Thursday, 13 October 2016

Since 2000 Book Project International has been run by Vis a Vis who have built up a collection of artist publications that have regularly been exhibited in libraries. A selection of several of these many works from many countries will be presented here. They will become catalysts for other art forms; dance, drama, installation to be captured in the drawings of three artists.

Book project International also gives space to young creators by putting in the spotlight the works of young art students Camille Renaut from Haut Ecole des Arts de Rhin and Leonie Lachlan graduate of Newcastle University and the Royal Drawing School. Their recent works will be presented. 
Here's hoping to see you at one of these artist book events in late 2016. (ENTRY FREE)

A glorious exhibition in Dorset (Bridport Arts Centre) to coincide with their Open Book Week, open Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm until Friday 14th October. 

As it was used to advertise the exhibition, a final version of 'Recovered' Vol. 1 is now being printed in an edition of 10 (and shown by p's & q's press at all three events).

Oxford Guild of Printers' WAYZGOOSE 
Printers, illustrators, bookbinders, typecasters, buy-browse-commune. 

Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, Dora Cohen Hall, OX33 1HX (bus from Oxford station/centre/Headington every 20 minutes). 
Open Saturday October 22nd 10am - 5pm

Celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers. 
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (High Holborn Tube)
Open Fri - Sat, 11am - 7pm, November 4th & 5th

Sunday, 26 June 2016

I have been hiding here as the garden tries to get through the window. The cutting mat is new. Books are being assembled: 'Recovered' has been recovered with added papers in the beautiful colours of copied disintegrating newspaper. Other things don't change. The newspaper 'feuilleton' 'The Garments of Vengeance' that drove my research for the book, still seem to me, designed to spread fear and alarm. 

'From the Forest' with text by Ben Jonson '...The blushing apricot and wooly peach Hang on thy walls that every child may reach...' is the first book I edition as part laser print, part collagraph.

Finally here is a link about new acquisition 'Printess & the p', just sent to me from the British Library 

Monday, 28 December 2015

I am very interested in the way folding changes images.
Now my HAPPY NEW YEAR card sets her face against the storm.

Oxford Fine Press Bookfair 2015,  up on our ledge, lots of folding, unfolding and explaining - a great way to meet old and new friends alike and show new books 'City Cypher London' and 'A Storm of Stars: Hang their hats'. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

p's & q's Press invite you to The UK Fine Press Book Fair at Oxford Brookes University Sat 31st October & Sunday 1st November 10am - 5pm. Read Christine's interview with Sarah Bodman in this quarter's Printmaking Today.

Here are the results of a summer spent editioning City Cyphers.

Heather Hunter and Christine enjoyed the tremendous Big Draw launch in Oxford last Saturday. Below is an image of them at Nic Armitage's animation workshop. Join them on Saturday 24th October at Sparksartists' event at Thame Museum.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


The forthcoming Sparksartists exhibition Timelines is taking place at Thame Museum (79 High Street) during Thame Arts & Literature Festival. @tal_festival. Everyone is invited and anyone can take part in a free drawing event there on Saturday 24th October. This is part of the international celebration of drawing 

The poster image below is an elegant response by Heather Hunter to the theme of timelines. Each artist involved in the exhibition is including a timelines sketchbook. Mine began by celebrating drawing and very quickly turned to playing with print. 

Monday, 6 April 2015


Don't forget to call into the studio from 16th-26th May for Oxford Artweeks, an opportunity to 'enjoy the visual arts in a relaxed and friendly way'.

This is an artist's proof copy of Printess & the p, one of the very few books left that are bound in silk and come with extra prints. There were no extra prints of this page, only trial ones on my studio pinboard at 2 Essex Road.