Book Arts

Exhibitions coming up

This weekend at Digswell Arts Forge Studios

Open Weekend 11 - 4

Sat 11 / Sun 12 May

Displays, workshops, demonstrations, tea and cake, Artists open studios.

Digswell Arts Print Studio set up for Open Studios May 11/12  Work by Jonathan Emmerson, Mary Down, Jane Glynn

Digswell Arts Print Studio set up for Open Studios May 11/12

Work by Jonathan Emmerson, Mary Down, Jane Glynn

Print room hanging day - lunch break  work by Mary Down

Print room hanging day - lunch break

work by Mary Down

Also, coming up

Contemporary Art + Ritual

Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA

Dates; 16 - 21 st May

Times; 10 - 6 each day.

Encompassing sound, light, paint, dust, wood, thread and more, the group show reveals ritual to be an expression of human life that is undergoing a process of constant reinvention. The Crypt’s atmospheric brick vaulted passageways add to the theme and will take you on a fascinating and unique artistic journey

More details about the Contemporary Art + Ritual exhibition:
https://artandritual.wixsite.com/mysite/artists + http://cryptgallery.org/events/
Accessibility: Regrettably there is no wheelchair access to the Crypt Gallery. There are steep uneven steps with a handrail leading down to the gallery. The floor of the gallery is uneven stone.

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Rust print and Dye on Fabric

Rust print and Dye on Fabric

Photography and ink  in Tin Light Box

Photography and ink in Tin Light Box

Meditative, demanding, repetitive - Ad Reinhardt on Rituals.

Using photography, drawing and installation my recent work takes inspiration from investigation into the fragile and splintered shoreline of the Essex East Coast. In particular I am interested in how the rituals of mark making and process can create a dialogue about these transient and enigmatic margins.

Excerpt from Exhibition catalogue, April 2019

Being Bookish

There is something so delicious about walking into a secondhand bookshop, picking up an old tattered book and thumbing through the pages. It's the element of surprise and discovery. 

That love of books has been at the forefront of a group of book works I've recently completed using monoprint, collage and machine stitch.

Close of the day  

New Book works inspired by visits to Wicken Fen nature reserve. Part of an ongoing collaborative project with Artist Helen Terry. 

Hardly visible

Hardly visible

One day I watched

One day I watched