Artist book-making with Sarah Grace Dye

Weds 19 and Weds 26 May 2021
Weds 19 & 26 May, 7-8.30pm BST

Free | 8 places on each workshop

Takes place on zoom

No prior bookmaking skills needed for either workshop

Part of Still Life – a series of online workshops over March, June and August. Developed and led by Victoria Miguel with Sarah Grace Dye and Héloïse Werner
Join artist Sarah Grace Dye for two workshops this May. Part of a group of workshops collectively titled Still Life, they will use the ordinary domestic objects and materials that surround us in our homes as a widely accessible source of inspiration. 
Sarah will lead a basic concertina book workshop on 19 May in which you will use packaging and ephemera about your home. She will then lead a second more advanced workshop the following week on 26 May. You can attend both, or either one can be taken on its own. 
In her own practice, Sarah emphasises reusing household materials, working with the everyday leftovers and highlighting what we throw away. Her workshops will be limited to just eight places in each, and you will complete at least one book during the workshop and she hopes to inspire you to make more on your own afterwards. Information about what you need and what to collect in preparation for the workshops will be shared  two weeks in advance.
You can book directly for either workshop via the button above or contact us directly.

Sarah Grace Dye will lead two concertina book workshops that emphasise reusing household materials

Information about what to save in preparation for Sarah’s workshop will be shared two weeks in advance of their workshops.

Héloïse Werner’s singing workshops will begin with a group workshop exploring singing techniques that relate and respond to the objects and things around us.


Collectively titled Still Life, the workshops will use the ordinary domestic objects and materials that surround us in our homes as a widely accessible source of inspiration. Through writing, singing and book-making, the workshops will explore materials found in the home – from tableware and food waste to letters and other written items – and use techniques to reuse, recycle and transform them into art.

Sarah Grace Dye has worked with artists’ books for over ten years and is one of the founders of Sheffield’s Artists’ Book Centre. Last year, she contributed a book a month to Instagram’s global #areyoubookenough and participated in a virtual residency with Omenica Arts Centre in British Columbia, after a six-month art correspondence project with Canadian Visual artist Cat Sivertsen. She is currently involved in a number of artist book collaborations in conjunction with SIX Project Space. 

Victoria Miguel is a writer. Her work has been published and presented by Triple Canopy, Summerhall, and Glasgow International. She worked for the John Cage Trust (2001-2007) and has been a specialist in Cage’s work, creating unique performances, for more than a decade. Last year she began a PhD at the University of Glasgow exploring Cage’s writing and created the writing project, After John Cage: ‘Writing Through’ Carlyle and Emerson for Cample Line.

Héloïse Werner is a highly experienced singer, composer and improviser. She is co-director of award-winning contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment with whom she has commissioned over 50 composers and produced a large number of concerts. Héloïse is one of BBC Radio3’s 31 Under 31 Young Stars 2020.

Do I need to have any experience to participate?

No, you don’t need any experience. The workshops are designed to suit all abilities.

What materials or tools will I need?

We will send a list of what you will need for the workshop upon booking. You should be able to source items easily around the house

Where will the workshop take place?

The workshop will take place on Zoom. A link will be sent to you once you book.

Do I need to do much preparation in advance?

You’ll need to gather the materials ready, but no practice or work needs to be done in advance.


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Please note, the session will be recorded, and will be available to those attending to watch again as a replay