Artists’ Books Exhibitions
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Tom Trusky Exhibition Cases
Special Collections Room, Bower Ashton Library
Bob Cobbing and the Book
2nd December 2011 – 31st January 2012
Curated by Lawrence Upton
BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER
No. 70 December 2011 - January 2012
Published by Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK
ARTIST’S COVER PAGE: KATIE HERZOG
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In Hendon, in the early 1950s, Bob Cobbing (1920 – 2002)
was Organising Secretary to a number of local artistic
groups including writing, painting and drama under the
title Hendon Experimental Arts Society.
Writers Forum eventually separated itself; and, in 1963,
started to become a major small press which, by 2002, had
published over 1000, perhaps as many as 1300 titles.
In this collaborative enterprise, Cobbing was first among
equals, as recognised by the title of the 1974 Ceolfrith Arts
Centre exhibition Bob Cobbing and Writers Forum.
Others came and went; but Cobbing persisted until, in
2002, a day before he died, he handed the running of the
WF workshop and WF publishing to Adrian Clarke and
Lawrence Upton, the product of several years consultation
with the two.
Clarke resigned in 2010; but Upton continues, assisted by
Upton has written extensively of Cobbing’s use of the book
as a medium for visual poetry in Bob Cobbing and the
book as medium; but this exhibition concentrates upon
introducing some of the publications themselves, especially
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of Cobbing’s own work. Those who would have more
background are referred to the unparalleled 1970s essays by
Eric Mottram listed below.
Cobbing was a painter initially and then a poet. As Lawrence
Upton said of the exhibition he curated at Space Studios,
March – May 2011: “I can state my overriding thesis very
simply: Bob Cobbing, the painter, was poetic; Bob Cobbing,
the poet, was painterly.”
Cobbing resisted the notion that his books were “artists’
books”, which might seem strange; but his policy was, in
Mottram’s words, “enabling most people who wanted to buy
poetry not to be drastically out of pocket”.
To that end, he often published at below cost price; and,
often, he used the simplest production methods, including
ink duplicating and, later, office photocopying. Binding was
by office stapler.
Alternatively, he printed on cards and “bound” them in
envelopes and later, when they became commonplace, in
plastic document wallets.
When it was possible to use other printing methods, he did
so; and the 500th and 750th Writers Forum publications
were perfect bound litho-printed books, thanks to grant aid.
Using appropriate materials, Cobbing published a wide
range of artist-writers in a wide array of formats, sometimes
rather large, which made them difficult to display but
formally reflected their content. He took great care in the
making of the books, literally by hand in the majority of
cases: “The standard of production, however inexpensive,
began well and improved over the years, but never exceeded
the price the majority could pay.” said Mottram.
A prosthetics of poetry: the art of Bob Cobbing by Eric
Mottram is available as a pamphlet from Writers Forum
Bob Cobbing and the book as medium by Lawrence Upton
is web-published by Readings magazine at http://www.bbk.
WRITERS FORUM: A Successful Campaign by Eric
Mottram is to be found in Bob Cobbing & Writers Forum
edited by Peter Mayer, 1974, now reprinted by Writers
Welcome to My World: Artists Interpret the Globe
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, USA
Until 31st December 2011
An invitational show co-curated by Robert Tomlinson and
23 Sandy. A stellar list of area artists are creating a piece of
art out of a world globe. Each artist will find a globe and
alter it, paint on it, collage on it, cut it apart or even electrify
it to create a totally new piece of art.
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Participating artists include: Mary Bennett, Allison Bruns,
Chandra Cerrito, David Chelsea, Sue Collard, Anna and Leo
Daedalus with Samuel Miller, Kerry Davis, Tamara English,
Adrianne Feldstein, Linda Hutchins, Heidi Kirkpatrick,
Laura LeHew, David Meeker, Bonnie Meltzer, Jim
Neidhardt, Cynthia Nawalinski, Jane Schiffhauer, Joanna
Thomas, Robert Tomlinson, Renee Zangara.
23 Sandy Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
Noon to 6pm. plus late on First Friday. We are also very
generous with appointments outside of gallery hours.
Please contact Laura Russell to schedule a visit.
We are located at 623 NE 23rd Avenue, just three doors
north of Sandy Boulevard in Central Eastside Portland.
Nicola Dale - Kindle
John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK
Until 29 April 2012
Kindle: v. light (a flame); set on fire
v. arouse (with reference to an emotion)
n. portable e-reader
Nicola Dale’s new artwork Kindle is inspired by the
changing format of knowledge and its current journey out
of libraries and books and into circuit boards and light.
Within The Old Map Room of the historic John Rylands
Library, the artist has installed thousands of hand-made
“candles” made from the pages of unwanted books. In
honour of the artwork’s surroundings, these are ordered
using a system unique to the work. In addition to Kindle,
the Library is also hosting a retrospective of the artist’s work
within the Crawford Room.
Kindle is present in association with Untitled Gallery. It
has been funded by Arts Council England. Kindle runs
until 29 April 2012 at John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 3EH, UK
The John Rylands Library is open Monday 12:00 - 5:00 |
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 | Sunday 12:00 - 5:00.
The Library will be closed for Christmas and New Year:
23 December 2011 - 2 January 2012.
Les Coleman - Diagrams
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
Until 17th December 2011
An exhibition of Drawings from Afterthunks and other
books by Les Coleman is on show at Boekie Woekie,
Berenstraat 16, Amsterdam until 17th December.
ABOT “Artists’ Books on Tour”
Until 8 January 2012 – in Vienna; 16 January – 18 March
2012 – in Prague; 26 March – 31 May 2012 – in Ljubljana.
On Monday, 27 June 2011 at the MAK in Vienna, an
international jury announced the winners of the Europewide
artist’s book competition Artists’ Books on Tour:
among 158 projects from 26 European countries, works
by five artists were chosen as winners and recognized with
prizes of € 2,000 each; 45 further works received honourable
A major aim of the competition was to gain an overview of
Europe-wide creative work in the artist’s book genre. A total
of 925 projects from all over Europe were submitted to the
artist’s book competition Artists’ Books on Tour. Of these,
158 projects entered the final round following three days of
preliminary deliberations by the jury. As a further central
element of the project, the MAK is updating and expanding
its database of illustrated books. Its holdings of this type,
comprised of around 2,000 objects representing various
artistic movements ranging from the Vienna Secession,
Russian Constructivism and Viennese Actionism to
contemporary works, will be digitised and made accessible
online to the general public.
The winning projects of the competition Artists’ Books
on Tour will be shown along with those recognised by
honourable mentions in the form of a mobile museum
which will make stops in Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana until
May 2012. At the MAK in Vienna, the exhibition Artists’
Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum
will be shown until 8 January 2012 in the MAK Works on
Paper Room. http://www.abot.mak.at/
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts /
Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010
Cowen Gallery, State Library of Victoria
Until 16th February 2012
Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne
1999-2010 showcases beautiful limited-edition books by
20 Melbourne artists and printmakers. In the digital era
the future of the printed book seems uncertain, yet the
handmade artist’s book is a flourishing artform. Each of
these works is unique in its use of design, typography, paper
and binding, both drawing upon and extending the history
and tradition of the book. The artists featured include:
Angela Cavalieri, Daniel Moynihan, Bruno Leti, Inge King,
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison.
Cowen Gallery, Level 2a, Main entrance: Swanston St
Admission Free. www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/fine-impressions
The Research Centre for Artists’ Publications, Study Room
Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
Until 29th January 2012
Conceptualism, Visual Poetry and Mail Art characterize the
comprehensive oeuvre of the Argentinean artist Edgardo-
Antonio Vigo (1928-1997). In the context of the military
dictatorship in Argentina, his art constituted a political
gesture. Through his rubber stamps, artists’ postage
stamps, text works and his statements, which participated
in a network of international artistic exchanges, he called
attention to the situation in his native land as well as to the
fate of his son – who “disappeared” in 1976 – and of the
thousands of other victims of the military dictatorship.
Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art
Teerhof 20 28199, Bremen, Germany.
From 5 - 11 December Annette C. Disslin’s Bleikloetzle
is running an Open Studio - Buchdruckatelier bleikloetzle,
Im Gewerbegebiet 10, D-73116 Waeschenbeuren
On show is a new series of Lyricards - large sized cards with
poems in English or German by writers lincluding Heinrich
Heine and Thomas Hood. These cards are letterpress
printed beauties: http://www.paper-fold.papiergebunden.
There will be a wide range of the completely new designed
Gourmand’s Books - specifically made for all who love
cooking, collecting and inventing recipes. Many of these
new books’ covers have been made from tea towel linen:
The range of Culinary books has grown, also there are many
new collecting books in country and vintage style:
New on the paper-fold-site is the Chest of Fabric, which
shows all the fabric on stock at the studio: http://www.
The Paradise of Individuality
Graphic Design and Artists’ Books from Leeds College
of Art Library’s Special Collections
Until 9th December 2011
“…the paradise of individuality…”, George Santayana’s
description of graphic design, is an exhibition of artists’
books celebrating the breadth and versatility of graphic
design from hand-set type to hand-drawn zines, comic
art and illustration. It includes complete facsimile prints
of the hugely influential De Stijl journal, highlighting
the typographic work of Piet Mondrian and Theo van
Doesburg. These are shown alongside artists’ publications
from Nobrow Press and Ensixteen Editions, and book works
by Andrew Morrison, Jane Kennelly, Michael Caine, Richard
Long and Ian Hamilton Finlay.
The exhibition is a small sample of books from Leeds
College of Art’s Special Collections in the Vernon Street
Library. The exhibition will be open during term time,
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The Library, Leeds College
of Art, Vernon Street, Leeds LS2 8PH. T. 0113 2028096
Art & project bulletins 1-156 /
September 1968 - November 1989
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris
Until 23rd December
Projects by Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Michael Riedel, Jérôme
Saint-Loubert Bié, Yann Sérandour, Eric Watier and
Johannes Wohnseifer. From the earliest days in 1968 when
the bulletin appeared Under the title of « Architectural
Research » the Small statement printed on the bottom of
the front page rings out with the spirit of its time: « art &
project plans to bring you together with the ideas of artists,
architects and technicians to discover an intelligent form
for your living and working space. Art & project invites you
to participate in its exhibitions which will explore ways in
which art, architecture and technology can combine with
you own ideas »
The importance of the bulletins as an archival source on
the period is unrivalled, both through the quality of the
original page-works and the calibre of the artists involved
all the key artists from this period contributed one and often
more bulletins: Robert Barry made four, Stanley Brown
made seven, Jan Dibbets six, Hamish Fulton three, Gilbert &
George four, Douglas Huebler four, Sol Lewitt five, Richard
Long seven, and Allen Ruppersberg two.
Christophe Daviet-Thery Livres et Editions d’Artistes
34 rue Louise Weiss, 75013 Paris. Tel : + 33(0)1 53 79 05 95
www. daviet-thery.com blog: davietthery.wordpress.com
Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, True copy, 2011
Until 17 December 2011
Florence Loewy books by artists, Paris
Exposition, portfolio, lancement du dernier numéro de
Böhm. Florence Loewy books by artists
9 rue de thorigny fr-75003 Paris
Tues - Sat 2-7pm
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Hand Voice & Vision
Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop
Smith College, Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library
Level 3, Northampton, MA 01063, USA
Until December 20th, 2011
Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s
Studio Workshop features artists’ books by thirty-six
artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio
Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is
a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most
influential contemporary book artists in America. The forty
works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that
characterize the artist’s book programme at Women’s Studio
Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the
unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range
of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges
new directions in the medium of book arts.
You Came and Our Tree Bloomed and Hands of Josephus II by
Miriam Schaer are included in Apocryphal, Traditional, Et
Al at The Georgia College Museum, in Milledgeville GA.
Curated by Shannon Morris and Jon Coffelt, the exhibition
is on now, until 15th February, 2012
For information about hours and location, visit
Gustavsberg Konsthall. Stockholm, Sweden
Until January 8th 2012
Founder members Tracey Rowledge, David Clarke and
Clare Twomey will be showing collaborative works. Artist,
bookbinder and conservator Tracey Rowledge is also a
founding member of Tomorrow’s Past.
Tracey Rowley www.traceyrowledge.co.uk
Tomorrow’s Past at www.outofbinding.com
More information is available at
COMMUNICATE & CIRCULATE:
AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTED MATTER
Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Until 11th December
An exhibition dedicated to print and publishing in the
independent arts. On show and for sale are a collection of
zines, posters and original works made newly available from
self-publishers and small press producers from around the
Featuring works from Booklet Press (JAP), Bongoût (GER),
Cafe Royal (UK), Catalogue Library (UK), Club Muscles
(CAN), Pete Willis / Dead Trees and Dye (UK), Jess Wilson
/ Duke Press (UK), Bartolome Sanson (FRA), Lachllan
Rattray (UK), Malcy Duff (UK), Mike Perry (USA),
Museums Press (UK), Nieves (CH), N.S.E.W (NOR),
Smalltime Books (AUS), Superclub (UK), Fiona Allison /
Tropical Waste (UK), Theo Simpson / Various Points (UK),
Victor & Hester (UK)
Good Press Gallery, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow, UK
Good Press is open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm
Marinus van Dijke
A walk, a hundred years, a reconstruction
De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, The Netherlands
Until 11 December, 2011
Inspired by an article by F. Bins, published in Buiten
magazine in 1911, about a walk he took straight through the
dunes of Schouwen-Duiveland in 1910, Marinus van Dijke
decided to take the same walk one hundred years later.
In connection with these walks, Marinus van Dijke was
invited by the editors of the Slibreeks series to design the
137th volume. This chapbook has three parts with a map
in each one and is entitled een wandeling honderd jaar een
reconstructie (‘a walk a hundred years a reconstruction’).
The Johan Deumens Gallery in Haarlem also has artist’s
books by Marinus van Dijke available for viewing.
De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal
Zusterstraat 7, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm
Admission free. http://vleeshal.nl/en/
SCOTT McCARNEY VisualBooks
An exhibition of new works at Light Work
Until 16th December 2011
The show is in conjunction with the “Photography +
Publishing Photography Conference” (November 3-5),
a joint effort of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions
of SPE (Society of Photographic Education). McCarney
has also put together Contact Sheet, Light Work’s awardwinning
publication which serves as a catalogue/
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monograph for artists exhibiting in the main gallery.
A special conference edition is published in a run of 250
which includes an original work of art.
Light Work gallery, The Robert B. Menschel Media Center,
316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, USA.
Keith Smith: Book by Book
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W. 24th Street, NYC
Until January 7, 2012
This is a rare opportunity to see a collection of Keith’s oneof-a-kind
work and small editions.
Les vitrines de l’artothèque en résonance in conjunction
with the Biennale d’art contemporaine de Lyon present:
Tout Va Mieu - Eric Watier & Gil J Wolman
Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu
Until 31st December 2011
bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, la Part-Dieu
30 boulevard Vivier-Merle 69003 Lyon, France
LINEAR B - A memorial project responding to the works
in the collection of artist Nikos Alexiou
The Stephen Lawrence gallery, London, UK
Until 6th January 2012
Nikos Alexiou’s avant-garde idea to bring together works of
modern and international contemporary art cannot simply
be regarded as a mere collection of artwork by other fellow
artists, since the compilation process is in itself one of the
artist – collector’s personal and ongoing artistic projects.
The Stephen Lawrence gallery, University of Greenwich,
Queen Ann Court, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row,
London SE10 9LS. http://alexioulinearb.wordpress.com
Emblem - Deconstructed And Destroyed:
A Homage To John Latham
Public Project by Christina Mitrentse
Trinity, Greenwich, London, UK
Until 31st January 2012
Emblem - Deconstructed And Destroyed, is a new public
Billboard installation by Christina Mitrentse commissioned
for the site viewable 24/7. Mitrentse’s work reflects the
legacy of the renowned British conceptual artist John
Latham (1921 - 2006).
The work forms part of Mitrentse’s acclaimed ongoing
project Add To My Library, recently exhibited at Art Work
Space. In response to John Latham’s book-relief sculpture
which penetrates the main window fronting Flat Time
House in Peckham, Mitrentse’s work takes the form of a
large-scale screen printed ‘Book Flag’, addressing the Trinity
building’s edifice, paying devoted tribute to this highly
important post-war artist.
For information on purchasing limited editions prints -
part of the Billboard please contact Trinity on:
T +44 (0) 7960 991 550 email@example.com
Trinity, 310 Creek Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9SW, UK
Thurs - Sun, 1 - 6pm, Last Fridays Of The Month: 1 - 9pm
Also by appointment. Site-Specific Work can be viewed
daily, 24 hours.
Mapping the Surface
Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Until 15th January 2012
We are accustomed to looking at maps in attempts to find
direction, our relationship to a physical interpretation of
the land. But that land can be more than a city or country,
it can help us to navigate our bodies, to understand our
environment beyond its physicality into the realm of
cultural space, and to grasp an understanding though
the visceral. Cartographers can tell us more than just the
routes from one point to another, they can map terrains
of landscape or psychological space, that amorphous state
that adds up to a sense of a place beyond mere cataloging.
They can also reduce all to the basic, the pure essence of line
and plane. We may glide across the surface but there always
seems to be a rumble below it, roaming around a skin that
is, as skin is, porous and organic.
The altered, eroded, sliced and diced work of Doug Beube
challenges us to read geography in the third dimension. Jeff
Woodbury plays with our idea of mapping both physically
with the malleability of rubber maps and metaphorically as
we follow a path along a tree branch. Christina Mitrentse
folds, assembles and hides travel maps, subverting their
original intent, presenting us with an unreadable atlas as
Heidi Neilson utilises a traditional idea of cartography and
conceptualises it into an impossibility of a re-configured
The collaged artist’s book of Robin Price extends beyond
the 43rd parallel into a personal numerology. Cindy Kane
maps individuals we think we know in her writers series
and explores regions through their particularity of senses;
Dannielle Tegeder goes one step further and plots a highly
abstracted place in multi-dimensional space.
Haptic Lab, blankets a neighborhood, delineating
boundaries through the texture of materials with *Paula
Scher graphically interpreting regions, this one guiding
us through India. Alastair Noble takes cyanotypes, the
blueprints of architects, to emphasise the blueprint of
an environment sculpted by nature. Lilla LoCurto & Bill
Outcault have long used their own bodies and now others to
extend and flatten skin into a topographical journey.
Sabra Booth provides an animated excursion of the
gulf coast, mapping her experience of mapping the
environmental disaster, while Public Laboratories
photographs the spill from a bird’s eye view, allowing us
our own interpretations. The projects of Smudge Studio
(Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth) evoke a time and
place through the variety of consciously created elements
of documentation as Robbin Ami Silverberg creates a sense
of New York neighbourhoods through accumulation of
particular elements that brings the amorphous into the
more concrete. Central to Barbara Siegel’s sculptural piece
is a boulder that began a controversy over geographic
ownership. For another take on the complications of history,
Elena Costellian finds herself in a space haunted by the act
of its own past circling around, and documents the process
of her process of capturing it through a linear retracing.
However perceived, a map guides us to more than one
Art & Science talk 15 January 6-10pm
111 Front Street, Suite 210, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Known, Unknown, Anonymous, and On Death Row
Qbox gallery, Greece
Until January 14, 2012
Qbox gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition under
the title Known, Unknown, Anonymous and On Death
Row. The show combines artists who have been widely
recognized and engaged in the art scene with artists who
have not yet been known or they will never be as they
were not part of the art market. Since in our society the
constant demonstration of biographical “databases” has
been increased and the formation of a positive reputation
becomes a lifetime struggle, it is mostly common that
looking at someone’s name in an art exhibition could affect
our judgment upon the actual work. Despite the nature of
the art-piece a name carries all sorts of information and
holds a dynamic by-itself, which is something that artists
like Marcel Duchamp (pseudonym Rrose Selavy 1921),
Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg (Erased de
Kooning, 1953) have dealt with different ways in the past.
Among the known and unknown artists in the exhibition
are: Giuseppe Caccavale, Ellie Coates, Sileia Daskopoulou,
David Gates, Louise Lawler, Alekos Lorentis, Apostolos
Michailides, David Mathis, Adrian Piper, Ugo Rondinone,
Malick Sidibé, Tabakopoulos and Foundoulis, Rosemarie
Trockel, Karen Yasinski. A number of works by anonymous
artists are also included in the show.
Qbox Gallery, Armodiou 10, Varvakeios agora, Athens.
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The 9th International Book Art Festival, Poland
A touring exhibition from January 2012 – December 2014
Organised by Alicja Slowikowska, founder of the Polish
Book Art Project, The theme for the 9th Book Art Project
is Correspondence, a creative and wide umbrella title for
this Festival, to encourage the inclusion of unconventional
books: from book-objects, book-installations, unique books,
altered books and experimental works, to traditional limited
editions, fine press books, illustrated stories and so on.
The exhibition will be shown in art galleries and libraries
throughout Poland, between 2012 and 2014, and venues
abroad later in the programme.
The multi-venue tour launches with a Première Exhibition
from January – February 2012 at Plocka Art Gallery in
Plock, www.plockagaleria.com. From March 2012 until
December 2014, the Festival continues to visit art galleries,
libraries and museums in 25 towns and cities over Poland,
with each venue having a local curator who will contribute
works to be displayed alongside the larger travelling show.
All timetable information on the travelling Correspondence
exhibition will be posted online, with a catalogue
accompanying the exhibition tour: http://bookart.pl
Elisabeth Masé - Give me a reason to love you
Works on paper and artists’ books
Until 23rd December 2011
Raum für Kunst, Literatur und Künstlerbücher
Totengässlein 5, 4051 Basel
Tel. 061 261 31 42 / 079 860 12 44
www.kunst-literatur.ch / firstname.lastname@example.org
Various Portraits Joachim Schmid
les arts au mur and image/imatge, France
Until 17th December 2011
Several works including the new series Zwölf Frauen
are in two simultaneous exhibitions at les arts au mur/
Arthothèque de Pessac and at image/imatge in Orthez.
The exhibitions opened in the end of September and the
galleries swapped them in early November. The exhibitions
continue until December 17.
les arts au mur | Artothèque de Pessac, 16 bis, avenue Jean
Jaurès - 33 600 Pessac
image/imatge, L’Imprimerie, 15 rue Aristide Briand, 64300
New books you may want to have a look at, Zwölf Frauen,
Untitled Portraits and Around the World in Eighty Minutes.
You’ll find detailed information on http://schmid.
An exhibition with my football series O Campo will open
at BBK Bilbao on January 17th, 2012, and an extensive
retrospective of the last decade of my work including many
pictures that were never shown before will open at Zephyr
Mannheim on January 21st. My new book Bilderbuch will
be launched on the occasion of this exhibition.
