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Gemma Meek
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  • Buckinghamshire / Manchester
  • United Kingdom
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Women and Artists' Books

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo-anne Mary Southorn Jan 27, 2015. 12 Replies

I am currently writing a dissertation on women's relationship with artists' books. I am particularly interested in the use of the artists' book for political means, beginning with second wave…Continue

 

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Gemma Meek commented on Jo-anne Mary Southorn's photo
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Guardian Angels Cover Jo Southorn 2010

"These are stunning prints Jo-anne, were you self-consciously drawing from a tradition of German Expressionism (they remind me of Kathe Kollwitz and her grieving portrayal of women)?"
Jan 29, 2015
judy bourke left a comment for Gemma Meek
"Hello Gemma. I am making books out of left over bits of printmaking and filling unused diaries with the bits."
Jan 29, 2015
Petru Viljoen left a comment for Gemma Meek
"Hi Gemma, I'm busy with a 'workbook' of women's issues, A3 size and will be taking ideas from it for bigger formats with the view to an art exhibition. I can't see a website for you on your page? I have a wordpress blog at…"
Jan 27, 2015
Jo-anne Mary Southorn replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Hi Gemma Have a look at my page and I have an Album on War etc with a few images from a book in it.  Jo"
Jan 27, 2015
Gemma Meek joined Robert Heather's group
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Schools, education & Artists Books

How to work with artists books in the classroom, exhibitions and studios.
Jan 27, 2015
Gemma Meek replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Hello Petru,  I think its particularly important when looking at works that address gender (particularly in terms of warfare, education and race) to see multiple perspectives from men and women.  It has to be said that the majority of…"
Jan 27, 2015
Gemma Meek replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Hello Jo-anne,  This sounds fascinating! I am currently looking to write a thesis on collaboration and social engagement in political artists' books, and your work sounds like it would definitely fit this theme! I would love to see some…"
Jan 27, 2015
judy bourke replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Gemma I have only a small narrow view of my world of books.I have been creating books using moulten metals. The metal in its heated form is very runny and malleable then it changes to hard or very hard with either smooth  edges or very rough…"
Mar 13, 2014
Petru Viljoen replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Gali, I had a look at the sites and it is very powerful work. I realize a project such is this can not be outcome based, but a seed gets planted and awareness is raised."
Mar 12, 2014
Petru Viljoen replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"I would like to think political issues being addressed by either gender would produce content particular to the issue. Therefore either gender would use subject matter like race, infrastructure of a particular country. What is clear is that (still)…"
Mar 12, 2014
Jo-anne Mary Southorn replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Hi I was a yound teenager during the Vietnam war and also spent 2 years at Butterworth RAAF 1970/1971 which made it a formative experience for me. I have a body of work based on the civilian experience especially women and children associated with…"
Mar 8, 2014
Gemma Meek replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Thank you for this post Judy. Do you think that women are consciously using delicate materials and softer edges to their work? I am aware that the artist James Sharpe employs fabrics and stamps in his textile journals, perhaps a challenge…"
Aug 30, 2013
judy bourke replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"I have noticed that women use more delicate papers and fibres and materials for books. Some men use hard materials, metals and thicker papers. Of course there are men and women using both but generally I have noticed this. Women using metals and…"
Aug 9, 2013
Gali Weiss replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Because there were 36 concertinas they were displayed quite tightly, some open, some closed or partially open, so the collection as one statement was pretty powerful. Unfortunately, they couldn't be handled by the viewer. Thanks for…"
Jul 18, 2013
Gemma Meek replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"Thank you for this Gali, it looks like a fantastic project. The adaptability of the book form really seems to lend itself to communication, and I think a meeting space that can take place over borders is a beautiful and powerful concept.  It is…"
Jul 16, 2013
Gali Weiss replied to Gemma Meek's discussion Women and Artists' Books
"You might be interested in an artists books project between women artists in Australia and women in Afghanistan. The project was an act of solidarity with women struggling for the right to learn basic literacy skills - a right often denied women in…"
Jul 15, 2013

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At 1:44 on January 29, 2015, judy bourke said…

Hello Gemma. I am making books out of left over bits of printmaking and filling unused diaries with the bits.

At 18:15 on January 27, 2015, Petru Viljoen said…

Hi Gemma, I'm busy with a 'workbook' of women's issues, A3 size and will be taking ideas from it for bigger formats with the view to an art exhibition. I can't see a website for you on your page? I have a wordpress blog at this stage: http://pviljoen.wordpress.com

I seldom post feminist issues due to spam: I know of some women that gets threatened with violence when they pursue the topic.

Regards.

Petru Viljoen

 
 
 

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