Book Arts

Artists’ Books Archive

This artists’ books resource was established by Sarah Bodman, as a personally funded archive in 1992, and has grown into an archive of 1000+ books and multiples. The archive is used as a resource for students and staff, and can also be visited by appointment for study use.

Artists’ Books archive PDF  

To make more use of the books we set up the Artists’ Books Partnership, exhibition Programme (ABPP) to get them out and about. The programme has been running for 12 years, and has loaned works for 85+ exhibitions, workshops, educational and community classes and events to universities, collections, schools, libraries, galleries, clubs and bookshops around the world. The programme lends artists’ books from the archive at CFPR, on a no fee basis – to set up projects, workshops, clubs, exhibitions and events promoting artists’ books to the wider community.

If you would like to loan an exhibition of books please contact:

 Sarah Bodman

Some of the loans made during this time include:

  • The Art of the Book: Collaboration exhibition, University of Missouri, USA
  • Book Arts Centre at Limfjordscenter Doverodde, Denmark
  • Cowles Library, Drake University Des Moines, USA
  • AKI, Enschede, The Netherlands; Stroud College
  • Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight
  • The Greenhouse gallery, Guernsey
  • londonprintstudio, London
  • The New Art Gallery Walsall
  • Swindon College
  • Bristol Reference Library
  • Yateley Library
  • University of Chester
  • Internationales Bentlager Druckgraphik, Germany
  • Galleri VOX, Bergen, Norway
  • Public Space With A Roof, Amsterdam
  • The Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester
  • Stroud College
  • Isle of Wight Book Arts Group
  • The Society of Bookbinders
  • The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now, UK and USA touring exhibitions
  • Secret Library at Solihull Gallery
  • Lit and Phil library, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Wood Green School, Witney
  • Spacex Gallery, Exeter
  • Birkbeck College, London
  • Spike Print Studio, Bristol
  • The Sunderland Book Project curated by Theresa Easton
  • Simon Goode’s Book Arts Workshops
  • Horfield Prison Book Workshops
  • Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
  • A Sense of Place exhibition at the University of Minnesota, USA
  • art + power, Bristol
  • Press and Release exhibition, curated by Karin Mori, Phoenix Brighton, UK
  • 9th International Book Art Festival Correspondence 2012-2014 touring exhibition, Poland
  • ‘Rukssian’ Artists’ Books Exhibition, Curated by Sarah Bodman, Viktor Lukin, Mikhail Pogarsky and Vasily Vlasov, State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow; Pavel Kuznetsov Museum, Saratov, and UWE Bristol
  • DIY Cultures, London, UK
  • Page.Print.Post. 50 years of artists’ books curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat, Australia
  • HM Prison Send
  • Print Matters, organised by Majka Dokudowicz & Mariusz Gorzelak, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland
  • Zero Waste, an exhibition of artists’ books curated by Eve Kask; UWE, Bristol & Estonian Academy of Arts Library, Tallinn
  • Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK