Artist's Book Events: SS13

by Susan Green April 08, 2013

We hope our list of artist's books, altered books, bookbinding and zine events and exhibitions inspires you to see some handmade book work this season.

AUB Fine Art Altered Books Exhibition Bournemouth Library 2013

Re-Print, Re-Make, Re-Think: an exhibition of altered books
Bournemouth Library: 5 - 29 April 2013
Fine Art students at the Arts University Bournemouth have engaged with withdrawn stock from Bournemouth central library to create new work that comments on diverse subjects including genetic modification, xenophobia, bullying and current affairs. Includes an exhibition of monoprints in response to the work. Join in with an informal workshop to celebrate the exhibition on World Book Night, 23rd April 6:30 - 9 pm. Visitors that evening can make their own work from withdrawn stock, and their altered books will be added to the display. If you'd like to take part, contact AUB Visiting Tutor Laura Joy E: T: 07765 681 592

The Art of Walking / Insect Theatre: publication discussion
Lecture Theatre Two, TheGallery, AUB: 11 April 2013 5-7pm
Tim Edgar and David Evans discuss the themes and ideas explored in their publications: The Art of Walking: A Field Guide (Evans, ed.) and Insect Theatre, Artist Book (Edgar, with text by Hugh Raffles) at their formal launch, book signing and publication discussion. To book a place contact TheGallery E: T: 01202 363 272

BABE 2013: Bristol Artist's Book Event
Arnolfini: 20 - 21 April 2013
Browse and buy work and chat to the 80 plus artists, dealers and small presses from Bristol and around the world at this friendly and popular weekend event. For pre-bookable workshops, book surgeries and tours call the box office: 0117 917 2300

Press & Release
Phoenix Brighton: 27 April - 9 June 2013
"An oasis for the bleary-eyed, screen-scorched reader" - artists books in their multifaceted, boundary-breaking glory.

Turn The Page Artist's Book Fair
The Forum: 3 - 4 May 2013
Showcasing 50 of the most innovative book artists from the UK and abroad with a programme of events including poetry readings, storytelling and Dolores, the artist's books Citroen bookmobile.

An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street
The John Rylands Library: to 29 July 2013
A reassembly of reading material lost in the 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart of Baghdad's literary community. 260 plus works from international book artists reflecting the strength and fragility of books. Build-a-book workshop led by Guy Begbie on 26 April 1 - 4pm for adults and teenagers 16+ 

By The Book: an exhibition of illustration and book art
Hawthorn Contemporary Craft Gallery: 1 August - 12 October 2013
An exhibition by artists, illustrators and craftspeople whose work uses books or illustration as material, inspiration or both. Includes 2D and 3D work.

BOUND will be exhibiting at By The Book.

To list your event here, please email 
We update this list regularly and will publish an AW13 listing later this year. 

Susan Green
Susan Green


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A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
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