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Artist’s Book Yearbook 2018-2019

Artist’s Book Yearbook 2018-2019

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MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking degree show

MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking degree show

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Kate Bernstein

Congratulations to Kate Bernstein

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Tim Mosely

Hold the Date – Friday 26th October 2018

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Read To Me

Read to Me – Residency at London Centre for Book Arts

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Summer Book Arts Institute July-August 2018

Summer Book Arts Institute July-August 2018

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An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street

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Help us clear our bookshelves!

Help us clear our bookshelves!

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Lisa Davies

Congratulations to Lisa Davies

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Lisa Davies

The 2018 Agassi Book Arts Prize awarded to Lisa Davies

Congratulations to MA Multidisciplinary printmaking graduate Lisa Davies who has been awarded the CFPR’s Agassi Prize for 2018. Lisa’s bookworks range from the one-off piece For Love, made specially for the Bodleian Library’s Medieval Book exhibition project, to tiny zines to be read inside her witch’s hat tent at degree show.

Read more about Lisa and the Agassi Book Arts Prize here.


Artist's Book Yearbook

Artist’s Book Yearbook 2018-2019

The latest 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 your copy today for £15 including UK postage or £17 international postage.


MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking degree show

MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking (MAMDP) at UWE Bristol is best known for its experimental, forward-thinking approach to printmaking today and the future of the printed artefact. The show is open to the general public 8th – 13th June 2018. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 -18:00 and Monday to Wednesday 10:00 – 20:00. Private View, Friday 8th June 6-9pm. Bower Ashton Studios, UWE, Bristol, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT.

Please do come along. Opening times and information can be found here.

For more information about the MAMDP exhibitors 2018 visit their website.There is also an Instagram page here.

Feature image shown is Hugger Mugger by Lisa Davies.

MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking degree show


Kate Bernstein

Congratulations to Kate Bernstein

MAMDP Alumna Kate Bernstein receives the ttp Graduate Award 2018.

‘turn the page presents the Graduate Award 2018 as a joint prize shared between to two incredible artists, Kate Bernstein from the MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West England and Lena Wurz from MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Art.’

Kate will use her prize to showcase a new body of work at ttp in 2019, she also exhibited at ttp this year.

The feature image shown here is of Uccello’s Beautiful Battle, Kate Bernstein, 2016. A variable edition of two, screenprint on Simili Japon, bound in book cloth with raised design. To see more of Kate’s work visit her website.

For details of ttp 2018 visit the ttp website.


Tim Mosely

Hold the Date – Friday 26th October 2018

On Friday 26th October we will be hosting a free, one-day public symposium on artists’ books in Bristol. This is funded by a UWE Bristol Research Collaboration Fund, award for ‘Artists’ Books in Australia, Brazil and the UK – looking to the past to read into the future’.

Speakers include: Dr Amir Brito Cadôr, Escola de Belas Artes, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Dr Jennifer Batt, University of Bristol, Centre for Material Texts, UK. Sarah Bodman, CFPR, UWE Bristol. Angie Butler, letterpress and book artist, PhD student, UWE. Marian Crawford, Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Monash University, Australia. Dr Rhiannon Daniels, University of Bristol, Centre for Material Texts, UK. Dr Tim Mosely, Lecturer, Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Dr Paulo Silveira, Professor for Art History, Instituto de Artes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.Tom Sowden – Head of School Design, & co-director of the Centre for the Book, Bath Spa University, UK. Please save the date, more information will be coming soon.

The feature image shown here is a detail of the artist’s book Touching Rainforest by Tim Mosely.


Read To Me

Read to Me – Residency at London Centre for Book Arts

Sarah was at LCBA in early July to make a new edition of an artist’s book, Read to Me.

The edition was risograph printed in LCBA’s studios as part of the A6 books project. The book is the result of a collaboration with a psychometric reader, telling stories to objects which were then ‘read’ back. The book is now available.

You can read more about the project here. More information on London Centre for Book Arts can be found here.



Summer Book Arts Institute July-August 2018

Our Summer Book Arts Institute runs from July-August 2018

Our Summer Book Arts Institute runs over July-August 2018. We have classes from one-day Broadside Ballads, to Hybrid Printmaking, Book Structures with Guy Begbie, and Botanical Printmaking in the park with Bristol Print Collective.

All classes are held at Bower Ashton Studios, City Campus, UWE Bristol, UK. Come along to learn new skills and make new friends with books and printmaking.

Please download our 2018 pdf brochure with booking links and information here.



Help us clear our bookshelves by filling yours!

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.

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An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street online gallery
The image shown here is of Al Mutanabbi Always by Karen Baldner.

An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street

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.