Book launches, readings, short exhibitions and get togethers.
Saturday 9th April - Saturday 30th April 2016

ONGOING

Book Works Book Shelf

The Lost Piece by Klaus Pinter Installation

 

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Saturday 9th April 2016,
3-6pm

The Burning Sand V Launch

We welcome you to the launch of The Burning Sand Vol. V. With readings from contributors Giuseppe Mistretta and Thom Walker and refreshments.

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Tuesday 12th April 2016,
6-9pm.

Some words about a man; Written by a boy; Who wished he was a monkey
Robert Mills

"these words are not mine any more; but i don't think they belong to you yet either let me tell you about some things that have happened in the past/present/future let me tell you about me/him/I and their awesome/awful sense of humour come and join in for one night I'm your public speaker"

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Wednesday 13th April 2016,
5-8pm

It’s a Big Night
A Book of Snow
A Book of Horse
A Book of Magic
Triple publication launch

Charlie Dance

Charlie Dance presents a series of three new unbound publications. These are the result of a period of reading, research and thinking based on and around the novel Torpor by Chris Kraus, the works of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, and the Goon Show, a comedy radio production.
 
The publications are presented unbound, allowing each page to act independently, and as part of the larger group within which it is collected.  In a similar way each collection is independent, but there are relationships and interactions operating between them, hence their simultaneous launch.

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Thursday 14th April 2016,
5-8pm

The Bosman #7 Publication Launch
Owen Piper

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Friday 15th April 2016,
6-9pm

Caught Beneath A Landslide
Matthew Walkerdine

An evening celebrating a generation of excess, genre shifting pop music and memorabilia. Join us for music, specially selected beverages and the launch of many new artists editions and a publication. Dresscode: 1993.

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Saturday 16th April 2016,
4-7pm

Publication Launch
Lotte Gertz

Join us for the launch of a new artists publication by Lotte Gertz, published by Good Press Editions. The new book, refreshments and warm company will be provided.

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Tuesday 19th April 2016,
2-6pm

Artists Book-Club

For your pleasure and leisure, the class of Painting and Printmaking Year 2 present an afternoon artist’s book-club

Come and share the books you make. Open to anyone with an interest in creative behaviour and how it can be manifested between covers. No pressure, just an afternoon artist's book-club. something to drink, listen to and look at.

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Wednesday 20th April 2016,
6-8pm

I Need More I Need More
Mark Simmonds

Taking as its starting point the cover of a book on Iggy Pop, Mark Simmonds will present a work in progress that could be a lecture, a chanson or a moment of live graphic design.

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Thursday 21st April 2016,
4-7pm

Awalkinthepark, an imaginary walk across Cardiff's backyards
Daniele Sambo

Around 1/3 Wales' homes are terraced houses according to the BBC. Each house has a back-garden, every garden is more or less the same size to the one next door. This repetitive urban pattern if looked from the sky at the end of the summer appeared to me like a series of parks, one for each block of houses. The not-so-tall walls that divided every individual small garden were disappearing in the dense foliage.

This book is exploring the relationship between people and their backyards and their potential as unified spaces. The work was created by Daniele Sambo during a six weeks residency as part of Cardiff Contemporary.

Inspired by works such as Rob Hornstra On the Other side of the Mountains and Nicoló Degiorgis’ Hidden Islam (winner of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014) the book, done in collaboration with Marco Scerri, as well as keeping its classic form and shape, it unfolds becoming a DIY exhibition where the audience is allowed to play.

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Friday 22nd April 2016,
6-8pm

2TOUGH2CHEW
 
2TOUGH2CHEW has a soft spot…for words…and performance…
An evening that takes a hard look @ the shifts from tenderness to aggression through language and performative gestures. This event is programmed by Elaine Ang, with an ongoing intimate archive sourced from Good Press and participating artists.

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Saturday 23rd April 2016,
4-7pm

SPELL MY NAME Publication Launch
Tine Bek & Estelle Fournier

Join us for the launch of a new publication by Tine Bek & Estelle Fournier manifesting from an ongoing process and research piece, working around cliches and how we deal with stereotypes; the creation of a modern life haiku.

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Monday 25th April 2016,
6-9pm

An exorcism, an exercisme, an expectantism, an exogasm
Jessica Higgins

“I see
delicate photocopies of flowers
Subtle tones of grey kind of almost
like there’s snow
Kind of like a window

And later, fate!
I red it in a book”

One hundred large format notes to exercise a certain tendency to over generate and under produce free to a good home.

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Tuesday 26th April 2016,
4-7pm

Negatives
Chris Kohler

Negatives is a set of collages and small balsa wood sculptures, made with fragments of a book of photographs of 19th Century industrialists and their families, their houses and factories. Where the collages are fragmented portraits of the factory owners, the sculptural parts are portraits of their projects, sitting somewhere between architectural maquettes and kid’s toys.

This installation will continue until Thursday 28th April at 4pm.

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Thursday 28th April 2016
6-8:28pm

‘The Fahey Kubrick Continuum’ Publication Launch
David Coyle

“There isn’t a single item in any frame that wasn’t put there deliberately” – SK

“How can I be ‘Folk’?, I’m from the suburbs, y’know” – JF

The first in a series of When The Springtime Comes Again releases, ‘The Fahey Kubrick Continuum’ knits together 2 strands of interest – the film maker Stanley Kubrick and guitarist, writer and composer John Fahey. Reconfiguring material originally collated and presented as a talk/performance for A Feral Studio in 2012, the publication is a collage of found and made images, sculptural objects, illustrations, and photography. Read backwards and forwards, upside down and inside out, the piece celebrates a 360 degree return to independent graphic design practice for David Coyle.

“I just want to forget about all of this and move on with my life” – DC

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Friday 29th April 2016,
6-9pm

Mhor Farr / So Good.

Mhor Farr is a temporary space inviting creative individuals to participate in a collaborative exchange of ideas and making in the north west of Scotland. Featuring Fionn Duffy, Hannah Rose Whittle, Chris Harnan, Tom Kingdom, Jack Kindred Boothby, Sophie MacDonald, Sharif Elsabagh, Jonny Stevenson, Pippa Smart, Fleur Martin, Nikolai Boyce, Katie Shlon, Harvey Herman, Josie Rae Turnbull, Charlotte J Sammons and Benjamin Bowe Carter.

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Saturday 30th April 2016,
3pm - ;)

That's Life!
New cassettes by many, many people!

Duplicating and frolicking. Good Press present’s a newly constructed, contemporary chronicle of audio offerings from a vast and sprawling pool of artists, musicians, writers, and individuals of cultural note. Each piece of audio resides in a C20, and will be offered for reproduction via the use of a tape duplicator for the price of £2 a pop, along with individual artworks to adorn the casings.

Opening Event / As part of Glasgow Zine Fest 2016
Saturday 30th April 2016
3pm onwards

Join us on Saturday 30th April 2016 to pick up your pick ‘n’ mix of audio visual liberation, eat maybe some BBQ food (if the forecast is good) or un-specified snacks (if the forecast is poor) and drink beers with friends.

That’s Life! continues until Thursday 19th May 2016