Join us online at 1pm tomorrow for the second in our Graphic Negotiations event series featuring Rosen Eveleigh, who we have recently collaborated with on Dark Room: Sex and Protest in San Francisco 1988–2003. Free, but please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Rosen Eveleigh is a designer and researcher working independently or with artists, archives, editors, cultural institutions and publishers to produce graphic identities, typefaces, websites, texts, lectures, books and other works. They are interested in the historic and methodological relationship between graphic design and queer culture. Alongside their practice they teach on the MA Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Website: www.roseneveleigh.com.
Book Works sees graphic design as crucial to realising artists and writers’ ideas in the final form of the book. Graphic Negotiations is a series of lunchtime talks with designers, most of whom we’ve worked with in the past. The format and topic will vary, but all events are online (on Zoom), free to attend, and between 1-1.45 pm on weekdays. The next two events will be:
Wednesday 18th May – Erik Hartin and Moa Pårup
Wednesday 15th June – Rose Nordin and Rosa-Johan Uddoh
Starting 9th May – eight-week bookbinding course for beginners
A new eight-week bookbinding class run by the Book Works Studio begins on 9 May and places are still available.
Taught by Ina Baumeister, students will have the opportunity to learn hand bookbinding techniques which can later be applied to their own work. The course will feature multi-section binding, exposed spine books, Japanese style binding and a concertina binding. The final two weeks will include making a slipcase to contain the books made during the course.
The course will be for a maximum of 8 students and will be run at Book Works Studio in Shoreditch, London.
Mondays from 9 May to 27 June, 2022
Time: 6.30–9.00 pm.
Cost: £260 per student
Our Book of the Month for April is Sharon Kivland’s A Case of Hysteria (1999), which draws on Freud’s famous analysis of Dora, a young woman who is brought to him by her father. Dora is suffering from repeated loss of voice and a nervous cough. Sharon Kivland has created a mystery novel about Dora, which investigates the events discussed in her analysis as clues to the unlocking of a story of love and betrayal.
A Case of Hysteria is a critical study that rewrites one of the key texts in psychoanalysis and reveals an illuminating picture of Dora. The writer-turned detective traces the events recounted in the analysis, following the story to Vienna, Meran and Frazenbad.
Get it for just £14 (30% off) until the end of the month!
Book Works is a leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and publishers of books.
Established in 1984, we are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists. Our projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples.
The Book Works Studio offers a specialist bespoke service for a range of clients, from artists, designers, galleries, and businesses. We provide binding solutions, develop prototypes and specialise in unique book artworks, boxes, and portfolios. We have an extensive archive, and offer tailored educational events, and bookbinding courses. The Studio generates income from clients and is self-sufficient.
Book Works Publishing is dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists. Our projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects and include publishing, a lecture and seminar programme, exhibitions, the development of an online archive, and artists’ surgeries and workshops.
Our audience is vital to our work. The process of engaging and developing our audience is initiated with our commissioning programme, and driven through all aspects of our activities, particularly our public programme of events, our workshops, artists’ surgeries and education activities, and through our interest in collaborating with other organisations and libraries. Our programme of commissions is diverse, and reflects our commitment not just to work with cultural workers from all backgrounds, but to invest in networks and programmes that engage, and develop and create new artistic voices.
Include new projects with: Phyllis Christopher; Francesco Pedraglio; Sarah Tripp; Praneet Soi; Stuart Brisley; Nina Wakeford and Art on the Underground; Erica Scourti; Sophia Al-Maria; Bouchra Khalili; Laure Prouvost; Stephen Sutcliffe; Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan; Contact – a series guest edited by Hannah Black with Hamishi Farah, Momtaza Mehri and Derica Shields; and Interstices, a fiction series edited by Bridget Penney with Harun Morrison, Diana Georgiou and Licorice by Bridget Penney.
By supporting Book Works you will help support artists and writers at the emerging stage of their careers through our diverse commissioning programme of open submissions, guest editorships, public events, exhibitions and publications.
Book Works is a registered charity, dedicated to advance education for the benefit of the public in the visual arts, particularly books which may be recognised as works of art in their own right.
We have a board of trustees who input their range of diverse expertise and interests into our development:
Teresa Drace-Francis (Chair)
Gerrie van Noord