Salzburg, Austria

D.I.Y. Artist's Book

when 20 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 720

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2020 programme.

Course leader

Cameron Jamie

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

The course deals with the current significance of the printed (analogue) artist's book using the colour photocopier and the questions involved. Participants will be able to design and work out their own publications – from the initial idea, through the concept, to the finished product.

Over the past 25 years, Cameron Jamie has planned and designed around 40 artist's books. His work is exclusively analogue, using photocopiers. He sees the artist's book as an artistic medium in its own right, equal in status to drawing, sculpture, film, etc. – a medium that opens up for creative artists undreamt-of possibilities for expression and representation.

With the help of both current and historical examples, the diverse approaches will be discussed, and short exercises used to probe individual questions in more depth. Participants will very soon develop their own concepts for an artist's book. The aim is to collect initial ideas, which will be further developed during the course, both in individual conversations with the teachers and through group discussions. This should give rise to a comprehensive understanding of the medium as a production process and a field of possibilities. All participants will produce at least one artist's book in the course.

Fee info

EUR 720: regular fee
EUR 560: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.