dundee and Stirling, Queen Margaret University, and Bookfestival Scotland.

Book Cultures, Book Events Conference 23-24 March 2012: see

Friday 2 March 2012

GIAB 2012 Workshops announced

Bookbinding workshops:

A number of workshops will be run during the GIAB 2012. The workshops incur a small fee to cover materials.

Please book your place by emailing us at:

Saturday 28th April – Japanese Book Binding with John Heron

Sunday 29th April – Rubber Stamp workshop with Stephen Fowler

Box Making For Books and Other Objects with John Heron

Each workshop is £10 per participant

More events to be announced shortly…

For more information please visit