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Guy Begbie

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

I am an inter-disciplinary book artist and designer and have been teaching at various UK universities as a lecturer and co-ordinator since 1995. I’m currently employed as a visiting associate lecturer at the University of the West of England, delivering teaching for MA/BA (Hons) programmes and Continuing Professional Development courses. My professional arts background experience is multidisciplinary in my practice and also in my art and design education history

My current research interests are in the activated fold and the dérive in a book works context. In my recent 2016-2017 current research and practice in the field of book arts, graphic investigation and printmaking, I have delivered the Siganto Foundation Artists’ Book Lecture 2016 at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and presented talks on my arts practice at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

About my work

My work has been acquired for the Artists’ Book Collection at The State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and the Manly Library Artists Book Collection, Manly, Sydney, Australia.

In 2016 I exhibited my architectural bookworks in the exhibition “Cover to Cover” at the Foyer Gallery in The School of Art, ANU, Canberra, Australia. I have been a recipient of the “Manly Library Artists Book Award 2017” and I was selected to exhibit my designer bookbinding work in February 2017 at “CODE X: Contemporary Fine Bindings”, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, Australia.

My greatest achievement

Nurturing an interest and the motivation to enable students to achieve success in careers in Art and Design.

I have also completed three artist’s book and printmaking residencies overseas, developing new works at Cicada Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and The School of Art at the Australian National University, Canberra and Queensland College of Art/Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

My inspiration

Enthusiastic, hardworking student/ course participant cohorts are a great source of inspiration for me.

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