Booknesses Colloquium: Taking Stock of the Book Arts in South Africa

The Department of Visual Art, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg (UJ) takes great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Booknesses Colloquium and its related events.

Public workshops and visits will take place in the days before the Colloquium begins.

The Colloquium has attracted a number of local and international delegates and speakers. The keynote speakers are confirmed as Sarah Bodman, Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Robbin Ami Silverberg, artist and founding director of Dobbin Mill, hand-papermaking studio and Dobbin Books, a collaborative artist book studio in Brooklyn, New York.

The Colloquium will also see the opening of two book arts exhibitions: Booknesses: South African Artists' Books (FADA Gallery) and the much anticipated Booknesses: Artists' Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection (UJ Art Gallery) and the launch of its extensive exhibition catalogue which will bolster book arts scholarship in South Africa.

The Colloquium ends with a public conversation between Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge, introduced and moderated by Professor Jane Taylor on the Sunday evening at the UJ Theatre.

To register for the colloquium and workshops, fill out the application form at this link. Please complete the form and submit it online by Monday 6 March 2017

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