The Poetry of Artists' Books

Date: 29 July - 30 July 2020
Venue: Center for Fine Print Research, Bower Ashton
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/howtofindus/howtofindcitycampus.aspx
Time: 9:30 - 16:30


Join Jeremy Dixon, the poet and artist's book maker, for two days of inspirational, practical work devoted to producing your own unique poetic artists' book.

We will examine artists' books long association with poetry and how such books can reflect, amplify and/or become the themes of the poetry they contain. We will use an eclectic range of poetic and practical bookmaking techniques including concrete poetry, erasure poetry, Found poetry, collage, pamphlets, zines, stab binding and collaboration to create new and exciting work.

This will be an energetic, practical two days looking at words and poetry in fun and inclusive ways, and aims to give participants the confidence and techniques to find new ways of using words and poetry in their own practice.

All materials will be provided but please bring along any poetry (either your own or by someone else) or any other items of ephemera that you have collected and may want to incorporate into a book (don't worry if you haven't got anything, there will be lots of stuff available on the course to use!).

The course price includes all materials and catering.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol's beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park. With a maximum of 10 participants sign up early to secure your place.

About the tutor

The course tutor Jeremy Dixon lives outside Cardiff making Artist's Books that combine poetry, photography, queerness, individuality, compassion and humour. He writes, designs, and makes all his books by hand, relishing the slight differences and imperfections that can result. Since founding Hazard Press in 2010 he has participated in many book fairs including BABE, Glasgow International Artists Bookfair, Turn the Page in Norwich and the Small Publishers' Fair in London.

Jeremy exhibited both in the UK and abroad in America, Russia and Iceland. Hazard Press books are in many private and public collections including the National Library of Wales, the Tate Gallery, the Saison Poetry Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and Winchester School of Art. His debut poetry collection IN RETAIL was published by Arachne Press in 2019.

Cost: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
Contact: Sarah Bodman
Telephone: +44 (0)117 3285864
E-mail: CFPRinfo@uwe.ac.uk

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