Sarah Bodman, who writes our monthly Artists’ Books column, picks her top 10 publications of the year including: a Brexit parody starring a Muscovy duck, a wintry evocation of William Blake’s Soft Snow, and a powerful reflection on the devastation of AIDS.
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Poet-artist collaborators Sophie Herxheimer and Chris McCabe take inspiration from William Blake’s last entries in his notebook, creating text and image responses for their book published by Hercules Editions.
This year’s Small Publishers Fair in London features a special exhibition and focus on Laurie Clark. Sarah Bodman introduces the Scotland-based artist and publisher and picks out some fair highlights to look out for.
Edinburgh-based artist, curator and publisher Julie Johnstone has worked with collector and writer William Zachs to create a fascinating exhibition in a private library in the Scottish capital.
Artist and Cambridge School of Art lecturer Jim Butler won the ‘professional book’ category at this year’s World Illustration Awards with his screenprinted book, Blackrock Sequence. Sarah Bodman is impressed by his subtle interweaving of image and text.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Laurence Sterne’s last work of fiction, a new exhibition including commissioned illustrations by cartoonist Martin Rowson and bookworks by New York-based artist Brian Dettmer is taking place at Sterne’s former home Shandy Hall in Coxwold, near York. Sarah Bodman reports.
To mark 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, Liverpool Book Art presents ‘Frankenstein 2018′, a new touring exhibition currently on display at Liverpool Central Library. Sarah Bodman introduces some of the artists’ books on show.
This year’s annual Turn The Page artists’ books fair will for the first time also feature a one-day symposium with artist Tom Sowden as its keynote speaker. Sarah Bodman previews the event.
World Book Night on 23 April will see the launch in Bristol of a collaborative artists’ book containing all text and image responses made in tribute to the short story ‘Watching God’ from Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville. Sarah Bodman of UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research discusses this and previous artists’ book created for the annual project.
Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw have been making books together for more than 15 years. For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman celebrates their approach to the format which sees them responding to natural and urban environments to create unique pieces or small editions.
Sarah Bodman finds much to be excited about at the forthcoming two-day Artists’ BookMarket event, which this year sees Fruitmarket Gallery partnering with Stills for a focus on photography.
In our first artists’ books feature for the new year, Sarah Bodman reflects on limited edition letterpress works of artist-in-residence at Salford-based Hot Bed Press, Elizabeth Willow.
Sarah Bodman, whose popular Artists’ Books column provides a regular look into the world of artists’ publishing, picks her ten favourites of the year.
This week, London’s Conway Hall is host to the Small Publishers Fair, an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers. Sarah Bodman previews the event, which runs from 10-11 November, and highlights the work of the artists involved.
Sarah Bodman previews Angie Butler’s new artist’s book which she has created as part of a research residency exploring the diverse creative practice of artists making books in Bristol and the physical production of books in the city.
The first Falmouth Art Publishing Fair takes place at Falmouth Art Gallery from 29 September to 1 October featuring artists’ books, editions, posters, leaflets, multiples, audio and ephemera. Sarah Bodman previews the event.
Sarah Bodman previews new book works by Déirdre Kelly and Rosie Sherwood that explore our experience of place through the use of collage and mapping.
The Minnesota Centre for Book Arts biennial celebration of artists’ books is taking place during July and August with a two-day symposium and book art prize at the centre of the event. Sarah Bodman previews the symposium, which runs from 20-23 July, and highlights the work of British artists involved in the biennial.
Sarah Bodman continues her series with a look at the work of an artist whose ongoing investigation into the workings and history of Paolo Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano has inspired a number of works, with a new publication set to be showcased at this year’s Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair.
Sarah Bodman is knocked out by two new publications from Manchester-based artist Caitlin Akers inspired by Akers’ great, great uncle Billy Marchant and his endeavours in the ring.
John Dilnot has been creating his hand-produced books since 1985 and his work features in the collections of the V&A, Tate, MoMA, and more. As a touring exhibition exploring his practice opens in Northern Ireland, Sarah Bodman provides a snapshot of his many publications.
The latest in Sarah Bodman’s series looking at the varied and fascinating area of artists’ self-publishing looks at a special ‘passport’ stamp project, part of the 10th anniversary edition of the Bristol Artists’ Book Event.
For the latest in her ongoing series looking at the diverse and inventive world of artists’ books, Sarah Bodman enjoys the performative nature of Nathan Walker’s Condensations, with its thick screes of words and essence of place inspired by a residency in Ambleside.
John McDowall and Chris Taylor are celebrating 20 years of their Pages artists’ book project with a series of events and exhibitions, including the 20th Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March. Sarah Bodman looks forward to this significant milestone.
Sarah Bodman, senior research fellow at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research and writer of a-n’s Artists’ Books series, picks her ten favourite publications of the year.