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Book Arts Newsletter

book arts newsletter issue 69 artists booksThe November issue of the Book Arts Newsletter is now available for download from UWE’s Centre for Fine Print Research. This one is packed with goodness from the sunny shores of Australia as the newsletter’s chief editor, Sarah Bodman, recently returned from a trip to the CODEX expo in Melbourne. The issue includes:


Invisible Cities And Hidden Landscapes, curated by Cath Fairgreave, UWE Bristol
Object Poems – Curated by David Abel, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, USA
Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
The Silent Scream: Political and social comment in books by artists, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Drawing with Fire: An exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists, curated by Tom Sowden, Northumbria University, UK
Art & project bulletins 1-156 / September 1968 – November 1989, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
60|40, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Marinus van Dijke, A walk, a hundred years, a reconstruction, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, The Netherlands
SCOTT McCARNEY VisualBooks, an exhibition of new works at Light Work, Syracuse, USA
Keith Smith: Book by Book, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY, USA


Creative bookstructures by Hedi Kyle, a workshop with Suzanne Schmollgruber at Leksands folkhögskola, Sweden
Bookbinding workshops with American book artist Emily Martin in Wiltshire, UK
Wire Edge Bindings workshop with Daniel E Kelm in Stockholm, Sweden and Loose & Simple Bindings II, with Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo at Jouper
Design, Stockholm, Sweden
Rubber Stamp workshop with Stephen Fowler, Paper Village, Bristol, UK
The State Library of Victoria in partnership with Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford presents: Love and Devotion: Persian Cultural Crossroads. A conference at the State Library of Victoria, 12th – 14th April 2012, Melbourne, Australia


Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
bookartbookshop’s Bookart Competition December 2011
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is seeking new artists’ books for consignment in its retail store.
Venice Summer Residencies 2012 at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia
Call for Entries: The Vandercook Cocktail
Call for Artists for Turn the Page artist’s book fair 4th and 5th May 2012
Book Works is looking for proposals for a new series of projects from artist/writer
collectives or individual art practices engaged with emerging political struggles.


Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, UK
Small Publishers Fair, London, UK
Handmade & Bound, London, UK
Artists’ Book and Independent Publishing Fair, Walsall, UK
Annual Book Arts Festival, MCBA, Minneapolis, USA


Alfred Jarry A Pataphysical Life by Alastair Brotchie
A Benedictionary by Benedict Phillips
Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex
soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012 by Daevid Allen
Grab The Uranium by Craig Atkinson
Selection by Hannah Fussner
Pride Prejudice Passion by Karen Hanmer
Libraryland by Oslo David
Two new books by Rare Autumn

Reports & Reviews Including:
The new Marches Book Art Group
Polish Artists’ Books From The End Of The 20th And The Beginning Of The 21st Centuries. Report by Jadwiga Tryzno
We Are Book Arts, Camberwell Book Art MA Show. Review by Abigail Thomas
The Artist’s Book in Slovenia 1966 – 2010, exhibition at the London South Bank University. Report by Lara Gonzalez


grahame galleries + editions in Brisbane reopens with a new exhibition and call for artists.
Book Crafts with Geff Newland, Ochre Print Studio, UK
2012 CFPR Professional Development Summer Institute
Hazell Designs Books has lots of upcoming festive events
New works by Gracia & Louise on show in three exhibitions over November

Download issue 69 of the Book Arts Newsletter (PDF) or visit the main website for the newsletter to view and download all current and previous issues.


Getting into Book Design

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Book Arts Newsletter: Issue 68

Amtsbibliothek by Dietmar Pfister

Amtsbibliothek by Dietmar Pfister

The latest issue of the Book Arts Newsletter is out now. Edited by Sarah Bodman at the Centre for Fine Print Research, this issue includes:


Guy Begbie and Lawrence Upton. Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, UK
Again, A Time Machine at Spike Island, Bristol, UK
The Silent Scream: Political and social comment in books by artists, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia
Peace, Love, and Rockets at Center for Book Arts, NY
Claude Closky – Inside a Triangle, inaugural exhibition mfc-michèle didier, Paris
Concept As Concrete Form: Visual Poetry, Texts And Typography, University of Derby, UK
Othello – A Bestiary (With Floral Additions) by Borbonesa at bookartbookshop, London
Fine Impressions: Printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010, at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen
The 3rd Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize Exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK


Impact 7 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Loose & Simple Bindings II, workshop in Stockholm 2012
Wire Edge Bindings, workshop in Stockholm 2012
New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, NY
Photography and the Artist’s Book Symposium, Manchester, UK
The London Art Book Fair 2011
The Sixth Manchester Artists’ Book Fair
Small Publishers Fair
8th ArteLibro Bologna


Jan van Eyck Academie, call for proposals for research projects
Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
A Call to Celebrate THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY of bookartbookshop
Women’s Studio Workshop Opportunities for Artists
Artist Book and Independent Publishing Fair, The New Art Gallery Walsall


