On Friday 26th October we are 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. The event is now fully booked. The feature image shown here is a detail of the artist’s book Touching Rainforest by Tim Mosely.
Sarah’s new artist’s book, Read to Me is the result of a collaboration with a psychometric reader, telling stories to objects which were then ‘read’ back. The book and a selection of the objects read to are now touring in an exhibition that is visiting venues in the UK and USA. The first venue is Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, USA, from September – 27th October 2018, which returns the original idea to the place of its inspiration. The next venue will be Winchester School of Art Library, UK in December. You can read more about the project here.
The new issue of The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books is guest edited by Caren Florance, artist and recent 2018 Critic-in-Residence at ANCA Gallery in Canberra (Australian National Capital Artists). This issue focuses on Caren’s PhD project, Collaborative Materiality: poets/ poetry/ letterpress/ artist books . Caren invited writers and artists to publish papers associated with the 2017 University of Canberra symposium on Poetry and the Artist Book . Contributors include: Susan Wood, Caren Florance and Marian Crawford plus artists’ pages and interventions by Monica Carroll, Nicci Haynes and Paul Uhlmann. Cover, badge and sticker designs by Caren Florance and Angela Gardner.
The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books Vol 13 Nos 1 and 2. Publication dates: October 2018 and April 2019.
Subscription info can be found here.
Interruptions is an exhibition of prints and artists’ books by MAMDP staff, students, alumni and friends, curated by Sarah Bodman and Elena Zeppou. We organised this at the invitation of the Greek Printmakers Association (E.E.X.), for the Athens Print Fest “18” 4th edition – nóstos / nostalgia. The exhibition is hosted by the Felios Foundation, Athens, Greece, from 1st – 28th October 2018. A catalogue of works in the exhibition can be viewed here.
We’ll be showing artists’ books and related reference publications at the 2018 Small Publishers Fair on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November.
The Small Publishers’ Fair is an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers.
Over 60 publishers from across the UK and around the world, a programme of readings and talks, a special exhibition on the stage at Conway Hall. FREE entry to the Fair and all activities. See the link for a list of exhibitors and talks. We hope to see you there.
Our MAMDP students will be running a stand with artists’ books and prints again this year at artbook.berlin 2018. artbook.berlin runs from 16th – 18th November 2018 at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. The feature image shown here is a detail from Elena Zeppou’s current artist’s book project Echo’s Dream. More information on the event and exhibitors can be found here.
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.
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.