Book Arts is a multi-faceted project through the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol that undertakes research projects, regularly publishes articles and essays, and curates exhibitions and public lectures to “promote the study of book arts nationally and internationally…” and to “widen critical discourse within the book arts field”.
by Charlotte Poulain
Last weekend, the HAYP team traveled to Gyumri – Armenia’s second largest city, described by many as the country’s historical cultural capital.
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by Anna Gargarian, HAYP Pop Up Gallery
The idea for “New Illuminations” took root in the creative mind of artist, Suzi Banks Baum back in March of 2016 during her first visit to Armenia. Suzi was among a group of photojournalists who were invited by National Geographic photographer, John Stanmeyer, as well as Anush Babajanyan and Nazik Armenakyan of 4Plus Photography, to come to Armenia for several weeks with a storyline.
Suzi Baum (top right) with the team of photojournalists including John Stanmeyer (back row center) in Armenia in March, 2016. Photocredits: 4Plus Photography.
Suzi’s storyline: what are the realities faced by women artists in Gyumri, Armenia? What are the thresholds and challenges they encounter in their creative practice?
Suzi Baum with several of the women artists she interviewed in Gyumri, Armenia. March, 2016. Photocredits: Suzi Baum.
Her trip to the Matenadaran, Armenia’s manuscript museum, left her awestruck and…
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