Bristol Artist’s Book Event at
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April 2009
Thanks to all the participants in BABE 2009! We really enjoyed the weekend and hope you did too.
83 national and international artists, presses, groups, colleges, publishers and dealers showcased hundreds of artists’ books over the weekend. Exhibitors travelled from as far afield as South Korea, mainland Europe and the USA to take part in BABE. 6,467 visitors came to Arnolfini for the event over the weekend.
Special events to accompany the book fair included:
Mash-up kids workshop - concertina books with Tamany Baker : www.tamany.net
Paper engineering workshop with Guy Begbie
A roving bookselling performance by BABE’s rogue trader Stephen Fowler
Performances of vector and Picasso’s Guitar (http://www.foundrypress.co.uk/foundryarchive09.html) by Francis Elliott (Foundry Press) : www.franciselliott.com
“Between You and Me” a book dress created by Tortie Rye and Kirstie Macleod, and performed by Eloise Fornieles. www.tortie.co.uk / www.dreamingdresses.com
Walking tours with Tanya Peixoto of bookartbookshop www.bookartbookshop.com and Julian Warren Arnolfini’s Archivist.
Atlas Press - 25 Years of Anti Tradition featured in the showcase in Arnolfini bookshop : www.atlaspress.co.uk
A free ‘book surgery’ ran over the weekend with artist and writer Nancy Campbell (www.nancycampbelle.blogspot.com) on Saturday, and Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden on Sunday, with limited bookable slots for help and advice on artists’ books.
Lots of photos by Arnolfini’s official photographer Carl Newland are at: http://gallery.me.com/carlnewland
List of Participants:
Many thanks to Arnolfini staff, especially Peter, Julian and Snoozie who worked so hard to make it such a great event. www.arnolfini.org.uk
We hope to see you all again at the next BABE in 2011!