Book Arts Workshops Devised & Delivered By Guy Begbie

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‘Orange Rumba’  Video Short  (GB Bristol 2012)


‘Brisbane Dérive’  Bookworks Series  (GB Brisbane 2016)


Independent Bookbinding Workshops & Masterclasses taught by internationally established book artist, designer, university art & design lecturer and bookbinder Guy Begbie.

The book is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all art forms. The book as a visual medium can provide links and meeting points between art disciplines. Guy Begbie demonstrates this both in his practice as a multi-disciplinary artist and in his teaching.

The workshops range from one day to five day intensive courses that include both traditional and unorthodox bookbinding, altered books and reconfigured narratives, paper engineering, kinetic book constructions and architectural book structures. All courses are designed to be appropriate for people with or without previous bookbinding experience. Masterclasses are delivered in the context of continuing professional development.

Courses are limited to 15 participants.

Guy Begbie is an interdisciplinary artist, bookbinder & university associate lecturer currently based in Wales, UK. As an independent internationalist artist, he makes book works influenced by a core interest in parallels between historical bookbinding structures & architectural/sculptural forms. He works in a variety of media, that includes traditional bindery materials, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculptural casting and film-making. He uses non-linear narrative to investigate the book in transition from a folded 2D closed object to a 3D open and expanded construction. His works allude to spatial qualities experienced while making a passage or a dérive through both natural and built environments.

Guy Begbie exhibits his work and delivers independent workshops internationally. In 2016 he delivered book arts masterclasses at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, where he also gave the ‘Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016′. He was a recipient of a ‘Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2017’ and during 2016-17, he engaged in three artists’ residencies in Australia, researching & developing new works at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane; Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra and Cicada Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney. His work is held in state library, university and private collections in Australia and university library and private artists book collections in the UK.


contact Guy Begbie


telephone:  01558685470  or  07989393015

Bath Based Workshops

One Day Book Making Workshops Held At
Bath Artists Studios

Bath Artists’ Studios The Old Malthouse
Comfortable Place Upper Bristol Road
Bath BA1 3AJ


Guy Begbie Crossing Divides series GB Sydney Australia Wales UK 2017 2018
‘Crossing Divides’ series:  (GB   Sydney Australia / Wales UK, 2017-2018)
(Recent Exhibition Listing in ‘BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER’ No 119 page 2)


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‘Bookscape: Recto Verso’  Video Short  (GB Llansawel, Wales 2015)


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