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Introducing the team

Introducing the team

We thought it was about time to introduce the team who established this project just incase you were wondering! Our little group was started by four of us: John Clark – Writer and formally founder and Director of Bank Street Arts Sarah Grace Dye –…

Louisa Boyd

Louisa Boyd

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I first started making artist’s books as I was using sketchbooks in an unusual manner – cutting through pages to make complex images that relied on the pages before and after them to complete them. From this,…

Marches Book Arts Group

Marches Book Arts Group

Marches Book Arts Group comprises makers at every level, from those just discovering the joys of book arts to professional artists renowned for their artist’s books. We come from, and share our skills, in a variety of disciplines from textiles and paper sculpture, to calligraphy, graphic design and printmaking.
Based in the English/Welsh border “Marches” region of the United Kingdom, the group formed in 2009. We meet every month to share knowledge, skills and information. We exhibit individually and together at numerous local and national events during the year, aiming to bring book arts and artist’s books to a wider audience”.

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Christine Nicholls Inkpot and Pen

Christine Nicholls Inkpot and Pen

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I first came across artist’s books at the exhibition Certain Trees: The Constructed Book, Poem and Object 1964-2008, tucked away in a room at the top of the V&A Museum in 2008. Locked away in a case was…

Lynne Barker

Lynne Barker

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I see the artist’s book as the ideal form to act as an archive for my drawings. The book form makes them easily available to others.  What is the focus of your practice? I am interested in…

Anja Uhren

Anja Uhren

How did you become involved in artist’s books?

I’ve always been fascinated by sequential art and books are the perfect medium to deliver a variety of messages and stories which to me is the most natural way to express my creativity. 

What is the focus of your practice?

My main focus are narratives. I love to capture the stories written by life – be they funny or serious, joyful or thought-provoking.

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now, I am working on an updated version of my ‘Portrait of Sheffield’ concertina book which is the project that first brought me to the city 3 years ago. 

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Less Than 500 Press

Less Than 500 Press

Mark Callard/ Foxhole Magazine How did you become involved in artist’s books? About ten years ago, I started writing poetry as a way of staying sane during a long period of mental ill health and rubbish jobs. My friend’s sister is a graphic designer, and…

Jan Hopkins

Jan Hopkins

What is the focus of your practice? For me the artist’s book moves in and out of the digital realm. I work with machine generated text printed on demand by mini printers driven by Raspberry Pi computers, images drawn by robot and text on screens,…

Nise McCulloch

Nise McCulloch

How did you become involved in artist’s books?

By accident really. Books and literature have always been central to my career & voluntary work. I was working on a writing project exploring destruction in literature which turned into a wider, interdisciplinary artistic venture producing a body of work in response to an enquiry of narrative erasure.

What is the focus of your practice?

Using broken books and abandoned ephemera, my projects simultaneously engage with the thematic ideas within the book’s narrative, whilst exploring the destruction of the book as a material object; the aims of which are: to question whether creation is heightened through destruction, to examine the absent space left by the ruin, and to identify how that space may be negotiated by a reader. Is the semantic content still able to be translated in the space left behind? 

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently, I am investigating cardiogram data to work into a visual poetry project that connects both science and art. 

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Grania Hayes

Grania Hayes

How did you get involved in artist’s books? I became involved in making artists books whilst printmaking with Michelle Avison at Morley College. One day she suggested we should make books.  At first, I was reluctant, but I had a go and I cut vinyl…

Kim Bevan

Kim Bevan

How did you become involved in artists books ? I first found out about artists books whilst I was doing my Master’s in Fine Art at Leeds. My lecturer, Chris Taylor, showed us a range of books as part of a group session and then…