Now in its third year, BOOKMARKS book fair will provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland.
Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.
Bookmarks will take place on the 29th March 2017, from 4.00 – 8.00PM, with talks running from 1.00PM. It is housed in the Sculpture Court, in Edinburgh College of Art’s Main Building.
For more information find them on Facebook. Or take a look at: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/eca-home/news-events/bookmarks-2017
A display of artists’ books from the ECA Library collection has been curated by The Grey People and is now open at ECA Library, Evolution House.
The books chosen are examples which the three students found particularly interesting in their cross-disciplinary approach: whether due to the aesthetic experience they provide, their content and context, or their position on the border of book-making.
“We are The Grey People, a collective and platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative practice at ECA. Our aim is to encourage and celebrate work that falls between and transcends disciplines.
Over the course of the Festival of Creative learning we, as a collective, were given the opportunity to curate a selection of books from the Edinburgh College of Art Library artists’ books collection, as part of a micro-residency, running parallel to an exhibition we are putting on at the end of March. To get the chance to get an in-depth insight into the range of books archived here has been a wonderful experience, and has helped us consider many questions regarding the inevitably vague – and grey – area of the Interdisciplinary.”
The display complements the BookMarks Bookfair at the ECA Sculpture Court on 29th March, and continues at ECA Library until 4th April.
Introduction to Wikidata – Friday 31st March, 3.30-5.00pm, Teaching Studio LG.07, David Hume Tower Building, George Square.
Using Wikidata, information on Wikipedia can be queried & visualised as never before. The sheer versatility of how this linked data can be used is only just beginning to be understood & explored. This workshop also includes an introduction to Histropedia which allows users to create visually dynamic timelines using structured data from Wikidata, articles from Wikipedia and images from Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedian in Residence
On Monday 24 April in Glasgow, the National Library of Scotland will host a postgraduate research fair.
- Glasgow postgraduate fair:
Monday 24 April, from 11:00-15:00, in the National Library of Scotland at the Kelvin Hall.
This is an informal, free, drop-in session, no booking required, where postgraduate students can:
- Discuss their research with NLS curators and specialist staff
- Find out more about the National Library of Scotland, its collections and facilities
- Get advice on topics such as intellectual property and reproductions of images and text
- Take a tour behind the scenes and get practical information on using the Library
- Network with other research students
Specialists from the NLS Archives and Manuscripts, General Collections, Moving Image Archive, Rare Books, Maps and Music, Intellectual Property, and Access areas will be there to answer your questions and give advice on what you can find in the NLS collections.
Coffee and tea will be available. The first 20 attendees will receive a National Library of Scotland bag and a copy of “Rax me That Buik: Highlights from the collections of the National Library of Scotland” by Iain Gordon Brown.
For more information, see http://www.nls.uk/using-the-library/academic-research
Edinburgh in Colour features illustrations of familiar Edinburgh locales, by ECA Design students. The book has been produced as an entrepreneurial venture with students from the University of Edinburgh Business School, to raise funds for the Scottish charity Children 1st.
For more information, see:
You can purchase copies of the colouring book at the Fruitmarket Gallery bookshop or online.
The University Main Library at George Square will be opening 24/7, from 20th March 2017. A lot of work by Library, Security and Estates staff behind the scenes has gone into making this possible.
For more information, please see the announcement at
and the Main Library webpage at
Wednesday 1st February 2017:
This week is Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Week across the University and ECA. There are lots of events to attend and opportunities to join in activities, from Therapets at Kings Buildings to mindfulness taster sessions, yoga sessions, and free for all belly dancing!
The student association EUSA is offering lots of events from 30th January to 5th February. EUSA’s webpage here has lots of helpful information if you or a friend want to get support with mental health and wellbeing.
For more info about the EUSA Let’s Talk campaign see
The University has committed to supporting students and their wellbeing with the launch of its Student Mental Health Strategy today. More information about this strategy and the practical support that the University will offer will be announced on the University website soon.
BOOKMARKS explores artists’ books in education. It will take place in the ECA Main Lecture Theatre and the ECA Sculpture Court on the 29th of March 2017, with talks running from 1pm – 3pm, and the fair 4pm – 8pm.
In its third year, BOOKMARKS will provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland. Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.
BOOKMARKS focuses on academic study, exploring how artists’ books are used, promoted and created in educational settings. Featured artists and designers will include students, staff and alumni from Edinburgh College of Art, alongside those from other educational institutions in Scotland.
To coincide with BOOKMARKS, ECA student group The Grey People, who explore the spaces and overlaps between art and design, will have curated an exhibition of artists’ books from the ECA Library collection, that will be on show in the library in Evolution House.
BOOKMARKS starts with a symposium open to all participants and visitors where a wide range of speakers will make presentations detailing different aspects of the book through featured projects. Following this the fair will offer visitors the chance to see and handle the work, meet the artists and designers, and purchase an exciting array of artists’ books and zines.
BOOKMARKS will take place on 29th March 2017. For more info see http://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/bookmarks/1024 or the BOOKMARKS Facebook page.
The Grey People undertook their residency in ECA Library from 20th – 24th February, exploring the artists’ books collection, and making a selection of books to feature as part of the BookMarks Bookfair on 29th March 2017, and in a display in ECA Library which opens on 14th March.
A total of 25 books have been selected as fitting with their cross-disciplinary theme.
More news about the project soon!
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