Join us at Durham Book Festival for the launch of Book Apothecary – a traveling artist book museum created by visual artists Yvette Hawkins, Aidan Moesby, Theresa Easton and Stevie Ronnie.
Artists have shared skills in book binding, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, writing and audio with a group of young artists to make a series of handmade books centred around the theme of Category. All book works are be exhibited in a unique traveling vessel made up of modified vintage suitcases and trunks designed by Furniture Maker Nick James.
Book Apothecary is inspired by the idea of book and botanical categorisation systems, proving that books can be visual as well as informative.
Catch Book Apothecary on its travels and explore hidden and unusual handmade books.
23 OCTOBER : DURHAM CITY FOOD FESTIVAL
11am – 4pm : DROP-IN BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP
PEMBERTON ROOMS, PALACE GREEN, DURHAM DH1 3RN
Join artists Yvette Hawkins and Hannah Keville to learn how to make a simple book. No experience necessary – for all ages and abilities.
The Book Apothecary will also be roaming around the food festival on Palace Green. If it rains it will come into the Cafe area of the food festival tent next to the bookstalls.
BOOK APOTHECARY LIBRARY TOUR
COUNTY DURHAM : 24 – 28 OCTOBER
Book Apothecary will be on the road on a tour of libraries in County Durham.
Willington Library 10am – 12pm
Bishop Auckland Town Hall & Library 2pm – 4pm
Seaham Library 10am – 12pm
Murton Library 2-4pm
Consett Library 10am -12pm
Chester-le-Street Library 2pm -4pm
Newton Hall Library 10am – 12pm
Peterlee Library 2pm -4pm
Wolsingham Library 10am -12pm
Chilton Library 2pm – 4pm
Book Apothecary is part of NE-Generation and is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.
Book Apothecary is supported by New Writing North & Durham Book Festival 2011.