For more details please visit: http://schmid.wordpress.com
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Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Books Arts
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT,USA
January 17 - February 19, 2012
The annual Koopman exhibitions feature the work of the
current recipients of the Georgette and Richard Koopman
Chair in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School. This
year’s exhibition includes the work of the three 2011/2012
chairs in the printmaking department: Steven Daiber,
Pati Scobey, and Barbara Tetenbaum. Each of the three
Koopman artists have invited fellow book artists to join the
exhibition, which will include Julie Chen, Katherine Keuhn,
and Chip Schilling.
The exhibition will open to the public on Tuesday, January
17, 2012. The gallery will host a panel discussion featuring
all six of the artists participating in the exhibition, followed
by a public reception on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
A full-colour exhibition catalogue will be available for
purchase. Opening Reception: Thurs, February 9, 5-7pm
Panel Discussion: Thurs, February 9, 2012, 3:30-5pm,
Claire Jeanine Satin will be exhibiting several bookworks,
in the invitational show, “Apocraphal, Traditional,et al”
at the Georgia College and State University Museum in
Milledgeville, GA which will travel to other venues at the
conclusion of the show in 2012. She has also been invited to
exhibit her work at the San Francisco Center for the Book in
January 2012, in “the Accidental Book”.
She has created a “Film Dress” out of 35mm film and
camera parts for the Ft Lauderdale International Film
Festival 2011, which was presented at the Opening Party at
the Sunrise Civic Center in Sunrise Florida. It will also be
presented at the closing party on November 11, 2011 at the
Cinema Paradiso & the Manor, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.(I will
send you an image under separate cover).
The artist has received her 2nd Artist Residency to Venice
Italy for the Spring of 2012 where she will continue to
pursue her research on her bookworks. Her first residency
resulted in over one dozen of an ongoing series of WATER
BOOKS. She is proposing an exhibition of her Venezia
bookworks in Venice, in 2012.
One of her bookworks in the series ‘ARTYPING” which is
in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the
Arts, has been published in the 2nd edition of THE BOOK
AS ART, 2011. email@example.com
Sharon Kivland. Amateur and Collector
Curated by Sotiris Kyriacou
IDEAS Store Whitechapel
9 December 2011 - 8 January 2012
321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
Spy Emerson - Consumption
Accident and Artifact, San Francisco, USA
Until January 4th 2012
Consumption: A century ago, it meant a deadly, wasting
disease. Now, it’s every citizen’s sacred duty, stoking the
insatiable engines of the GDP. In her new installation at
Accident and Artifact in San Francisco, conceptual artist Spy
Emerson examines consumption from every angle. Literally
setting the table for the holidays, Emerson has created a
veritable groaning-board of found and re-purposed objects.
All are meant to be consumed, and replenished, though the
duration of the show - including limited-edition dishware
designed by Emerson herself. In addition, Accident will
feature a sampling of Emerson’s flatworks, along with
original illustrations from Dr. Hal Robins, noted polymath,
and stalwart of Church of the SubGenius.
Accident and Artifact
381 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
More information available at www.spygirlfriday.com
TO PAY RESPECT TO THE GENEROSITY OF THE
THREE-MINUTE PUNK-ROCK SONG
Crate Studio and Project Space, Margate, UK
Until 18 Dec 2011
Exhibition curated by Toby Huddlestone.
Artists: Vito Acconci, Black Argos, David Blamey, José
Arnaud-Bello, Sovay Berriman, Don Celender, Loz Chalk,
Rob Chavasse, Adam Chodzko, Desmond Church (with
Egle Kulbokaite and Sabel Gavaldon), Patrick Coyle,
Andrew Cross, David Cross, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard,
Anthony Gross, S Mark Gubb, David Hall, Rose Kallal,
Adam Knight, Frank Koolen, John Latham, Jamie Bracken
Lobb, Elizabeth McAlpine, Julie McCalden, Ronan McCrea,
Magnets, David Martin, Nelson Melo and Carolina Rito,
Suzanne Mooney, Lawrence Norfolk and Neal White,
Graham Parker, Kelvin Pawsey, Laurence Payot, Pedro Diniz
Reis, Andrea Schlieker, Anthony Shapland, Gregg Stobbs,
Barry Sykes, Aron Taylor, Sue Tompkins, Gavin Turk, Mark
Aerial Waller, Neal White, Carey Young + more.
Fri-Sun 12-6pm. Crate Studio and Project Space, 6 Bilton
Square, Margate, UK. www.cratespace.co.uk
Out of the drawer
107 Workshop, Melksham, UK
Until 12 December 2011
107 Workshop invites you to an exhibition of fine art
handmade books and prints, both modern and taken out
of the drawer. Exciting discoveries are to be found within
the 107 collection and we have had the privilege to be
consigned books by groundbreaking artists. On display
there will be work by artists such as S.W. Hayter, Howard
Hodgkin, Patrick Hughes and Tom Philips. It is with
pleasure we also showcase new works on paper by John
Eaves and Celia Cook. Mon - Fri, 9am – 5 pm.
Weekends by appointment. 107 Workshop, The Courtyard,
Bath Road, Shaw, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8EF, UK
Tel: 01225 791800. Fax: 01225 790948.
COVER ARTIST FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE BAN:
Wuthering Heights book sausage by artist and librarian
Katie Herzog. Referencing Dieter Roth’s literature sausages
made in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I have done a series of
performances using digitised books requested from the
public and downloaded, printed, shredded, and stuffed.
The work is meant to be a playful reflection of the Fluxus
state of the publishing industry, and to express a level
of absurdism present in the general public’s navigation
of copyright law and the politics surrounding digitised
CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new
collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and
the CODEX Foundation in partnership with Centro
Cultural Estacion Indianilla and Tonaltepec Global
S.C. inaugurating CODEXMEXICO. Please join us in
Mexico City in February for our special exhibition and
On February 16, 2012, the exhibit Libros de Artista will
open at the Centro Cultural Estacion Indianilla in Mexico
City. The exhibition is comprised of a collection of original
hand-made volumes printed in California and drawn from
the collections of Stanford University Library with an equal
number of artist’s books made by Mexican artists and
printers - a ground-breaking cross-border collaboration.
At the Mexico City inauguration, The CODEX Foundation
in collaboration with Centro Cultural Estacion Indianilla
will host an international forum of interested institutions,
curators, presses and individuals to begin a serious
discussion of the goals and strategies of implementation
of the mission laid out in the CODEXMEXICO Manifesto.
This discussion/action group is designed to seed not only
the study and art of the book in Mexico but eventually
spreading out to all Latin America.
Peter Rutledge Koch, The Codex Foundation
2205 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
Telephone 510 849-0673
The CODEX Foundation
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Bibliotheca - Amir Brito Cador
“Bibliotheca” is a collaborative project by Professor Amir
Brito Cador (School of Fine Arts – EBA/UFMG). An artistic
project and at the same time an academic research about
artists’ books and its relationship to the idea of a “visual
encyclopaedia”. I need 96 books to complete the inventory.
The project intends to give to artists and researchers the
opportunity to have primary information, to get in touch or
to see these books, not only their reproduction in the pages
of another book. If you want to collaborate, please visit:
GIVE and GET: probing value through exchange
Emily Artinian and Lin Charlston 2011
PIECE-OF-SHELL Chain of exchanges at The Small
Publisher’s Fair 10th and 11th November 2011:
I have exchanged a recommendation for a lovely film for a
piece of sea shell that resembles slightly unnerving lips.
I have given my own piece of work ‘Birdsong and
Harlequins’ in return for a recommendation of a film.
I have given a sixpence (1957). This has been my lucky coin
for a long time. I wish the receiver lots of luck. In exchange
for work from the last exchange.
I gave a free Tony Bennett itunes download and I took a
lucky 1957 six pence, I need luck! Sila
I left 3 travelcards that I have used over the last month. They
had a total value of £21.90. Now they are worthless!! Took
an itunes download.
I took three ”useless” travelcards in exchange for a small
pink pencil from the Affordable Art Fair.
I left a green pen and I took a pink pencil... I think it could
be a great promise.
“There’s a lot of rubbish in my handbag” yet I swapped my
favourite essence, a few drops left in the bottle, for a green
pen from Italy.
I swapped some stamps for lavender essence.
Swapped a little package (for collage) for one with stamps-
look forward to following its journey.
Make an exchange and join the discussion
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Announcing the annual SFCB Holiday Fair!
Saturday December 10th 12-5pm FREE
The San Francisco Center for the Book is proud to
announce the upcoming arrival of our annual Holiday Fair!
Join us at the Center on Saturday, December 10 from 12-
5pm for drinks, snacks, mingling and to support the work
of local Bay Area artisans. Enjoy a hearty holiday selection
of hand-crafted stationery, letter-pressed goods, books,
journals, prints and more!
The event will feature live music, delicious food, and
the opportunity to browse our incredible selection of
handmade goods. There’s no better place to find hand-made
gifts for your family, friends and yourself!
SFCB, 300 De Haro Street, San Francisco CA 94103
COURSES, LECTURES, CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
A One-Day Bookbinding Course With Guy Begbie
Bath Artists’ Studios, Bath, UK
11 Dec 10.30am - 4.30pm £35
This is an opportunity to make and take away two bespoke
hand made books. Using Japanese side sewing techniques
you will be taught how to produce soft and hardback cover
books in a landscape format using paper based materials
and book cloth.
This bookbinding method can be used to bind sets of single
pages together using traditional Japanese sewing patterns.
The workshop is designed for participants either with
or without previous experience of bookbinding and all
materials will be provided.
Multi-Functional Pocket Sized
Hard Back Concertina Books
A One-Day Bookbinding Course With Guy Begbie
Bath Artists’ Studios, Bath, UK
Saturday 17 Dec 10.30am - 4.30pm £35
Back by popular demand just in time for Christmas.
Here is your opportunity to make and take away your
own uniquely designed handmade book. Learn the art
of bookmaking, crafting a multi-functional pocket sized
hard back concertina book containing a variety of page
sequencing, viewing configurations and pull out options
for display. Discover different methods of folding, sewing
and pasting and learn how to use various types of paper
stock, paper engineering and page cutting techniques.
The workshop is designed for participants either with
or without previous experience of bookbinding and all
materials will be provided.
Bath Artists’ Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable
Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AJ
Tutor Guy Begbie. Guy is an internationally established
book artist and traditionally trained bookbinder. He is the
Book Arts Coordinator and lecturer at Hereford College of
Arts and has taught book arts in UK universities since 1995.
To Book a place on the workshop please contact Guy
Tel: 07989393015. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SFCB SPRING 2012 WORKSHOPS NOW ONLINE!
The San Francisco Center for the Book’ Spring 2012
workshops are now listed online. Time to pull out your 2012
calendars and fill your nights and weekends with book arts
goodness! SFCB classics and new techniques/instructors
are all heartily represented. SFCB, 300 De Haro Street, San
Francisco CA 94103. www.sfcb.org
Creative bookstructures by Hedi Kyle
A workshop with Suzanne Schmollgruber from Ascona
Hedi Kyle’s extraordinary book constructions, found
between historical and modern designs, will be reconsidered
and further interpreted in this workshop. Artful folding,
cutting and sewing techniques will present numerous
variations of concertina to codex bindings. The aim
of the workshop is to create a collection of samples
which can be extremely inspiring for our daily creativity.
The teacher is Suzanne Schmollgruber, head of the
Bookbinding and Design Department at Centro del bel
libro, Ascona. Organised in cooperation with Leksands
folkhögskola and Langwe Books.
Time: 9 - 12 July 2012. Place: Leksands folkhögskola
Students: Max 12. Participation fee: 1060 EUR
The fee includes: Course, full board and lodging for 5 nights
and materials. Enrolments to: email@example.com
Closing date: June 1, 2012. Information about boarding and
Information about workshop:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Loose & Simple Bindings II
Summer workshop in Stockholm 2012
With Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo from Professione
Libro, Milan, Italy, July 28 - August 3, 2012 at Jouper
Design, Stockholm, Sweden
The aim of this seven-day workshop is to learn different
types of non adhesive constructions very useful in all kinds
of communication, in book arts as well as in conservation
bindings. New ways of thinking, tricks and techniques will
inspire you to continue develop your own personal style.
We welcome participants from all related professional fields,
such as graphic designers, artists, bookbinders, calligraphers,
architects and more. All levels.
Registration and more info through the BK network,
www.bokbindarkompetens.se at Jouper Design:
BK@jouper.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 73 73 555 44
Wire Edge Bindings
A week-long workshop in Stockholm 2012
With Daniel E Kelm from the Garage Annex School
in Easthampton, Massachussetts, USA. October 29 -
November 2, 2012 at Jouper Design, Stockholm, Sweden
Whether you wish to produce an elegant codex of sewn
signatures - even one comprised of problematic paper
(pulpy and soft or thick and stiff) - or are interested in
creating a non-traditional book that is sculptural, wire edge
binding can help you achieve your goals. Wire edge styles
use metal wire along the binding edge. The result in all cases
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is a binding that opens exceptionally smoothly and flexibly.
All levels of experience are welcome.
Registration and more info through the BK network,
www.bokbindarkompetens.se at Jouper Design:
BK@jouper.com or email@example.com, +46 73 73 555 44
The 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer
School, 6-17 February 2012. Courses include:
6-10 February 2012
Artists’ books, zines and other collaborative ventures
Professor Sasha Grishin, ANU
13-17 February 2012
Botanical riches: the art of the book
13-17 February 2012
Ephemera: a collector’s key to the history of books
Professor Wallace Kirsop, Monash University
13-17 February 2012
The poetics of printing on the iron hand-press
Caren Florence, ANU
All courses will be held at State Library of Victoria except
the iron hand-press course which will be held at the Ancora
Press at Monash University, Caulfield Campus.
Rare Books Summer School, State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Fax: 61 3 9639 2978
Applications close on Friday 9 December 2011
Art Book Binding Workshop In Oaxaca, Mexico:
Capture Your Travel Adventures
Make a Handmade Box within a Book: August 1-7, 2012
Using handmade local papers, and found objects and
materials, you will learn to make a travel book with a
self-contained box to hold your collected artefacts. Each
participant will design a book, prepare the papers and
artefacts, stitch the binding, and make the box enclosure.
The enclosed box can hold art supplies, treasures, or
spiritual talismans. This is a unique art book design created
by our instructor Lisa Gilbert.
During this workshop, you will:
- Visit the Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca in San Agustin Etla
where local papermakers use the traditional methods and
incorporate regional natural fibers into the paper
- Purchase materials for the book at the local artisan’s village
- Browse other markets, museums, art galleries and artist
studios to incorporate the textures, colors, and artifacts that
exemplify Oaxaca into your book
- Explore the anatomy of a book and how to construct one
- Understand the fundamentals of the craft
- Construct a sturdy box integrated within the book
- Make the finishing closures (e.g., paper beads, braided
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- Insert envelopes to hold extra treasures
- Apply foldout pages to extend your writing surfaces
- Collect ephemera to be used for decoration (photos,
collage elements, yarns, threads, buttons, beads, etc.)
- Use the pamphlet stitch to bind the signatures
- Participate in a book exchange, best of week show, and
Lisa Gilbert has been an enthusiastic book artist since
childhood. She has been illustrating professionally, and
teaching art and/or health for the past 20 years. Known
for her use of colour, finely tuned creativity, and excellent
technical bookbinding, Lisa has been invited to show her
work in three North Carolina exhibitions. She has studied
bookbinding, papermaking, and box making at programs
across the U.S., and most recently completed a Penland
School of Crafts program. She has taught bookmaking
classes throughout North Carolina, and has a reputation as
a patient, encouraging, imaginative, and effective teacher.
Lisa considers herself to be a “cultural navigator” – a welldeserved
designation since she has travelled to more than
25 countries. She purchases, collects, and uses exotic papers
on her travels, most recently from Panama, Scandinavia,
and India. Lisa has visited papermaking facilities and
bookbinderies across India and has fashioned books from
wood, papyrus, metal, mica, fabric, plastic, vinyl as well as
from traditional materials such as handmade and machinemade
She attended Colorado Institute of Art, holds degrees in
art and business, and the PhD in health education from
University of Maryland. Her background is versatile and
Cost: The basic cost for the trip is $1,295. USD.
This includes six nights lodging double occupancy with
shared bath, six breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners,
transportation to the villages, all instruction and most
materials. Travel workshops of this type and length cost
more than twice as much! The program costs do NOT
include airfare, taxes, gratuities, travel insurance, liquor/
alcoholic beverages, some meals as specified in the itinerary,
entry fees, and some transportation.
To see photos of amazing Oaxaca, the project, your dayby-day
itinerary, additional travel information, or to ask
questions, go to: http://oaxacaculture.com/2011/08/artbook-binding-workshop-capture-travel-journeys/
BINDING re:DEFINED courses for 2012
American book artist Emily Martin will give two
workshops in Wiltshire, UK in May 2012.
This is her first time to teach in the UK and a not to be
missed opportunity to work with such a respected and
widely known maker of books. To view the details of these
and the entire programme for innovative binding structures
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
This cross-disciplinary conference will explore cultural
convergences in literature, art and architecture, history
and philosophy from the time of Firdausi in the early
11th century to the present day, within the various Persian
empires, Ottoman Turkey, Mughal India and Europe.
The two-day conference coincides with a major exhibition
at the State Library of Victoria, Love and Devotion:
From Persia and Beyond (see at right). The conference is
presented by the State Library of Victoria in partnership
with the Australian National University and with support
from The Asian Arts Society of Australia.
Distinguished international guests and Australian specialists
will explore themes including Persian ideals of love and
devotion as expressed through the arts, intersections with
the west, and the contemporary legacy.
The conference keynote speakers are:
· Professor Charles Melville, University of Cambridge
· Dr Stefano Carboni, Art Gallery of Western Australia
· Dr Zahra Taheri, Australian National University
· Dr Eleanor Sims, independent scholar, London
· Dr Mammad Aidani, University of Melbourne
Register your interest: To request a registration brochure
(available October 2011), please contact the State Library
of Victoria: phone +61 (0)3 8664 7548, or email
About the exhibition: Love and Devotion: From Persia and
Beyond. This landmark exhibition at the State Library of
Victoria (9 March - 1 July 2012) will feature more than
60 rare 13th- to 18th-century Persian, Mughal Indian and
Ottoman Turkish illustrated manuscripts from the Bodleian
Libraries of the University of Oxford, as well as editions
of European literature, travel books and maps from the
collections of the State Library of Victoria.
It is co-curated by Susan Scollay, an art historian who
specialises in the art and culture of the Islamic world, and
Clare Williamson, the Library’s Exhibitions Curator and
co-author of The World of the Book.
A lavishly illustrated publication, with contributions
by scholars from around the world, will be available for
purchase, and the exhibition will be complemented by
a diverse programme of events and activities. For more
information, visit http://www.love-and-devotion.com
LONDON - INTRODUCTION TO BASIC BOOK-
BINDING for Beginners) - ‘MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK’
Dates throughout 2012
1/ 2/3 day workshops
10.30am – 4.30pm in Crouch Hill, London N19
All Materials are included.
Various skills demonstrated and taught so that you make
and take home your completed book. £70 per one day
workshop. Minimum age 18. Please note these workshops
are not for restoring books. For further information please
contact Debra Thompson via contact page at:
Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
A seasonal reminder from Denmark for readers of the
Do you like to spend time enjoying beautiful countryside?
Having time to talk and socialize with like-minded book
artists? Show and sell work and take part in a thoughtprovoking
symposium? Listen to good live music while
enjoying food and wine?
Then here’s an event for you. . .
This will be the fourth time that the restored merchant’s
warehouse by the waters of the Limfjord plays host to a
unique mix of book arts social and creative activity. The
2012 Doverodde Book Arts Festival & Symposium extends
what has been so special about previous events at this scenic
Northern Jutland location.
Events will begin at the waterside Limfjordcentret as before,
on May 17th with a one-day workshop: ‘Nature & Book Art’.
This popular feature of the Festival involves in-house
Nature Guide Søren Kiel leading a guided tour through the
local landscape of woods, hills and along the water’s edge.
This is then followed by a bookmaking/binding workshop
by designer and book artist Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck that
draws material – and inspiration – from the experience.
From May 18th – May 20th the book fair itself will then take
place. A grand opening on the first day will include music
arranged by an old friend of Doverodde, musician Regine
Brunke, playing with her friends from Kassel, Germany as in
To view the full programme go to the websites:
Additional Doverodde information:
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Top left: Stand area. Top right: Themed exhibition gallery (2011). Bottom left: Ingolf Lienau (violin) & Regine Brunke (cello) playing in the
Book Arts ‘Reading Corner’. Bottom right: Exhibitor 2011, Ahlrich van Ohlen, Germany.
International Call for Entries to our themed exhibition:
On the margins (May 17th- August 5th, 2012).
Deadline: April 10th 2012 with entry fee: 300 DKK (includes
a copy of the printed catalogue). Three works selected from
the exhibition will receive Doverodde Book Arts Center of
Booking a stand in the book fair (May 18th-May 20th).
Capacity: 24 tables (85 x 120 cm) maximum 300 DKK per
artist (includes some meals and refreshments – again check
out our website for details). Deadline: March 1st 2012.
Exhibitors may also offer ideas for simple and inexpensive
workshop activities (1 hour duration) by liaising with
A new initiative is the hosting of the Symposium: Artists’
Books Anonymous: On the margins, 2012 taking place
Saturday evening, May 19th. Papers are invited on any topic
relating to artists’ books / book art. See our Call For Papers
for details, deadline: March 1st, 2012.
Bookings for lovely accommodation in nearby holiday
cottages – a few minutes walk from the Limfjordscenter and
at 250 DKK per night, per person – is possible before March
1st. Again see info on our site under Practical Information.
Call For Artists
There’s also a new challenge for our fourth year:
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Festival organisers invite an artist or artists-group to create
an installation on the 3rd floor of our unique exhibition
space: the Tower (a memorable landmark silo, from 1966).
See website: Call For Artists. Proposal deadline: February
1st, 2012 at 12:00 mid-day.
Writer in residence
We are also delighted to announce writer and artist Nancy
Campbell (see www.nancycampbell.co.uk) will spend time
with us before the Festival weekend developing new work to
be exhibited during the event.
Join us at the Limfjordscenter and be a part of making the
Festival & Symposium 2012 even more special than previous
years – don’t miss the opportunity to come to the edge of
Denmark to enjoy beautiful book arts and meet fantastic
artists and people in wonderful surroundings.
(If you are interested to see more images from the previous
Festival in 2011 go to
All information can be found on:
Any relevant questions please contact the Festival Organiser
2012: Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck – firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST CALL FOR
bookartbookshop’s Bookart Competition December 2011
all artists, writers, anglers, gardeners, cooks, scientists,
enthusiasts of all persuasions
The Tenth Anniversary
20.02.2002 - 21.02.2012
We invite the creation of books on the theme
What is to be done?
£1000 in prizes
Download the entry form: http://www.bookartbookshop.
Deadline: 15 December 2011
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is actively seeking new
Artist’s Books for consignment in its retail store.
