|new book pages drying|
|workshop in action|
The first of a series of small artist book workshops run by Redland Art Gallery has just finished. This workshop, held by myself at the Capalaba Art Space, focussed on the use of recycled and inexpensive materials to make simple artist books.The participants (many of who had not seen the exhibitions, or had much of an idea what artist books entailed) spent the first hour or so exploring and coming to terms with some of the works at the "Life's Journey" and "Mind Mapping" exhibitions at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. After getting suitably excited by the wonderful artist books on show, it was only a short drive to Capalaba before we were able to get stuck into making our own little books.
Hopefully this short experience will give these enthusiastic workshoppers some insight into some of the many possibilities and lead them to explore further in the area of artist books. Thank you all, you friendly, artistic workshoppers, I hope we meet again in the pursuit of "making art", it was a real buzz for me to work with such a great bunch. We have promised to keep in touch to swap ideas and books and maybe further workshops to dig deeper into the bindings and printing aspects.