Sue Wood works in stitched textiles, artist books and mixed media in response to the Australian landscape, focusing on its colours, textures and shapes and the experience of living in the Australian bush. She also works in response to objects and material held in museums and archives. Sue’s work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas, including solo exhibitions at WWAG and the ANCA Gallery in Canberra. She has been teaching about books and bookmaking for over 20 years, winning a national teaching award for one of her university level subjects about art and books.
The book form as communication
There is something about a handmade book that entices us to open the covers and peek inside. What will we find: An intriguing story? A collection of poems? A series of sketches or collages?
This workshop focuses on the book form as a means of communicating ideas and information. Through a series of structured exercises students will learn how to make a variety of book structures and develop skills in combining image, text and physical form (size, format, materials) to convey ideas and information.
What will you learn in this workshop
- How to make a range of book structures, from simple folded books to multi-section sewing.
- How to choose materials and formats to reinforce the message you want to convey.
- Strategies for generating and combining images and text in the book form.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to use the book as a form of artistic expression and communication. Previous bookmaking experience is not necessary.
What you will learn in this workshop
How to make a range of book structures, from simple folded books to multi-section sewing.
How to choose materials and formats to reinforce the message you want to convey.
Strategies for generating and combining images and text in the book form.