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This artists’ books resource was established by Sarah Bodman, as a personally funded collection in 1992, and has grown into an archive of c.650 books and multiples. The collection is used as a resource for students and can also be visited by appointment for study use.
To make more use of the books we also set up the Artists’ Books Partnership, exhibition Programme (ABPP) in 2005, which has loaned works to universities, collections, schools, libraries, galleries and bookshops in Europe and the USA to date.
The programme loans artists’ books from Sarah’s own collection at CFPR, on a no fee basis - to set up exhibitions and events promoting the artist’s book to a wider community.
Some previous loans include:
The Art of the Book: Collaboration at the University of Missouri, USA curated by Marian Amies, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri; Limfjordscenter Doverodde, Denmark; Cowles Library, Drake University Des Moines, USA; AKI (ArtEz), Enschede, The Netherlands; Stroud College; Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight; The Greenhouse, Guernsey; University of Leicester; londonprintstudio, London; The New Art Gallery Walsall; Swindon College; Bristol Reference Library, Yateley Library; University of Chester; Internationales Bentlager Druckgraphik - Symposium, Germany and Galleri VOX, Bergen, Norway.
We also loaned a selection of artists’ books in 2009 from our Meir Agassi Archive to the artist’s group Public Space With A Roof for their project Endless Installation: A Ghost Story For Adults (Encounters, Questions, Collaboration) at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam.
Some workshop loans include: The Richard Attenborough Centre at the University of Leicester; Stroud College Foundation Degree; Isle of Wight Book Arts Group and the Society of Bookbinders.
We collaborated again with Marian Amies in 2010 for The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now, which is touring the USA and UK over this year. Other 2010 loans include: Book Arts Center at Limfjordscenter Doverodde, Denmark; Stroud College; Pages Of History (19th March - 21st May) at Yateley Library; The Secret Library of Solihull (8th March - 8th May 2010) at Solihull Gallery, Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands.
15th June-5th July 2010. To coincide with the Gallery North Artists Book Fair, an exhibition of artists' books from CFPR’s collection at Newcastle's Lit & Phil, alongside handmade and printed artists’ books by students from Northumbria University, and studio users from Northern Print.
If you would like to loan an exhibition of books please contact Sarah Bodman.
PDF list of artists’ books in the collection.
PDF list of small books and multiples in the collection.