Workshop: Make Your Own Portal

Date(s) - 28/04/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


A free one-hour online workshop from artists Grace Collins & George Gibson exploring time travel, portals and bookmaking…

FREE (Booking required) – book here

The National Library of Argentina is the last known whereabouts of the infamous Book of Sand – a book about a book that can never be finished…

…Forty-five years later, artists Grace Collins & George Gibson aim recreate this magical text, and they’d like your help.

Join the artists for this free one-hour workshop over Zoom – exploring time travel, portals and bookmaking. What is an activity I do that feels like it takes longer than it does? What is an activity that never feels like it lasts long enough?

You’ll need to bring a piece of paper, a pair of scissors and something too draw/write with. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to you before to the event.

Grace Collins is an artist from St Helens who researches how people work together and documents collaborations to create artworks. George Gibson is a bookmaker interested in deep dive research and fanaticism; obsessed with obsessions. Often using print to archive digital imagery and lost webpages.

“He suggested I try finding the first page. I placed my left hand on the cover and opened the book with my thumb and forefinger almost touching. All my efforts were useless: several pages always lay between the cover and my hand. It was as though the pages sprouted from within the book.”

– The Book of Sand, Luis Borges, 1975.

Book here