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Photo of a fold-out painted illustration of foliage by the waterside.

Artists’ Books: Codex to Scroll, with Helen Douglas

Join us for an illustrated talk on artists’ books with Helen Douglas, celebrating the beginning of Book Week Scotland 2023 and the opening of the UAA Winter Exhibition

This event is free and open to all, at 7pm on Monday 13th November.

Helen Douglas’ books engage with book structure, photography and printing to develop Visual Narrative within the book form. Emergent themes of her work are a sense of place and an exploration of the natural world.

Published by Weproductions, an imprint established in the early 1970s by Telfer Stokes and joined by Douglas in 1974, her books are characterised by unlimited editions, paperback format and offset printing. Since the early 2000s smaller digital editions including hand scrolls have formed part of the range.

Douglas works in the Scottish Borders. Weproductions books have been widely exhibited in the UK, Europe and the US – where a retrospective exhibition was held at Printed Matter Inc, New York in 2018. Her books have won awards and are held in many public collections including SGMA, Edinburgh, V&A, Tate, Yale Centre for British Art and MOMA, NY. In 2006 she was made Life Member of the Museum of Modern Art, NY in recognition of her work in the book.  In 2012 she was part of a research group at Tate/UAL in collaboration with the British Museum and V&A looking into the digital Artist Book, which resulted in her digital publication The Pond at Deuchar.