The new edition of the Artist’s Book Yearbook has essays and written contributions from Tanya Peixoto, John Bently, Victoria Cooper, Peter Seddon, Josh Hockensmith, Egidija Čiricaitė, Les Bicknell, Anna Juchnowicz, Nick Norton, Rosie Sherwood.
The listings sections detail some of the vast amount of artists’ books activity, education and discussion taking place around the world and include: Artist’s Book Publishers & Presses; Bookshops for artists’ books; Artist’s Book Dealers; Galleries & Centres; Collections, Libraries & Archives; Artist’s Book Fairs and Events; Book Arts Courses and Workshops; resources for Design, Print & Bind; Print and Papermaking Studios; Journals and Magazines; New Reference Publications; Organisations, People, Projects and Societies. In the Artists’ Books Listings section, you can discover 400+ examples of new artists’ books, from the information sent in by artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA.
Cover design: Tom Sowden. Artists’ pages by: Stephan Erasmus, Gloria Glitzer, Kellie Hindmarch, Sarah Jacobs, Sophie Loss, Hazel Roberts, Tricia Treacy, and Claire Yspol.
Order online at:http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/artists-book-yearbook
Published Autumn, 2017. Order your copy today for £15 including UK postage or £17 international postage.
Extended articles by Lyn Ashby, Jim Butler, Nancy Cambpell, and a feature on the community of the Small Publishers Fair by organiser Helen Mitchell. Artists’ pages by Phyllida Bluemel (UK), Deirdre Pretorius (South Africa), Same Same Press (Leonie Bradley & Catherine Cartwright, UK), and Cathey Webb (UK). Cover, badge, sticker designs by Rebecca Weeks (UK). Subscription for Volume 12 (2 issues) is £10 including worldwide postage. Order online here.
‘Making Books in Bristol’ artist’s book launch at the University of Bristol, UK
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 6-7.30pm
The Centre for Material Texts brings together scholars from across the University of Bristol with collective interests in the many and various aspects of book culture. We embrace a broad understanding of the material text from the ancient world through to the digital age (including scrolls, papyri, magazines, newspapers, screens etc.), encompassing the network of agents involved in book production and dissemination, as well as readers and users of books.
All welcome to the lunch of the artist’s book ‘The object of our affection’ made by Bristol-based artist Angie Butler. Angie has been artist-in-residence for the Making Books in Bristol project which invited local independent publishers, letterpress printers, designers and artists to discuss their own experiences of book making in the city. Audiences at the public talks held in May and June were invited to share their own thoughts and reflections in questionnaires. Angie’s book is product of and reflection on the community formed around these conversations. More information and booking link (free event, book for catering purposes) at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-books-in-bristol-artists-book-launch-tickets-39835202162
Bower Ashton Library, Bristol, UK
7th December 2017 – 25th January 2018
ABC and students at UWE exhibited at the Artbook Berlin fair this November. Their books made for the event will be on display in the library showcases at Bower Ashton Library.
The exhibition includes book works by Elena Zeppou, Zelda Velika, Linda Parr, Kate Bernstein, Cathey Webb, Corinne Welch, Miranda Harris, Gen Harrison, Charlotte Hall, Rebecca Weeks and more.
Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT, UK.
For opening hours over the holidays and directions see: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/openingtimes/bowerashton/contactdetails.aspx
WBN United Artists have set the book for 2018. If you wish to join us and contribute please get reading!
The text we are responding to is the short story ‘Watching God’ in the collection of short stories Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville. There are many ways in which readers can respond to the text, through word or image, bookbinding, or even raft building. All the responses sent in will be printed out and exhibited in April 2018 for World Book Night.
We’ll be making our annual video and artist’s book to launch on World Book Night, 23rd April 2018. The artist’s book will be produced as a paperback ‘ur-text’ in keeping with the contents of the town’s library. The title of our book is Their Eyes Were Watching God – the book searched for but never found. It will be made available through publish-on-demand if you wish to order a copy.
Deadline for submissions is 1st March 2018. For a copy of the brief, please visit:
Bookmarks XV, the fifteenth and final outing of the Bookmarks series is now on show at 10 venues in Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK and USA. The final set has 54 artists and groups who have sent their bookmarks from Australia, Canada, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Sweden the UK and USA. Visit the website to see the venue list and artists’ details: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/bkmks15
In early 2019 we will be moving to a new office on campus. Help us clear our bookshelves by filling yours up with some back issues!
We are offering bundles of books:
2 randomly selected back issues of the Artist’s Book Yearbook for a bargain £10!
5 randomly selected back issues of The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books for a bargain £10!
Both bundles are available on the online store.
This exhibition is on tour as part of the ongoing al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition projects. The online Inventory gallery was launched to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street on 5th March 2012, for which project partners around the world held commemorative readings and events. Since then the Inventory has grown as artists’ books created for the project have arrived. The gallery pages show images and information for each of the 260 books completed for the project.
Exhibitions held since the launch of the tour include:
The Westminster Reference Library, Westminster, UK; The Powell Library Rotunda, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA; Salt & Cedar Letterpress Studio, Detroit, Michigan, USA; The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK; The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California, USA; Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California USA; the Center for Book Arts, New York in association with Alwan for the Arts, Columbia University Libraries Butler Library, International Print Center New, Poets House, New York, USA; Literary & Philosophical Society Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA; Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, USA; American University in Cairo, Egypt; Arab – British Centre, London, UK; The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK; Kate Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts at the University Of Southern Maine, USA; The Hague Public Library, The Netherlands; Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; Jaffe Center for Books Arts, Florida Atlantic University, USA; Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Rochester, New York, USA; Goddard College, Vermont, USA; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn/Detroit, Michigan, USA; Idaho Center for the Book in partnership with The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University, USA; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; Herron School of Art and Design, The Herron Art Library of IUPUI University library, USA; Keats House and the Iraqi Cultural Centre, London; the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, USA; Idaho Center for the Book in partnership with The Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University; Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 a partnership between George Mason University’s School of Art and George Mason University Libraries, Split This Rock, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, McLean Project for the Arts, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, Busboys and Poets, Georgetown University, Cultural DC, Smithsonian Libraries, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University Student Media and Fourth Estate Newspaper, Rosenberg Library at the City College of San Francisco, USA.
Our MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking students are fundraising to help them attend the Impact Conference in Spain next year. If you donate £20, we will send you a limited edition miniature print as a thank you. Our fundraiser closes on 20th December 2017.
Thanks to an amazingly generous donation by Neil Crawford of typoG they achieved their target on 4th December.
But, the more we raise up to 20th December, the more they can put towards their accommodation costs in Santander so please do pledge if you can.
Please donate and help us spread the word, we have rewards!