- artists' books club
abc : is a cross-disciplinary forum for makers of artists’ books and ephemera. It provides an opportunity to get together for focused critical and constructive dialogue, to contextualise work, explore ideas and to develop creative practice and theory.
"The perfect space in which mystery meets matter and conjoins, is for me the book"
Allil Enna Nangi-Ud
ABC facebook group www.facebook.com/TheArtistsBooksClub
ABC coordinators for 2012-2013 are Christiane Gruenewald and Sarah Rhys
Christiane’s work often consists of layers and fragments of inner and outer landscapes and is mostly paper based. Almost 40 years of Fibromyalgia has emphasised her experience of life as often disjointed, always fragile and precious. An ongoing endeavor of mapping predominates her very slowly growing body of work. Despite being bi-lingual she feels often literally speechless and therefore (possibly) collects words.
Sarah is an artist who works in various media. One of her interests is erasure and she makes interventions into found books using methods such as burning. She currently has two pieces in the touring Connecting Small Artists’ Books Exhibition. At present she is producing altered books for The Library of Lost Books exhibition and the Inventory of al-mutanabbi Street project.
Sarah Rhys will be organising the lead up to BABE as well as the ABC stall at the Arnolfini this April. She will also be launching the 'What's in a Box' project this Summer.
ABC and Bind + Unwind calendar of meetings
Archived ABC events and pages
ABC Spring update Andrew eason visit and discussion group, group meetings and feedback sessions, news of SBC Facebook page.
New Year Beginning 2012 Details of meeting on 2nd February 2012, announcement of ABC facebook group www.facebook.com/TheArtistsBooksClub
ABC Autumn update and Winter prospective. The Artists Books Club is being extended and supported this year by the Bind and Unwind bookbinding circle run by Alice Drake and will run every 2nd 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Spring 2011 We are preparing for the abc stand at Bristol Artists' Books Event (BABE) over the weekend of April 30 and May 1. abc meeting Thursday 12th May 2011 : guest speaker: Bronwen Bradshaw. The meeting is in conjunction with celebrating artists' books club's second birthday
ABC year beginning 2011 The end of year (2010) abc trip included both a visit to Book Arts Bookshop, where Angie Butler's London launch of her Miss Carol Project took place, and to Small Publisher's Fair, where Sally Alatalo's Sara Ranchouse Publishing featured in the Events Programme. February 2011 BABE book fair stand - the directors lead a presentation & discussion of the abc information pack
ABC Autumn 2010 November 12th A trip to The Small Publisher's Fair, London: plus a visit to The Book Arts Bookshop, to see Angie Butler's Miss Carol Project / browse the shop.
December 16th & January 2011 (date tbc) Open forum, facilitated by abc members BABE discussion and organisation (Jan) Information regarding the forthcoming Doverodde Book Arts Fair, Denmark
ABC Summer 2010 Angie Butler & Natalie McGrorty's trip to Doverodde
April-May 2010 featured: A round up of news and events from abc's first year and a look forward to the Doverodde Book Arts Festival in Denmark that Angie Butler & Natalie McGrorty will be attending and running the abc stand - work will feature (& hopefully be sold!) from UWE Staff & MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking students (who are abc members) & ‘friends’ who are showing include MA Printmaking Staff & Students from The University of Wales.
January-March 2010 featured: Net info - to stay connected, check out Bristol Art Diary at http://myBristolArtDiary.co.uk, a really inclusive timetable diary of arts events.
a r t b a b b l e - a most useful feature of this site is the notes that accompany each video; use the site, created by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, to access videos from sources including the Museum of Modern Art and PBS-TV series "Art:21." Reference different categories by artists, series, and channels. Includes diverse artists from Ida Applebroog, through Richard Tuttle to Michel Gondry.
December 2009 featured: Guidelines to Critical Discourse :The context: an environment where we each feel psychologically and physically comfortable, with an atmosphere of trust and openness. Also, Collaboration: two heads are better than one - or are they? some "questions of collaboration" you could ask...
Spike Artist Book & Zine Fair 31st October 2009
At Halloween abc & friends made their debut appearance @ Spike Island. It was made possible by the 21 people who contributed their work for showing on the day. We had a fantastic and eclectic range of work including multiples, zines, bookworks, badges, reconfigured books, and postcards, which all looked great together and made for a really successful day with something to interest everyone.
On 8th October 2009 abc held OShO (official shelf opening) to celebrate a feast of source materials housed on a shelf - catalogues, artists' books, newsletters and other related archival material to facilitate research, reflection and historical contextualization of book arts practice…
Founded by Lilla Duignan, artists’ books club is for students based at Bower Ashton