TetradTetradbookart is an online webstore showcasing the work of a small collaborative group of four BA (Hons) Art Practice students studying at West Suffolk College School of Art & Design in Bury St Edmunds, UK.
In response to a brief requiring the creation of limited edition Artist Books, Elaine, Eleanor, James and Sarah formed Tetrad in March 2020. Tetrad (meaning a group or set of four) is a small but diverse collective of undergraduate artists, each working towards becoming professional art practitioners in a range of specialisms. This diversity can be seen in the outcomes they have created for sale on this site; their work represents a variety of themes, materials, techniques and processes. Each book they have made is, in essence, representative of the student artist who created it and every edition for sale on this site is a one-off.
Originally, the outcomes you see for sale here on this site were due to be exhibited and sold at the highly regarded Turn the Page Artists Book Fair 2020 in Norwich, UK. Sadly, as with all public gatherings in Great Britain, Turn the Page was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Clearly, this was a huge disappointment to both staff and students alike, but in spite of the real-world restrictions we currently face, Tetrad decided to take their exhibition and sale online. Nothing can stand in the way of creativity.
Elaine, Eleanor, James and Sarah have all created innovative and exciting pieces that seek to challenge what a book can be. They are excited to be able to offer their work for sale in the digital realm and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for visiting their site.