Save the date for the following exhibitions, Christmas fairs and artist book events where I will be exhibiting, selling and sometimes demonstrating.
Stitch & Bind Bournemouth Library for Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival: an exhibition of handmade books made by workshop participants, myself and fellow tutor Laura Joy during two recent bookbinding workshops at Artisan Studio. Runs til 24 October.
Handmade 4 Christmas at the Workhouse Chapel, Sturminster Newton Open daily 8 November until 24th December. A wonderful collection of work from renowned local makers.
Etsy Dorset Team Christmas Fair 6 December 10-4 at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne. One of only 17 official European Etsy Christmas craft fairs, I'll be joining fellow members of the Dorset Etsy Team and I can't wait to spend the day with my fellow team members and welcome lots of local visitors. Come and say hello!
BABE: Bristol Artists' Book Event 11 - 12 April Arnolfini, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Over 100 national and international artists, publishers, presses, dealers and organisations come to BABE over the weekend to show their artists' books at this two-day event. The last BABE in 2013 was a busy weekend with 7,530 visitors! I'm looking forward to meeting up with other book artists and seeing their amazing work. I'll be there with my work in Gallery 3 on the 1st floor.
Hope to see you there!
Heads up if you love to win! Coast Magazine is running a Twitter giveaway for a pair of my brilliantly blue Sapphire Miniature Journals.
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.
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Fine Art students at the Arts University Bournemouth have engaged with withdrawn stock from Bournemouth central library to create new work that comments on diverse subjects including genetic modification, xenophobia, bullying and current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 Visitors that evening can make their own work from withdrawn stock, and their altered books will be added to the display.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: LJoy@aub.ac.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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We update this list regularly and will publish an AW13 listing later this year.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|