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Please visit our Ledbury BooksArts exhibition at the Shell House Gallery in the Homend, Ledbury HR81BT ..open every day, 10a.m.-5p.m. during the Ledbury Poetry Festival. 5th -14th July. www.shellhousegallery.co.uk

An exhibition of artist’s books as objects, ideas, time-travel, mind mapping, revolutions; unique and poetic.

BookArts workshop

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I attended a BookArts workshop at the Shellhouse gallery in Ledbury with Guy Begbie, who supported the group to make  unique concertina books incorporating many different techniques. I decided to prepare paper with inks in advance to use for my book with the idea of drawing into the colours and shapes. I plan to  record memories of walks with friends in the local countryside

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“The book is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all the art forms.

 The book as a visual medium can provide links and meeting points between art disciplines.

 Guy Begbie demonstrates this, in his practice as a multi-disciplinary artist. ”  www.guybegbie.com

Stained Glass Workshop

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I attended another workshop with stained glass artist,  Nicolas Hopwood at Brillie, a stunning location near Hay on Wye. The panel that I made is to be incorporated into my front door, alongside the crow window made at a previous workshop. Please see Nicky’s own website for information about her courses. www.nicolashopwood.co.uk