So, today I had a meeting with Alan to discuss the new micro website for Peripheral Vision and some ideas for the books. I had taken along a copy of the PDF of the project, which was a good move as he will base the design around this so that we have a coherent theme.
David Nash & Jamie Shovlin
Before leaving, I was thrilled to have a sneak preview of a book for David Nash (bow down and kiss his feet) and a book for the Saatchi artist Jamie Shovlin. Below is a photo I took at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park during David Nash’s exhibition there in February:
Peripheral Vision: our IACL Fund Project Name
So I have decided on a name for the project: Peripheral Vision. I know it’s going to be about film making and photography and books. Now that I have the name and the concept I just need to write the narrative… that’s the best bit.
I think this photo is perfect for marketing the project. I shall use it on all Peripheral Vision publicity materials. I took it whilst on a book-making course at Hot Bed Press.
Whitworth Art Gallery: iPads and Book-making
Today is the ‘Get Digital’ day for Adult Learners’ Week and I have organised two fab workshops for adults at Whitworth Art Gallery: book-making and iPad iTour.
Lucy May Schofield was the tutor for the bookmaking. Lucy is a consummate professional. She always arrives in plenty of time to set up the room. She brings all the necessary equipment for up to about fifteen participants. Her teaching style is spot on with lessons pitched at the right level and pace. I have received excellent feedback about her workshops, and her personal hand-made books are beautiful.
I first met Lucy when I attended one of her two day bookmaking courses at Hot Bed Press in the summer of 2010. I loved it! I made six or seven little books using folding, cutting and sewing techniques which I then used for my Level 3 Photography Diploma.
For the more experimental iPad iTour workshop, learners filmed some footage of the gallery on new iPad 2s then edited it down to a couple of minutes, added music or a voice over then watched their short film on a big screen. It was amazing to see what the learners produced after three hours, one of which was spent on a guided tour of the gallery. I have to admit that the new iPad 2 is a gorgeous, covetous, pretty little thing and makes my iPad 1 seem rather clunky and outmoded.
Anyway, the reason I’m telling you about this day, is because these two workshops have proved inspirational for the project idea, which is still forming in and around my head like a cumulus cloud on a sunny day.
I know that somehow the new bid will include bookmaking of some kind and the use of iPads to make films.