Hands-on workshop added...

Registrations are open on the ABC conference website

A post conference workshop with Marama Warren has been added to our exciting conference offering. See below for details.

Finding Content
 with Marama Warren
Three hour workshop in conjunction with  
Association of Book Crafts NZ International Conference 2014
Monday 27th October 10a.m. - 1pm. Venue: Auckland University of Technology
Cost to be advised.
In this hands-on workshop, Marama will discuss ways to identify and develop themes for artists’ books and will provide examples and basic materials.
In the class, students will learn skills to develop text and images to integrate into their own artists’ books using practical exercises such as writing prompts and techniques with the non-dominant hand.  Marama will engage and encourage students to identify and develop themes using images through  mark making, creative word play, collage and stamping. Drawing on her extensive experience and knowledge of book structures, she will guide students to combine their text and images in an appropriate book structure  or to plan a rough design for future books using ideas formulated in the class.
Marama Warren worked as a professional writer before moving into adult education where she wrote and presented programs with the South Coast Co-operative Library Service, NSW TAFE and the YWCA NSW. She studied for two years with legendary Australian printmaker Joyce Allen. Her book arts have been exhibited in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and online. Her work is included in the 2012 Quarry Books publication 1000 Artists Books.
Marama’s prose and poetry recently been published in Hoodworks (Well Sprung Publications 2012) and Writing the Pacific. (2007) . In 2012 she was awarded the Fast Forward Escape ArtFest Grant and a Literature Board Australia Arts Council for the Ulladulla Book Project.
Marama has worked as Artist and Writer in Residence at Bundanon Trust NSW, the Dunn Lewis Centre, South Coast NSW and with the NSW Historic Houses Trust.
She currently runs book arts and journalling workshops for all ages. Her books are in the collections of National Library of Australia; Regenerator ProjectBristol, UK; Queensland State Library and Wollongong University.
A member of the ABC NZ since 2005, Marama has exhibited and run workshops with the association over the past eight years. Her altered books are currently on show at Federal University Ballarat, Australia.
Her next publication, on journalling, titled Write Your Self will be available in 2015.

Please register your interest to attend this workshop with Mary Molloy:  ph # 64 09 298 9288 

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