Noëlle Griffiths

Hafod Press

Book of Balance Volumes I & II, 1999-2000, two one-off bound books with hard covers; pen and ink lettering, watercolour paintings, acrylic washes on 220gsm BFK Rives paper; 36 x 28cm each closed, 39 pages each volume.  £2000 set.  (delivery included in price).

 

Box Books, 2001

Box Books, 2001, three one-off concertina books with hard covers; acrylic, pen, ink on 300gsm saunders watercolour paper; 14.5 x 14cm each closed, 14.5 x 78cm open £550 set. (delivery included in price).

 

Letters Books, 2001

Letters Books, 2001, set of three concertina books with hard covers; collograph prints on 300gsm Saunders Waterford paper; signed limited edition of three unique sets (one set with pen and ink lettering, two sets with archival digital ink words; 14 x 13.5cm each closed, 14 x 78cm each open.  £550 set. (delivery included in price)

 

Hands Books, 2002, set of three concertina books with hard covers; collograph prints on 300gsm Saunders Waterford paper; signed limited edition of three unique sets; 14 x 13.5cm each closed, 14 x 78cm each open.  £550 set. (delivery included in price).

 

India Books, 2003

India Books, 2003, three bound books (centre fold-out pages) with 310gsm khadi covers; photographs, paintings, rubber stamps, text on 70gsm Japanese imbe, 220gsm seawhite drawing cartridge; archival digital print; signed limited edition of fifty; 14 x 24.5 cm each closed; £15 each, £3 UK/ £6 overseas p&p.

 

Camping Books, 2003

Camping Book, 2003, concertina book with soft cover; maps, photographs, drawings, diaries, text on 220 gsm seawhite drawing cartridge; archival digital print; signed limited edition of thirty; 16 x 14cm closed, 16 x 252cm open £45, £3 UK/ £6 overseas p&p.

 

Andalucia Book, 2003, bound book with card cover; photographs, text on 220 gsm seawhite drawing cartridge; archival digital print; signed limited edition of thirty; 16 x 14cm closed, £25, £3 UK/ £6 overseas p&p.

 

The Sacredness of Matter, 2004

The Sacredness of Matter, 2004, bound book (centre fold-out page) with hard cover; photographs, line drawings, colour wash, text on 300 gsm saunders waterford paper; archival digital print; signed limited edition of fifty; 19 x 11.5cm closed (poem excerpted from Coming Home to Myself by Marion Woodman with permission of Conari Press) £120 £5 UK/ £8 overseas p&p via special delivery.

 

Koyaanisqatsi, 2005, concertina book with painted soft cover; digital photograph, screenprinting, painting on 200 gsm fabriano 4 paper; signed limited edition of eight unique copies; 17 x 43cm closed, 17 x 250cm open (collaboration with artist Jane McCormack) £150, £5 UK/ £8 overseas p&p via special delivery.

 

Finca, 2006, bound book with 300gsm Somerset soft cover; drawings, paintings, photographs, text on 220gsm Seawhite drawing cartridge and 30gsm Wenzhou Chinese paper; archival digital print; signed limited edition of thirty; 19 x 30.5 cm closed; 20 pages.  £55,  £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.

 

Book of Balance volumes I & II, 2007, book with Japanese binding and Banks 300gsm soft cover; pen and ink lettering, watercolour paintings, words on 210gsm BFK Rives paper; archival digital print; signed limited edition of forty; 22.5 x 16.5 cm closed; 24 pages.  £55 each volume,  £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.

 

Ramallah Garden, 2009, bound book, in the Japanese style, with boards covered in ochre fabric; relief print using oil based ink and archival ink digital photographs on 30gsm wenzhou Chinese paper, archival ink digital text on 280gsm BFK Rives blanc and grey papers; 47 x 34cm closed; signed limited edition of six; £225, £8 UK/£10 overseas p&p via special delivery.

