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Jeffrey’s on fast track

Bedford College South Banks art

Bedford College’s Advanced Practitioner, Jeffrey Tribe, has been demonstrating his own talents by designing ‘The Unchanging Traveller’ a collaborative book of rail journeys captured through paintings and words.

Artist Carolyn Blake, formerly a teacher of art at Bedford School, created a series of 50 paintings of “unexpected” views from railway seats on lines from London to Biggleswade and on to Birmingham. The book is supported by poems from local writers.

She asked Jeffrey to come up with a design in keeping with the theme and the book has now been published and is attracting interest far and wide including on a well-respected sustainability website, Blue Patch, which says: 

“Jeffrey Tribe, a Graphic Designer with 35 years of design and lecturing under his belt, places The Unchanging Traveller neatly inside a conceptual train carriage – the book is a work in itself!”

Jeffrey Tribe

Jeffrey is part of the multi-award-winning Art & Design Department at the South Banks Arts Centre at the riverside campus of Bedford College.

Born in Manchester, Carolyn Blake is an artist and educator living in Birmingham. She has an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School and a BA Hons in Fine Art from Canterbury College of Art. Her paintings are concerned with the insignificant and often overlooked in the everyday. She was longlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021. Exhibitions include Royal Academy Winter Exhibition 2020, Ikon Gallery (Ikon for artists). 


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