ExhibitionHerbert Read Gallery

All Inked Up: Kent’s International Artist Book and Print Event

All Inked Up is an International Artist Book and Print Event spread over two venues,

UCA, Canterbury and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, comprising of an Artist Book and Print Fair, Symposium, Workshops and a final Exhibition of four internationally acclaimed artists at The Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury.

The event will build the audiences awareness of the Artist book as a primary medium and method in artistic practice to introducing the broad possibilities that the book format covers, from Illustrative narrative to sculptural forms through to digital, audio/video and performance work.

The Event will feature over 30 Internationally recognised Book Arts from Spain, South Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland as well as the U.K; the work of Staff and Students from European Universities, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and England as well as local Artistic community in the South East, Resort Studio, Open School East, Intra, DBA Print studios and Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.

You will have the opportunity to talk directly to the Artists about their work, ideas and how and why they use their methods of production.

Events at UCA Canterbury include:

ALL INKED UP Artist’s Book / Print Fair

Date: Friday 13 October 2017
Location: Herbert Read Gallery
Time: 10:30 am- 18:00 pm

The artists exhibiting come from diverse disciplines and practices who use the book format as either a component within their work or as a means of an outcome as an object or art form. These are handmade or small editioned books and prints, examining what a book can be or represent, from sequential narrative to sculptural forms.

The books will showcase different subject matter and processes into a tangible format using different print processes, embracing analogue to digital, digital to analogue and investigating printable materials, to different binding processes and structures.

Books are tactile objects or artifacts to be handled and viewed, performed or even worn.

The Artists will also be showcasing limited editioned Prints from diverse print process.

ALL INKED UP Symposium

Date: Friday 13th October
Location: The Crag Lecturer Theatre UCA Canterbury
Time: 12:00 am- 17:00 pm  

The symposium will provide the opportunity to ask what constitutes an artist book and the function of the ‘artists book’ within an artist’s and a designer’s practice.

Can an artist’s book transcend different disciplines and artistic philosophies opening up new means of interdisciplinary enquiry and being a format that can break down barriers and thereby be accessible to a more diverse audience?

Internationally acclaimed artists and designers will be debating these issues.

They will be looking at the book in a broad context, from sequential narrative and mapping, to using a variety of formats, binding methods and processes. These artists are deconstructing the essence of the artist’s book, one of a visual language and its interaction with the audience. The book can be in the shape of a personal artifact held and played with, to being immersive environments that engulf the audience. The artists will be discussing their own practice and their ideas and how they see and use the book format to interact with the viewer and the books accessibility with the audience.

ALL INKED UP Printmaking and Bookbinding workshops

Date: Friday 13 October
Location: UCA Canterbury the reception area
Time: 10:30 am- 17:00pm  

There will be related workshops inductions into the various processes and media used by the Exhibiting Artists throughout the day in:

Risograph, Letterpress, Silkscreen, Embossment and Book binding methods.

These will be conducted by some of the exhibiting Artists / Designers and by staff and students from UCA Canterbury.

There will be limited places for each workshop but you will be able to sign up for the individual workshops on Friday 13th at the reception area.

Each workshop / inductions will be timetabled throughout the day giving you the opportunity to visit the Fair and take part in the symposium as well as the workshops.

ALL INKED UP Exhibition

Date: Friday 20 October- Thursday 9 November 2017
Private View: Thursday 19 October 6:00- 8:00 pm
Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury

The Exhibition comprises four acclaimed Artists who work within the boundaries of the Artist Book. The exhibition outlines the diverse nature of the book format, from sequential narrative to mapping and code to installation and interactive pieces.

The common thread of the book is also expressed in the Artists production methods through various print methods and sequencing within their work.

The exhibition will be open from 10am till 6pm Monday to Friday.

For more information please read the Artists Statements

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