UVic art display showcases craft of bookmaking

Art of the Book 2018 is in the Audain Gallery at UVic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Aug. 11

Winning entries from around the world are on display in Art of the Book 2018.

The juried exhibition of book arts features 67 uniquely crafted pieces covering eight categories: Fine Binding, Box Making, Papermaking, Fine Printing, Paper Decorating, Restoration, Calligraphy, and Artists’ Books. Canadian artists predominate, but entries are from as far away as the UK, France, Spain and Australia. All pieces are appearing publicly for the first time.

“This is the first time the jury has accepted an entry of mine and I’m thrilled,” says Vancouver Island resident Joan Byers. Her experimental project Alzheimer, uses the initial inking of the letterpress to create erratic patterns – going from a blank word to a solid black word.

Throughout the run of the show, there will be demonstrations of book arts techniques such as papermaking, calligraphy and different sewing patterns.

Hosted by the Victoria-based BC Islands Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild to mark the guild’s 35th anniversary, Art of the Book 2018 takes place at the Audain Gallery in the Visual Arts Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd. and is the first stop of a two-year nationwide tour. The wheelchair-accessible exhibition is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 26. Admission is free.

Join the opening tour on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 am.

editor@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

Zoning amendment gets a rough ride through Sooke council

Move to densify Otter Pont Road property defeated

Still no extreme weather shelter in Sooke

Coun. Ebony Login appointed as council liaison to address the issue

Sooke school wrestling team makes its mark

Squad win medals at its first meet

Sooke 10,000 Tonight food drive a massive success

More than 16,000 items collected in four hours

Trapped Vancouver Island crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

High streamflow advisory in effect across the Island

River Forecast Centre issues advisory as Pacific storms batter the coast

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

Man in his 60s dies in ATV accident north of Parksville

BC Coroners Service investigating the death

VIDEO: Kitten rescued from under school bus in Duncan

School staff have affectionately called kitten “Axle”

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Most Read