ABC is a cross-disciplinary forum for makers of artists' books and ephemera, founded by MA alumna Lilla Duignan in 2009 for students and interested parties based at Bower Ashton. It provides an opportunity to get together for critical and constructive dialogue, to contextualise work, explore ideas and to develop creative practice and theory. ABC meets and works as a group towards exhibitions, projects and participation in regional and national artist's book fairs and events.
"The perfect space in which mystery meets matter and conjoins, is for me the book"
Allil Enna Nangi-Ud
ABC coordinators 2016-2017
Leonie Bradley is an artist, filmmaker and member of the Society of Wood Engravers.
Catherine Cartwright is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily with printmaking, drawing and film.
Artist / poet / printmaker.
ABC Meetings for academic year 2016-2017 in Portakabin 1
|20th October||12.30 - 1.30||Intro & PRACTICAL Butterfly fold|
|17th November||12.30 - 1.30||TALK - Sarah Bodman|
|8th December||12.30 - 1.30||PRACTICAL - Slot & tab|
|26th January||12.30 - 1.30||TALK - Angie Butler|
|23rd February||12.30 - 1.30||TALK - Lilla Duignan|
|23rd March||12.30 - 1.30||PREPARATION - BABE|
|1st-2nd April||12.30 - 1.30||BABE at Arnolfini,|
|18th May||12.30 - 1.30||PRACTICAL - Simple binding|
2016 - 2017 Leonie Bradley and Catherine Cartwright
2015 - 2016 Kate Bernstein and Kate Williamson
2014 - 2015 Stephanie Turnbull
2013 - 2014 Helen Thomas and Bernard Fairhurst
2012 - 2013 Christiane Gruenewald and Sarah Rhys
2011 - 2012 Alice Drake
2010 - 2011 Angie Butler and Lilla Duignan
2009 - 2010 Founder: Lilla Duignan