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Participants: Jean Johnstone

Jean Johnstone

Jean Johnstone is a Scottish artist who uses etchings, pen & ink drawings, leaf and bark papers, beeswax, silk and linen, to create hand-made, hand-scripted artist’s books. She has made works with many Scottish poets including John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, John Glenday and Gaelic poet Christopher Whyte as well as Irish poet Michael Longley, American poet Jane Hirshfield and Catalan poet Miquel Desclot. She has exhibited widely, her etchings having been selected for Visual Arts Scotland, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy summer exhibition in 2001. Her artist's books have featured in exhibitions at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, The Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews and Edinburgh Printmakers, and internationally at Scotland House, Brussels, and as part of Stavanger European City of Culture 2008. Solo exhibitions include the StAnza Poetry Festival in 2003 and the Scottish Poetry Library’s Edinburgh Festival Exhibition in 2004. She has given presentations of her work in Nicaragua at the Festival internacional de Poesía de Granada, at the Södermalms Poetry Festival in Sweden and in Italy at the Poetry on the Lake Festival. All of Jean Johnstone's artist's books have been collected by the National Library of Scotland and St Andrews University Library. A selection of her work has also been acquired by The British Library.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Tue 05 March | Balmungo Workshop
Douglas Dunn and Jean Johnstone: an all-day poetry workshop
Balmungo House

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