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Book Works made during Artists Residencies in Australia

During 2016 & 2017, Guy Begbie had the opportunity to engage in three artist residencies overseas in Australian Universities. He was an artist in residence researching & developing new works at: Cicada Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Canberra School of Art,  Australian National University, Canberra and Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane.
During these residencies he produced artists books that were devised using combinations of mixed media that included: printmaking, photography & video, digital & analogue drawing, re-configured appropriated book/printed material, paper engineering, small scale casting and 3D scanning and prototyping.
These books can be opened and displayed as a freestanding, expanded and immersive structures. They can be viewed in multi configurations and also can be held in the hands for more intimate tactile reading engagement. The non-linear narrative structure of the book works alludes to mapping and a walking passage or dérive, through both natural and built architectural environments.
The books are intended to imply a sense of physical spatial containment through the transition in activating the book from a folded 2D flat object to a 3D sculptural artifact.
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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book Drawing – Dialogue Crossing Divides 1’  (wall mounted work)   GB  Canberra  2016
Photostat On Stitched & Constructed Appropriated Paper Based Aerial Mapping Material
Dimensions: 49cm x 36cm
Unique/One of a kind book
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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 1)  2016   
One of a kind/Unique
Freestanding sculptural/architectural concertina structure book-work with hard back covers
Content includes relief and intaglio printed imagery, digital printed imagery and text, paper engineering & appropriated library discard material
Closed dimensions:  43cm x 22cm x 1cm
Open dimensions:     variable
This book-work is held in the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research Artists Book Collection, Griffith University Brisbane,  QLD, Australia

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016
Australian-map-book-3‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book Drawing – Dialogue Crossing Divides 2‘  one of a kind series (wall mounted work)   GB     Canberra  2016

 

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‘Blast’   GB  Brisbane  2016
One of a Kind/Unique
A free standing extended opening sculptural bookwork mapping distillations of Brisbane/place/locations seen through the perspective of cut page apertures and architectural modelling of page facets.
Case binding: content includes appropriated photographic imagery from a library discard on the front cover. Hand cut, perforated and folded drawing paper and card stock in various weights with paper engineering and appropriated library discard material.
The book-work is held in the Artists’ Book Collection of the State Library of Queensland Brisbane  QLD  Australia

 

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‘Blast’   GB  Brisbane  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ (one of a series)   GB  Canberra  2016
Photostat On Stitched & Bound Appropriated Paper Based Aerial Mapping Material
Using appropriated found aerial mapping artifacts, these works investigate ways in which the book form may hold and contain a distillation of direct and imagined experience of the landscape. In the act of reading maps, one may prompt a familiar fleeting pang of recognition making a place quantifiable through recall.
The Map has an inter-textual dimension, where meaning can cross boundaries of place. The referencing of map elements are a frequent factor in Guy Begbies’ book works. Maps that often have the irregular edge or organic perimeters of the found fragment or broken shard artifact. This characteristic serves to emphasise the lack of a frame where meaning runs off the edge into an abstract void space where anything can happen.
Dimensions: 32cm x 21cm 
Unique/One of a Kind Book
The books were produced during a Book & Printmaking Residency, Developing New Works at the School of Art, Australian National University Canberra,  Australia 

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   GB  Canberra  2016  
One of a Kind/Unique
Freestanding sculptural/architectural concertina structure book-work, with blue soft back cover with tabbed closure. The content includes layered up and overprinted photstat imagery, text and paper engineering.
The book-work is held in the collection of the Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem Library for the artist’s book, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Canberra Dérive’   (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Books’ one of a kind series  (detail)  GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Australian Aerial Mapping Book’ one of a kind series   GB  Canberra  2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 6) GB Brisbane 2016
One of a Kind/Unique
Freestanding sculptural/architectural concertina structure book-work, with blue soft back cover with tabbed closure. The content includes relief and intaglio printed imagery, digital printed imagery and text, paper engineering & appropriated library discard material
Closed Dimensions:  31cm x 18cm x 1cm
Open Dimensions:     variable
The book was produced while attending a Book & Printmaking Residency & Developing New Works at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
The work is held in a private collection in Brisbane, QLD, Australia

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 6) GB Brisbane 2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 6) GB Brisbane 2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 5)  GB  2016 
One of a kind/unique freestanding sculptural/architectural concertina structure book-work, with red & blue soft back cover with tabbed closure.Content includes relief and intaglio printed imagery, digital drawing/printed imagery and text, paper engineering & appropriated library discard material
closed dimensions:  31cm x 22cm x 1cm
open dimensions:     variable
The work was produced in April 2016, while attending a Book & Printmaking Residency & Developing New Works at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 5)  GB  2016 

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 5)  GB  2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9) GB  2016   
One of a kind/unique freestanding sculptural/architectural concertina structure book-work with hard back covers (can be displayed in multi-configurations)
The book work alludes to a passage or dérive through a built environment. It is constructed using a variety of bookbinding & paper engineering methodologies as well as relief and intaglio printmaking, drawing, digital media and the use of appropriated reconfigured book material. The work can be viewed in multi configurations, opened up as physically expanded sculptural structures and immersive non-linear narrative environments   
The content includes relief and intaglio printed imagery, digital printed imagery and text, paper engineering & appropriated library discard material
closed dimensions:  50cm x 37cm x 5cm
open dimensions:     variable
The work was produced while engaged in practice research during a Book & Printmaking Residency Developing New Works at Queensland College of Art, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Guy Begbie was awarded a ‘Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2017’ for this work, which was exhibited at the ‘Manly Library Artists’ Book Award 2017’ Competition/Exhibition at the ‘Creative Space, North Curl Curl, NSW, Australia 31st March – 2nd April 2017. The work has been acquired for the Artist Book Collection at Manly Library, NSW, Australia

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9) GB  2016
(Open Freestanding Display Configuration Detail)

 

98 GB Brisbane Derive

‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9) GB  2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9)  (detail)  GB  2016

 

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‘Brisbane Dérive’ (Route 9) GB  2016

 

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Designer Book Binding  (GB Sydney 2016)
Title:’Muscovy’ / Author: Matthew Francis / Publisher: Faber and Faber: London 2013
Description Of Binding:  Secret Belgian Binding with Morocco leather covered boards and spine piece. Circular inlays in various leathers, bookcloth and paper based materials with printed montage/drawings.
Exhibited at  ‘CODE X: Contemporary Fine Bindings’ Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia 7th February – 27th March 2017

 

 

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