Bookmaking with Hugh Bryden, Roncadora Press

Saturday 16th July 2022 at Eskdalemuir Community Hub

A hands on workshop to investigate book forms and structures, make personal books and journals and discuss their uses and possibilities.

Where: Eskdalemuir Community Hub
When: Saturday 16th July
Morning session: 10.30am to 12:20pm
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1pm
Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm
Price: Free

About this event

The day will run as follows:

Morning session 10.30 – 12.30

  • Introduction and handling session with Roncadora books
  • Simple accordion books – make several and discover potential
  • Flag book construction – examples and uses
  • Tunnel books and their construction
  • Folding and cutting paper engineering

Lunch 12.30 – 1 pm

Afternoon session 1pm – 3pm

  • Multiples – photo-copiable pamphlets -folded construction
  • Simple stitched pamphlets Variations on stitched bindings – side and stab bindings
  • Covers and simple bindings
  • Group and bookarts projects
  • Pop up cards

About Hugh

Hugh Bryden spent 30 years as an Art Teacher in Dumfries and Galloway. Throughout his teaching career he continued to practice as a printmaker and painter. He was a regular exhibitor in national and international exhibitions and was involved for a number of years in the gallery business in Dumfries. Since 2005 he has been working as a printmaker, publisher, writer and teacher. In 2002 he was visiting lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State with an emphasis on Artists Books. He was one of four facilitators at the Wexford Artists Book Symposium in September 2005 and has exhibited at numerous Artists Book Fairs. His books have several times been shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for Poetry Publishing and the Michael Marks Award at the British Library, winning the Callum Macdonald Award in 2009 and 2017 and 2021. He has had numerous collaborative exhibitions and cross-arts events with craft-makers and musicians resulting in performances as well as publications, most notably ‘1957 Flying Scot’ with Rab Wilson and Ben Bryden, ‘Locating the Nest’ with Tom Pow and Lizzie Farey, and ‘Forgotten Doors’ with Hugh McMillan.

Hugh Brydon – Roncadora Press

This event is part of a series programmed by Autumn Voices in partnership with Eskdalemuir Expressive Arts, and is aimed at older people (60+).

With thanks to funding from Dumfries & Galloway Third Sector Interface Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund.

Upcoming Events, Eskdalemuir

Autumn Voices is pleased to be working again with Eskdalemuir Expressive Arts again this autumn. Catherine Urquhart will running Writing about Ageing in Haiku, a day workshop reading & writing haiku about ageing.

Eskdalemuir Community Hub, Saturday 28 October, 10.00–16.00.
Free, book via Eventbrite.

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