MCBA has several large events planned for the months
ahead including November’s Book Arts Fest, and our
December Winter Book Publication Party. These occasions
draw collecting audiences and provide ample opportunities
to showcase new work. At this time, we are particularly
interested in artists’ books but we will also accept
submissions of prints, broadsides and handmade blank
journals. Submissions are accepted and juried on an ongoing
To be considered, please email a description of your work,
a brief bio, and digital images to MCBA’s Consignment
Manager Beth Carls at email@example.com
Venice Summer Residencies 2012 at the Scuola
Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia
Artists’ Books, Printmaking, Painting/Drawing, Writing
The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia was
founded in 1969. In the large facilities in Cannaregio, one
of the most lively neighbourhoods in Venice, the Scuola
organises programmes for graduate and undergraduate
Italian and international students and offers studio space
for independent artists-in-residence.
To apply please email Deirdre Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
or download the application form at: www.scuolagrafica.it
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Cannaregio 1798, 30121 Venezia, Italy
Tel: 041·721· 950 / 041·524·2374
www.scuolagrafica.it / email@example.com
Call for Artists
Exhibition details regarding Artists Book Cornucopia
III, Abecedarian Gallery’s annual juried artists’ book
exhibition are now available. The exhibition will be held
April 20 - June 2, 2012 with an entry deadline of January
Tony White will be jurying this years’ entries. Tony White
is the Head of the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University
Bloomington. He is an independent curator and book
artist who has been involved in the field for 20 years. He
is a founding board member of the College Book Art
Association and founder of the Contemporary Artist’s
Books Conference that has been held annually in New York
City since 2008. He has served on the editorial board of
the Journal of Artist’s Books and currently is Field Editor
for Artist’s Books and Books for Artists for the College Art
Association’s online reviews journal. His research interests
include contemporary artist’s books, print culture, the
intersection of craft and contemporary art, and professional
issues in art librarianship.
The full prospectus is available via PDF download from
Abecedarian Gallery’s website
or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request
Glasgow International Artists’ Bookfair 2012
We are pleased to announce Glasgow International Artists’
Bookfair 2012. Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2012
GIAB 2012 will be open to the public between 11am - 6pm
GIAB is a showcase of artists’ books produced by local, UKbased
and international artists. Books as artworks, old-style
letterpress books, audio books, sculptural books can be seen
This exciting event will be held in the Exhibition Hall of
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which is ideally situated in
a prime location on the corner of Sauchiehall Street &
Buchanan Street in the heart of the city. As ever, entrance is
FREE! There will also be the possibility of participating in a
range of bookbinding workshops.
We have updated the website so please take a look -
* If you are interested in booking a table, you can do this
online now - have a look at the menu item how to book
a table to the left of the website. The booking deadline is
Tuesday 31st January 2012
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* If you are interested in becoming involved with the GIAB
& the event, why not contact us, we are always looking for
volunteers to help us out on the two days.
* If you would like to run a workshop, please email us with
details of the workshop
* You can browse through our participants from GIAB 2008
& 2010 on our website
We will continue to update the website, e.g. with details
of workshops available, so please keep checking for more
The next IAPMA Congress 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
FDH joins IAPMA at the Morgan Conservatory
The International Association of Hand Papermakers and
Paper Artists (IAPMA) celebrated 25 years in 2011, with a
series of exhibitions and events worldwide. “In Between”
International Paper Art Exhibiton 25yrs IAPMA is on show
8th Dec 2011 - 25th Feb 2012, at Hanegev museum
News and information is online at http://www.iapma.info
IAPMA has a vibrant and varied membership encompassing
papermaking and paperarts including book arts.
The IAPMA Congresses are informative and inclusive, and
last year was held in Wonju, South Korea. Link to group
Members of IAPMA and Friends of Dard Hunter will join
together for a 5-day international conference hosted by The
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, October 17-21 2012. For more
information contact Gail Stiffe: email@example.com
Online exhibition matchbox zines and bound and bagged
These projects began with a set of materials that could be
incorporated into a book in a bag, or a zine in a matchbox.
We were overwhelmed with and inspired by the standard of
the works we received. Ten of these are featured in the next
issue of the Australian Book Arts Journal, December 11. If
you wish to purchase just that copy, please contact linda@
australianbookartsjournal.com for a copy at $20.00 AUD
(Australia) which includes postage and handling. Overseas
rates on request.
From books bound in kangaroo leather with imaginary
drawn maps to lithographs with minimal etchings, this
exhibition has brought together 33 artists from Australia,
New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the UK. The standard
of work is excellent and we would like to thank all artists
who submitted their work.
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From Gracia & Louise. A link to the film of Gracia Haby’s
most recent artists’ book, Those First Aerial Travellers.
“The sixth tiny film in an ongoing series, this time we are
taking you to the moon in our hot air balloon. This artists’
book, The First Aerial Travellers, was made especially for
Hand Held Gallery’s In Suspense exhibition, November
2011. This film is our record of said book. This film is for
you to turn the pages, as it were, as Rudy Vallee (Home)
sings in your ear soft lullaby. Shh... we are in a library.”
Also from Gracia & Louise, a link to the artists “talking
about collage, collaborations, honeybee scissors and
Diana monkeys with Camila Galaz on her show Let’s Art
(episode #9) on Radio Valerie.” http://www.mixcloud.
Craig Atkinson of Café Royal Books has started a new blog
/ site. “It’s for me really but feel free to look! The ability to,
and process of recording a split second as a photograph
fascinates me. The new site is me kind of doing that and
noting how, perhaps, and the camera I use. I ‘try’ a lot of
cameras and tend to go back to the same one / two most of
the time.” www.grd4.com
Book Works is pleased to announce a newly designed
website and digital archive that, for the first time, includes
material ranging from finished works to ephemera,
correspondence, photographs and manuscripts providing
an insight into the working processes of both the publishing
and studio sections of the organisation.
The website now presents a timeline, from the present year
to our origins in 1984, of Book Works publications, projects,
and events; examples of work from the Book Works Studio;
and a digital archive of documents, images and ephemera.
Banner Repeater is an artist led reading room and project
space, situated on Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway
station, London E8 1LA. Its reading room dedicated to
artists’ printed material provides an important bibliographic
resource, somewhere that all visitors to BR can browse,
alongside an ambitious exhibition programme of new art
work installed in a highly visible and accessible project
space. The reading room and project space is open 6 days a
FOLD - Clare Bryan, Sue Doggett, James Keith, Penny
Stanford would like to invite you to view their current
and new work on their new website:
New North Press has a newly designed website, including
letterpress videos at: www.new-north-press.co.uk
NEW: T.P. 2011 - Out of binding by Carmencho Arregui
Tomorrow’s Past Paris 2011 is on line. Visit here to see this
year’s bindings: http://www.outofbinding.com/2011.htm
If you want to know about Tomorrow’s past binders and see
the description of their bindings and books visit:
Pauline Lamont-Fisher has a newly updated website.
“I have been making artist’s books for nearly 10 years.
My practice is principally based on walking but some of
my books have not involved walking at all, although the
idea for the book may have been formed on a walk.”
Word on Promotion or The Work of Art in the Age of
Digital Dematerialisation by Herman Schmitz
Published in dematerialised universe that is the Internet,
but keeping the classic format of the book, this book brings
together a site some philosophy, something of literature,
science, criticism, and my mental trips, coupled with a
graphic treatment specific to each page. This is a selfevident
example of the process of dematerialisation of the
artwork and present a way of promoting my independent
book to publishers and major media.
Rare Autumn has made some changes to her website.
