Bernhard Cella, Walker Cultural Leader visits Brock University

Image by Bernhard Cella

Walker Cultural Leader Series –  Lecture/Performance and Book-Making Workshop:

The Walker Cultural Leader series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, these sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society. Please join us.

The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) is invites you to attend and participate in the events and activities organized with artist and book maker Bernhard Cella during our Walker Cultural Leader Series in early November. Focusing on the making of art books and innovative forms of publishing, these events are free.

A visual artist working in Vienna, Austria, Bernhard Cella is the founder of Salon für Kunstbuch, installed in the 21. Haus / Belvedere, and of the no-isbn project. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the University of Fine Art Hamburg. A book maker, Cella published an expanded edition of his No ISBN. On Self-Publishing in 2017.

This education program is generously founded by Marilyn I. Walker.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Artist, curator and art book maker, Bernhard Cella (House 21/ Belvedere and Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna, Austria) demonstrates and performs contemporary book making.

Location: Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, ON
Open to the public.

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image by Bernhard Cella


Medium/Media: All media that can be captured on paper. A book making workshop with Bernhard Cella.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The objective of this workshop is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the medium “book” as a production process, and for individual participants to produce their own small publication or part of a larger one. This workshop focuses on the current status of the printed (analogue) book and associated questions. Participants will design and develop their own publications, from the initial idea through to the finished product.

During recent years the development of desktop publishing and digital printing has promoted a significant resurgence of micro editions of artistic publication projects. In contrast to industrial manufacture, micro editions facilitate a high degree of interaction between production and conception so that technical processes may influence decisions on content.
Referring to current examples and historical models, we will analyze various approaches and forms of production for our project. These include analyzing pictorial language, formats and varieties of paper, text production, typography and typesetting techniques. In small groups, we will discuss concepts and prepare mock-ups for various book projects – prototypes that allow a different way of thinking about the space that is a book.

Location: Niagara Arts Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
Limited spaces available. Sign up by contacting Catherine Parayre – email:

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