The artists' books partnership exhibition programme (ABPP) has been running for 12 years, and has loaned works for 85+ exhibitions, workshops, educational and community classes and events to universities, collections, schools, libraries, galleries, clubs and bookshops around the world.
The programme lends artists' books from Sarah's collection at CFPR, on a no fee basis - to set up projects, workshops, clubs, exhibitions and events promoting artists' books to the wider community.
Some of the loans made during this time include:
If you would like to borrow some books for a project, workshop or exhibition, download the artists' books list from the collection page and contact.
The Bower Ashton library collection of artists' books is a study resource for students and staff, with public access. Alongside a collection of c. 850 books, there is a regular artist's book exhibition programme curated by Sarah Bodman, documented through this website and the regular Book Arts Newsletter which can be downloaded as a free, colour PDF.
The monthly programme has hosted 150+ national and international artists' books exhibitions since its launch in May 2002. These have included individual artists such as Ian Tyson, Otto, Jackie Batey, John Bently, John Dilnot, Baysan Yüksel, Karen Hanmer, Salt & Shaw, Abigail Thomas, Les Coleman and Stephen Fowler.
Touring and group shows have included: The Caseroom Press and Kurt Schwitters' Merz Fairy Tales; AMBruno; Field In A Box: Publications, assemblings and artists' ephemera by Field Study; Boccaccio and the Artist's Book; MCBA's Fluxjob, and Guy Begbie and Lawrence Upton.