A busy week of teaching - completing assessments, a bonding with fabrics, sublimation and rubber workshop and feedback tutorials at NUA. For OCA I ran a writing workshop where we began to talk about how to write about work, specifically looking at our relationship to making and the work. Friday was mostly spend in a 4 hour meeting at The Bookartbookshop in Hoxton, (a gem of a place) thrashing out a plan with Tanya, with much tea, for the next phase of the MA Book Art course at Camberwell - lots of guest speakers and more group crits and opportunities to discus our work. Despite its context - that of closing - the course is experiencing some good work as it drives off a cliff into being taught out to its demise. During a fantasy artwork seminar this week we rethought the Grand Tour for the Internet Generation - using Google Earth and instructions to send each other around the world from the comfort of our phone screens. #someofmybestteachingistakingplace. Other work includes being invited to run an Artists Book surgery at The Tetley in Leeds as part of PAGES and its New Voices project and running master class workshops with The Design Crafts course at Middlesex University. Both of which will be interesting opportunities and I'm really pleased to be part of their worlds.
At the weekend a quick jaunt around some east end galleries to check out this years edition of Condo http://www.condocomplex.org/london/ - where galleries give their spaces to galleries from around the world - some interesting work in mixed shows - Andrew Bick at Hales Gallery was a graphic geometric feast and I enjoyed the knitted maps and dictionaries at Flowers East. Whilst walking around the back streets I came across some magnificent examples of smoking architecture - buildings built as a result of the smoking ban for the express purposes of smoking.