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Travelling Books

‘Dream Seeds’ and ‘Migration’

My artist’s books and prints are currently included in four exhibitions – two of which opened this week. The Art of the Book opened last Friday at the University of Victoria in Canada and Place opens today at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. I am supposed to be at the Wollongong opening today but I’m unable to travel anywhere because bush fires are out of control in the area at the moment and there is a high fire alert where I live!

Marama- Dream Seeds

Dream Seeds. A circular fold structure featuring digital prints on awagami papers will travel around Canada for two years.


Art of the Book 2018 is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) members’ work, which opened in Victoria, British Columbia in on 10th August and will travel across Canada for two years.

Art of the Book 2018 features a dynamic array of artists’ from Canada and around the world. It is currently on view at the Audain Gallery, Visual Arts building, University of Victoria,BC and you can see the exhibition online at Scroll down to Warren to see my books. Dream Seeds invites the reader to step out of the pace of modern life – to pause, relax and still the mind. I hope that as readers turn the pages, these images will nurture their imagination and bring the seeds fresh thoughts to their awareness.

The second exhibition is titled Place. One of my books in this exhibition is from the Bar-tailed Godwit series which I have been making as part of the Overwintering Project

The book is called Migration (Place to Place).

The longest known migration among birds is recorded by bar-tailed godwits which are now endangered due to loss of habitat. They travel over 11,500 kilometres from the Arctic Circle to Australia and New Zealand, up to ten days of continuous flight.

Marama - Migration (Place to Place)

warren_marama migration

Migration (Place to Place) Digital prints on Italian and handmade rag papers. Woven concertina structure.

Place exhibition

There’s lots more to show and tell but the wind has come up and I’m going out to check the fires. We have been hearing helicopters and sirens all day. My friend Kim, whose husband has been fighting fires for days, writes: Those emergency workers are doing a truly amazing job. I wholeheartedly agree.

More travelling books soon, I hope.


4 comments on “Travelling Books

  1. Rhonda FitzPatrick
    August 16, 2018

    Oh Marama, How very beautiful they all are. And how creative you are. Dont suppose they will visit anywhere near me.

    I wish you all the success you deserve. Rx

    Sent from my iPad


    August 16, 2018

    These books are wonderful Marama, both structure, design and content.
    Good to see the wider world gets a chance to be imbued with your unique magic!
    cheers to you,

  3. pearlbuttonbridal
    August 16, 2018

    So lovely to think of these beautiful books in good company!

  4. Kim Gregory
    August 16, 2018

    The books are exquisite Marama. I love the themes; dream seeds and migration, such beautiful, rich imagery. K xx

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