 

Bird Song, 2010, bound book, in the Japanese style, with boards covered in dark green fabric; relief and mono print  using oil based ink with mixed media on 285gsm fabriano rosaspina paper, relief  print using oil based ink and archival ink digital text on 33gsm arakaji natural Japanese paper, archival ink digital text on 280gsm BFK Rives grey paper and a glossary of  bird drawings with names and calls printed digitally using archival ink on 175gsm somerset book paper; 24 x 100cm closed; collaboration with artist Kim Atkinson; signed limited edition of ten unique copies; £750. (delivery included in price)

 

A Garden With Its Birds, 2010, bound book with collagraph print soft cover; digital text and drawings printed with archival ink, collagraph prints using oil based ink with mixed media drawing on 210gsm BFK Rives paper; 23 x 24cm closed; signed limited edition of ten copies; £95, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery

 

Memory Objects   Concertina book with boards covered in printed fabric; digital photographs and text printed with archival ink on 175gsm Somerset book paper; 12x11cm closed; 12x210cm open, signed limited edition of twenty copies.  2012   £60 £3 UK/ £6 overseas p&p.

 

‘One Hundred Famous Views of Self’  bound book in the Japanese style with digitally printed soft cover and 55 pages.  Photographs, scanned images and text are digitally printed using archival inks on 175gsm Somerset Book paper and 50gsm Jia Zuan Japanese paper; 27.5 x 27cm, signed limited edition of six copies; 2013  £650 (delivery included in price)

 

'nothing but silence' concertina book with printed cloth bound hard covers; 18x26cm open, 18x200cm open; digital photographs and text printed with archival ink on 310gsm Southbank paper; signed limited edition five copies; 2014 £65, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery

 

Moss Garden  Concertina book with printed cloth bound hard covers; digital drawings and text using archival ink, painting using water based paint and relief printing using oil based inks on 310gsm Southbank paper; 28 x 26cm closed, 28 x 250cm open; signed limited edition of eight unique copies.  (collaboration with Kim Atkinson)  2016  £225, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery
Sound painting and relief print in response to ’Moss Garden’ by David Bowie and Eno on Heroes album. View documentation of making Moss Garden on youtube

 

small digital

Small Digital Books all printed with archival ink (from top Left) : Palacio concertina book with soft covers; 9 x 9cm closed, 9 x 100cm open; signed limited edition of 35 copies; 2013 £15 inc UK p&p Recording the floor in a 16th century Spanish Palacio from the kitchen to the loggia. Sigmar Polke Potato concertina book with soft covers; 11.5 x 11.5cm closed, 11.5 x 98 cm open; signed limited edition of fifty copies; 2015 £15 inc UK p&p This potato was exhibited at Tate Modern 'Alibis: Sigmar Polke' 2014-15. Alien Polketo concertina book with soft covers; 11.5 x 11.5cm closed, 11.5 x 98 cm open; signed limited edition of fifty copies; 2018 £15 inc UK p&p The same potato three years later! Sacred Boulders bound book with soft covers; 9 x 11.5cm with six pages; signed limited edition of nine copies £15 inc UK p&p. Intimate Land - thrity years on bound book with soft covers; 12.5 x 17.5cm with eight pages; signed limited edtion of twenty copies; 2019 £20 inc UK p&p Intimate Land was originally made in 1988 as a response to the conifers planted at Hafod in the early 1960's. Old Path, Old Ways, Lost concertina; 13.5 x 13cm closed, 13.5 x 38cm open; signed limited edition of 20 copies; 2019 £10 inc UK p&p The old gamekeeper's path between the game park at Hafod and Plas Tan y Bwlch was cleared of rhododendron ponticum in 1988.

PLACE OF STUDY: BA (Hons) Fine Art, St Martinís School of Art, London

COLLECTIONS: Hafod Press books are collected by The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, The British Library, V&A Museum, Tate, MMU Manchester, Leeds University, University of Creative Arts as well as by private collectors.

Full CV

STATEMENT:  I have been making one-off books since 1996, and started Hafod Press in 2003 making limited editions of digitally printed books.  This has enabled me to use photographic images and text and has widened my visual language and communication. As an artist involved primarily with painting, I make maybe one or two books a year.   My books often relate to the ideas and images I explore in my paintings.  For me a book is a distillation of an experience or concept, often with an element of recording something that will never exist or happen again. 

WORKSHOPS: I teach painting courses in SW Spain and art tutorials from my studio in Snowdonia, Wales www.art-paintingholidays-spainwales.co.uk

Noëlle Griffiths
Hafod Press
Maentwrog
Gwynedd LL41 3AQ
North Wales, UK

Hafod.art@hotmail.com

www.noellegriffiths-art.co.uk