Gail Stiffe in Horsham - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018
Melbourne based Gail Stiffe has been making artist books and teaching both papermaking and bookbinding for over twenty years. In 2016 Gail’s work travelled around America in the IAHPPA exhibition The Luminous Within; in 2018 this exhibition will travel Australia. Her work can be found in Museums, in Korea, the State Library of Victoria and in Broken Hill. Gail Stiffe travels to Horsham to share with us her skills in paper making and bookbinding.
Masterclass: Papermaking, Bookbinding - In this two day masterclass participants will make paper from denim pulp in the morning of day one, and while that is drying make a hardcover concertina book from commercial paper.
The accordion or concertina could be argued to be the most useful book form for book artists. The accordion is also the basis of many other bindings, including pocket book, and W-Binding. In the Masterclass participants will learn the basics for folding and covering an accordion then move on to make a W binding using the denim paper made during the morning of day one.
A Horsham Regional Art Gallery program in partnership with Grampians Arts.