Artist Book Spotlight: Jean Johnstone

Sun 30 Nov 2014

11.30 am — 3.30 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Patrick Geddes Room, Gateway
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A poetry reading with a difference - you do the reading, silently... Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets in the context of each individual art work. All of her small books contain one poem only, each complemented by delicate images from the natural world, on Lokta, Tsasho and Resho papers. Jean Johnstone is a Scottish artist who uses etchings, pen and ink drawings, leaf and bark papers, beeswax, silk and linen, to create handmade, hand-scripted artist's books. She has made works with many Scottish poets, including John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie.

There will be two 1 hour sessions: 11:30 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 15:30.

Part of Book Week Scotland

In partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library as part of Book Week Scotland

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)