Autumn 2022 Convention : Bradford
2nd – 4th September
Returning to “real” conventions for the first time since 2019 we are back at this popular venue, The weekend will offer all the usual delights of a BOS convention: classes for folders of all levels, the BOS library, BOS Supplies, the infamous novelty competition, a “fold & talk” area where you can relax, and much more.
We are delighted to present top UK artists David Mitchell, Peter Buchan-Symons and Rob Foord as our very special guests.
Please note the Robert Harbin Fund is available to support members who might otherwise struggle to afford to attend the convention. Details of the Robert Harbin Fund with application form can be found here.
Any application will be dealt with in strictest confidence. Please consider applying if required.
David Mitchell is the creator of many original and classic geometric and modular designs. As well as elegant figurative models. Born in 1952 in South-East London, David has been the guest of origami societies around the world and we delighted to welcome him to our convention this year. His first book “Mathematical Origami” has been expanded greatly in 2020 with a second edition, featuring many of his best modular designs. David’s website origamiheaven.com is not only a great resource of David’s own work, but contains a wealth of his research of origami history.
Peter Buchan-Symons from Oxford is one the UK’s most active creators and, after wowing us with his complex designs and clever folding sequences for simple models at conventions for several years, has recently turned professional and taken up origami full time. He has already published three books, ranging from neat, simple folds for beginners to complex animals and human figures, and flowers like the celandine he taught at the Spring VCON. Peter’s ever expanding work can be seen on his website pbsorigami.co.uk
Rob Foord is a creator of numerous modular origami models, with a knack for creating work that leaves other creators wondering why they didn’t discover such elegant designs themselves. Rob has an ability to explore all the potential of his ideas, so one technique or structure can often produce a spectacular “family” of models, from three dimensional geometric forms to combinations making tessellation-like patterns, all folded with a pristine accuracy. You can see just some of the range of his work on his instagram.
The programme organisers would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to teach your own model (we need models of all levels). We would like teachers to explain briefly before or during their session how they came to create their particular model. Apart from teaching you could offer to help in the supplies shop, arrange the exhibition table, or assist with preparing paper for folding groups.