ARTIST BOOKMAKERS' MARKET
DALRIADA, PORTOBELLO PROM
SAT 7TH SEPT, 12 TO 6PM
SUN 8TH SEPT, 12 TO 5PM
Frances' art practice is shaped by the history, archaeology and landscape of place. Walking has always been integral to her practice, her travels through the landscape are embodied in Artists Books, created through a variety of media; water-based ink, screen-print and mono-print collage.
She trained as a painter at Glasgow School of Art but now works in a variety of media. Solo exhibitions include 'Voices from the River', Perth Museum and Art Gallery 'The Architecture of Nature', Charles Rennie Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, 'Beyond Appearance', Park Gallery, Falkirk, and 'Paths and Journeys', Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Her work is held in numerous collections including Art UK, Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Central Library. Frances has exhibited in the UK and abroad participating in group shows in Lithuania, France, Holland, Germany, and China as part of a Scottish artists exchange at, Xiantan University, Hunan Province. She has received a number of awards and prizes including short listing for the Aspect Prize (2010), Scottish National Art Competition (2008), first prize winner, Scottish Arts Council Combined Arts Award (2001), and Scottish Arts Council regional artists' award (2000).
A recent course of study with The Archaeology Institute, Orkney College prompted a period of research and exploration into the physical and cultural environment of the Orkney Islands. Inspired by some of the best preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, a series of Artists Books, documents a six month period during which time she worked to develop texture, surface and form through mark-making, mono printing and book making.
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bound:unbound are a collective who make artists’ books as part of their practice (Felicity Bristow, Liza Green, Susie Leiper, Lynda Wilson and Susie Wilson). Each artist brings a unique approach to the discipline of the artist book through the varied ways they work. Their books reflect the diverse practices of each artist – printmaking, painting, lettering, installation and textiles. Each artist brings something different, reflecting interests ranging from the built environment, coastal findings, the fragility and strength of the human body, mountain landscapes, political and geographical environments and the pervading spirit of place. Pop- ups, sewing and printed text find their way into many of the structures.
Megan paints and draws in the pages of old hardback books to
tell stories collected on the wind and sea. These books
are made to be handled and touched, read and
collected, like any other.
An abstract painter for over the past twenty years, her
work is an intuitive, visual diary of her interior language.
The foundation of her work is in the balancing of shape
and line with colour, texture, and atmosphere. She enjoys
creating meditative places to get lost in, as well as
dynamic spaces to explore relationships — such as how
we dance between our inner and outer selves and each
Megan's paintings are in collections throughout the United
States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Most recently,
her work was purchased by the American cable network
HBO, to be used in season three of their award-winning
series, “True Detective.”
EDINBURGH AND ELSEWHERE
The Edinburgh and Elsewhere artists' book collective brings photography, writing, illustration and publishing together with a special emphasis on place, in all of its forms.
Printed book works in small editions, unique artists' books and 'zines.
In her work, Elaine Robson considers how the seasons inform and schedule human activities, chronicling journeys and transitions through landscapes from the wild to terraformed.
She produces artists' books using photography, printmaking and folded paper forms.
Catherine Marshall’s work explores the built environment through the lens of feminist practice. In her work, she does away with hierarchies between writing and photography, each genre informs (and disrupts) the other. Her latest book, The Future is Trending, is inspired by fashion futurologists, and predicts the next ten years in a series of poems that appear at once visionary, absurd and eerie.
Works shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, in the collection of the Art and Design library, Edinburgh.
Invited artist Ryoko Tamura is a Japanese Illustrator living in Edinburgh producing prints, postcards and illustrated books.
Ryoko draws inspiration through her own heritage, the unique perspective of Scottish humour and everyday life with her cat. She has had solo shows in The Skylark, Portobello and at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
We will also be selling current and back issues of The Elsewhere: A Berlin-based journal dedicated to writing and visual art on place.
‘typochondriacs’ is the print name for Gen Harrison.
Her practice has foundations in, but is not exclusive to, the medium of letterpress. She is interested in language, history, ‘ephemory’ place and people. Currently on a journey from the analogue, via the digital, and back again, she has recently completed the MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE.
It always comes back to the inky joy of the word-work and making. The Book Arts permit explorations beyond and between the words and becomes a place to start, continue and re-visit conversations that got lost along the way.
Work on show will include pieces from 'Souvenir: Wish You Were Here?' made in response to last year's Art Walk Porty.