Anna Yevtukh studied art and bookbinding in Ukraine and has been making unusual creative books since 1998. She believes a book should not merely be perceived as a means from which to read or write within. Primarily, her books are objects of art, designed from considerable thought, created from passion, eluding energy, and constructed to the highest quality. Anna likes to experiment with different materials and put them in a new and unexpected context. She believes that computers will never replace real books; that machine will never replace a man; that nothing will replace face-to-face conversation. In an age of mass production, something HANDMADE is to be treasured. Anna is a member of the Society of Bookbinders, Designer Bookbinders and the local Guild of Designer Craftsmen. She exhibits on a regular basis at sellected exhibitions and selling fairs with her work represented in numerous private collections worldwide.
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Education: - 1989-1993: School of Art - studied all aspects of art; - 1993-1997; Art College - studied frescos, mosaics, painting, murals, embroidery and tapestry; - 1997-2003; National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine; within Graphic Faculty and worshop of Professor V J Chebanik - gained diploma "Artist of book decoration"; - 2003-2006: Post graduation at National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine; within Design Faculty
Exhibitions: 2018 - 'Books", Number 8, Pershore, with Cut-Fold-Bind group 2018- Liverpool Artists Book Fair 2018 - '30th Anniversary' exhibition at Walsall Leather Museum, UK 2018 - 'Turn the Page' Artists Book Fair, Norwich, UK 2018 - "THE CURIOUS WORLD OF ARTISTS' BOOKS', Blicking Hall, Norfolk, UK 2018- Exhibition of bindings from The Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2017, The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh 2017- :Forgotten Paths" with Cut-Fold-Bind group, Ledbury Library, UK 2017 - "Off the beaten track" with Cut, Fold, Bind, No8, Pershore, Worcestershire, UK 2017 - Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts by Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Craftsmen, Gordon Russell Museum, Brodway 2017 - Malvern School of Art Tutors exhibition (Worcestershire Open Studios), Malvern, UK 2017 - Art for Amnesty 2017, Malvern, UK 2017 - Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Weaver's Gallery, Ledbury, UK 2017 - Liverpool Artist's Book Fair, Liverpool, UK 2017 - 'Turn the Page", Artist's Book Fair, Norwich, UK 2016 - Winter Exhibition at Artistree, Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK 2016 - 'Fresh Paths" with Cut, Fold, Bind, St John's Library, Worcester, UK 2016 - "BOUND BY BOOKS" with Cut, Fold, Bind, No8, Pershore, Worcestershire, UK 2016 - Malvern School of Art Tutors exhibition (Worcestershire Open Studios), Malvern, UK 2016 - Art for Amnesty 2016, Malvern, UK 2016 - Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Liverpool, UK 2016 - 'Turn the page', Artist's Book Fair, Norwich, UK 2016 - "Next Chapter" with Cut, Fold, Bind group, Worcester Art Gallery & Museum, UK 2015 - "Bedazzled by Books" with Cut, Fold, Bind group, The Hive, Worcester, UK 2015 - "Books are portable magic' with Cut, Fold, Bind group, St John's Library, Worcester, UK 2015- "Adventures in Book creation" with Cut, Fold, Bind group, No8,Pershore, UK 2015- Turn the page, Artist's Book Fair, Norwich, UK 2014 - Turn the page', Artist's Book Fair, Norwich, UK 2010- "Experiments", Commandery, Worcester, UK 2009- "New bindings", Malvern Library, UK 2003- "Open Book", National Museum of Arts, Kiev, Ukraine