Listen, Listen: Adadam Agofomma, the inaugural publication of Take Time Pres
Cast of Revival Redux by Ralph Dorey
Chromatic Fields by Duncan Bullen and Jamie Crofts
Fragments of Capri and Horizons… Capri by Karen Hanmer
The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2012-2013


Loose and simple bindings 2 Monte Mesma, Italy June 2011. A report by Diana Illingworth-Cook
UK artist Simon Goode goes west to see what has made the US book arts community flourish
Special Appendix: Artists’ books in Australia and New Zealand : a bibliographical extract, 2010 compiled by Juergen Wegner, Librarian, Brandywine Archive, Sydney


London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September

London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel GalleryThis weekend is one of the most exciting events on the artists book calendar – The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery. Those with an interest in high-end art books (ie. the most beautiful of beautiful reproductions), wonderfully handcrafted artists’ books and anything to do with the book as art will not be disappointed. There are also a couple of events on digital media and art publishing including a 4pm session on Saturday called Turning the virtual page: The digital future of art publishing A few of the Artypeeps crew will be there on the Friday and Saturday so come along and enjoy the book for reasons other than words!

See the full London Art Book Fair programme here and remember to pre-book your tickets, even to the free events.

Open Evening and Performance by Christina Mitrentse

The artists’ books and installations of Christina Mitrentse have captivated us book-lovers in the past, so we are delighted to announce her new solo show, presented by the Art Work Space in west London.

Add To My Library Vol. II by Christina Mitrentse

Join us for the Open Evening and Performance
Wednesday 7th Sept. 2011 6 -9.30 pm

Art Work Space is delighted to present Add To My Library Vol.II, a solo exhibition of works by established multi-faceted artist Christina Mitrentse. The show consists of five interconnected parts produced over the last two years. A series of large-scale graphite and colour pencil drawings created through an innovative methodology depicting books as the building-blocks of idiosyncratic institutions: STONEHENGE, WWW, NEW TATE, EMBLEM, RUIN I. A BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA FLOW of favorite book titles/authors, selected by invited international contributors from the art world. METABOOK, a plinth-mounted silk-screened book sculpture;‘10 FLAGS silk-screens extracted from METABOOK form a wall-based installation and a spoken word performance by guest artist Douglas Park who will embody the Library’s body of knowledge as a living Encyclopedia.The man who became a book!
For more details visit: www.artworkspace.co.uk/christina-mitrentse

Download colour publication that accompanies the project

Lower Ground Floor, The Hempel Hotel,
31—35 Craven Hill Gardens, London W2 3EA

Book Arts Newsletter: Issue no. 67

OUT NOW: The August/September issue of the BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER, edited by Sarah Bodman and published by the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE).

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Cover page – FLAG XI – PEACE by Christina Mitrentse

Stephen Fowler. Obscure Small Press Publications and Unfinished Books. Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol.
Linda Welch. 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, USA
Multiple, Limited, Unique. The Center for Book Arts, New York
Claude Rutault. CDLA, France
Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN
Les paris sont ouverts. The Freud Museum, London
The Emblem of My Work. Shandy Hall, Coxwold, UK
Paper Art Exhibition. Bildungshaus St. Benedikt, Austria
Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides. Westminster Reference Library, London

Bookbinding workshops with Lori Sauer
Print Workshops at St Brides, London
Handmade Printed Books with Theresa Easton
Scripture of the gaze: the space between word and image. Artist-led meetings in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Edith Derdyk
Weekend Courses in Artists Books, Denmark
Courses at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders announces the 3rd JCA Steel Bookbinding Design Competition
The Sixth Manchester Artists Book Fair
7th Moscow International Artists Book Fair
Songs of Innocence and Experience – A Book Project devoted to the works of William Blake
A Call to Celebrate THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY of bookartbookshop
Women’s Studio Workshop Opportunities for Artists

Crux Desperationis
THE ABC OF FEARS. Famous people’s phobias by Dmitry Sayenko
Future Fantasteek! No.11 by Jackie Batey
Room by Vishwa Shroff & Katsushi Goto
PLI Arte & Design No1.

Sea of Lanterns by Ewa Monika Zebrowski and Anne Michaels. Review by Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin
The Artist in the Library. The University of East London, June 2011. Report by Nicholas Brown
Rosie Miles’ project – A Note for Book Arts Newsletter from Joseph J Field
Doverodde Book Arts Festival 2011, Denmark. Report by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck
2011 Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists’ Book Award. Review by Doug Spowart

Next deadline: 1st September 2011 for the (late) September – October Newsletter.

Download this issue plus all the back issues from the Book Arts Newsletter website.

Issue 60 of the Book Arts Newsletter ready for download

BAN Issue 60

Issue 60 cover: seven skins by Emmanuele Waeckerlé

Issue 60 of our very favourite newsletter is available for download now. The Book Arts Newsletter (BAN) is published by the University of the West of England’s Centre for Fine Print Research. Each month Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow (Artists Books), compiles and edits news and events relating to Artists Books in the UK.

Download the latest edition here: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/banlists.htm

For more information or to join the mailing list contact:

Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow – Artists  Books
Centre for Fine Print Research
UWE, Bristol, Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education
Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 84915
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 85865