With an extensive overhaul of the link lists, a resource for
book related stuff, such as libraries/institutions/collections,
people that make books, collectives/networks/small
bookstores & presses, etc. http://rareautumn.blogspot.com
NEW ARTISTS’ PUBLICATIONS
New e-publications by Nicolas Frespech
Mots clés: portrait / emploi / qualités / décrire / candidature
ENGLISH VERSION (65ko)
“The books are definitely not works of art in the same sense
as paintings [...] They’re tied to a bookshelf. “Ed Ruscha
A Poem to Philip Glass
Barrie Tullett, The Caseroom Press
The book is a typographic response to the music of Philip
Glass. The original patterns were created on a Brother
Electric Typewriter, then photocopied and overlaid to
form patterns responding to a particular piece of music.
These were then taken edit and selected to form a sequential
narrative across the pages of the book. It is the first
exploration into a larger project.
If you like the music of Philip Glass, phase patterns,
typewriters and concrete poetry – this is the book for you.
The full sequence of images can be viewed at:
Further works will explore the format of the book as well
as other printmaking resources. Edition of 50, 2011, The
Caseroom Press, 200 x 143mm. £15
By Michael Hampton
Published by Banner Repeater 2011
Pamphlet ISSN 2045-8266
THEARTISTSBOOKANEWHISTORY has been configured
as a manifest, made up of two interrelated elements: a
revisionist historical survey, and a specially selected big list.
Together they constitute a new theoretical model for the
book per se, which for the first time treats the artists’ book,
not as a separate Cinderella species, but a form responsible
for the re-invigoration of the entire genus.
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Expanding the frame of reference for the artists’ book and
re-conceiving its content and structure is a move designed
to resolve once and for all the identity crisis which has
continuously beset it.
No longer a mere supplement to the conventional book,
it is time to challenge the exclusivity which has defined
a book as “artists’”, and further enhance the processes of
demystification and democratisation which contemporary
art must embrace if it is to survive as a critical tool, rather
than part of a banker’s investment portfolio.
The historical revisionism embodied in
THEARTISTSBOOKANEWHISTORY demonstrates the
shortcomings of the brackets hitherto used to classify and
delimit the artists’ book, opening the way for it as part
of a diverse bibliographic flora and fauna, to reflect the
catastrophic socio-economic conditions of the 21st century.
500 copies available, free from Banner Repeater gallery, or
by means of a 1st class SAE (A5 envelope) sent to: Michael
Hampton at 63A Grayshott Rd., London SW11 5TS.
Colin Sackett is publishing the first titles under his new
imprint Uniformbooks including Wordage.
The separate sections of the
book were written during
the twenty years up until 2011;
the allotted prose parts
are now butted together to
make a consecutive set.
The process of writing was
variously prescriptive and
artificial: transcription from
manuscript or speech, via
word processing and
assembly, to the final format
of a single leaflet or booklet.
Subsequently, most have been
published again, reformatted as ‘online texts’, where in each
case what was a paged sequence has become a scrollable
depth - a vertical and bottomless page.
ISBN 978 0 9568559 3 0, 64pp, 234 x 142, paperback,
December 2011, £9.00. Available from
Where Spheres Intersect
Earlier in 2011 Stuart Mugridge was one of three artists
commissioned by Chrysalis Arts to take part in a project
called Geo Art Cache. The idea behind the project was
simply to put art into geocaching.
Stuart developed a cache series called Where Spheres
Intersect. After much research into place narrative and
local topography nine geocaches were sited in the Upper
Wharfedale area of Yorkshire.
Would-be participants will need to register with www.
geocaching.com (it’s simple and pain-free!) before they
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take part. The series has eight traditionally listed geocaches
with the ninth only being revealed once you have visited the
others. If you succeed a prize awaits…
The prize is a limited edition artist’s book by Stuart with
one page dedicated to each of the nine sites. The pages are
screen-printed and through text & image explore some of
the hidden stories of the cache site.
The nine geocaches can be visited in a day by fit walkers but
are more realistic over two days… Or more, apart from a bit
of rain what’s stopping you?
The series will remain live until at least Spring 2012.
Screen-printed on 360gsm Lambeth cartridge with 2000
micron millboard covers. 34 in edition.
Published November 2011
A collaborative artist’s book made by Bridgette Guerzon
Mills, (Chicago, USA) and Hanne Matthiesen (Malling,
Produced for the 6th International Artists’ Books Triennial,
Vilnius 2012. “At work, you think of the children you’ve
left at home. At home, you think of the work you’ve left
unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself,
your heart is rent.” (Gold Meir)
Reflections on the dilemma of being a mother (the loving
mother sustaining and taking care of your children) and the
need also to be “yourself” (professional/artist/whatever).
Concertina format. 19 x 11 cm. Mixed medi, paper, fabric,
Text and images can be viewed at: http://bgmartjournal.
New special edition booklet by Rick Myers
AFTERIMAGES (2010 / 2011)
In March 2010
I sent a book of
to the poet
having read the
as being “AFTER/
enquired as to my
meaning of the
He continued in his
response to what
might easily be read
marks on paper,
yet his reaction seemed to suggest the absolute essence
of what I had been trying to capture with the drawings.
Without knowing the title, Blazek went so far as to mention
afterimages, specifically, within his text.
This special edition version is published a year following the
original book production. It documents the original book,
the drawings, and Blazek’s corresponding text. These first
ten copies are numbered, co-signed, and have an original
A numbered and co-signed, photocopy booklet, with
original drawing (Carbon black on BFK Rives paper).
12 pages, dimensions 20 x 13.5 cm, edition 10.Numbers
1/2/3/4 are priced at $90, 5/6/7 are $120 and 8/9/10 are
$150. To reserve a copy email:
New website: http://www.rickmyers.co.uk
New from LENDROIT Éditions
Jet Lag #6, #7, #8
Boris Olivier, Guillaume Verdon, Nickolas Mohanna
Jet Lag, a collection of zines dedicated to drawing,
photomontage and other graphic experiments.
#6 by Boris Olivier
#7 by Guillaume Verdon (shown above)
#8 by Nickolas Mohanna
Format A5 / 24 pages / 50 edition / 5 Euros each.
Coloured paper 80gsm.
LENDROIT Éditions / In Print We Trust
23 rue Quineleu - 35000 Rennes - France
+33 (0)2 23 30 42 27
AN OLYMPUS IN THE DREAM
By Rob Fairley
This book has taken fifteen years to put together and is a
deeply multi layered work working through text, images and
music. It exists in an edition of fourteen and while the text
in each remains the same (telling a strange autobiographical
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story) the illustrations (over 100) are all hand finished and
provide a varied counterpoint … each copy therefore is a
form of variation on an original theme.
Two are 320 x 230mm bound in calf and slip cased…
one with the original ending and one with an amended
ending. 10 are 300 x 210mm bound in cloth and slip cased
… all with the amended ending. Two are bound by Jana
Liptak from New York (one in soft leather and one in beaten
copper) … both with the amended ending.
Books are printed on a variety of papers using a multi pass
inkjet technique; they include original gilding, cut outs,
drawings, stencils, rubber stamps and paintings.
POA. A selection of the books along with many of the
original works behind the publication will be exhibited at
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the Open Eye Gallery between the 28th January and 14th
February 2012. 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3
6QE, UK. Tel: 0131 557 1020. www.openeyegallery.co.uk
Compound (second edition), work present, work not
present, work borrowed work, and work undone.
Compound is a rogue spoke from a lost work. Compound
is a bound composite of documentary images, instructions
for an application of sculpture and a one act play for three
sailors discussing the ontological implications of a future
parliament of noises, rock videos and marine geography.
Edition of 20 plus 5 artist’s proofs, 16 pp, 2011. BW
prepared laser print on 135gsm cartridge, plus coloured
laser copy paper, plus four dye inkjet plates mounted with
animal skin glue, perfect bound with red thread.
FRANTICHAM’S IMPOSSIBLE POLAROID MADNESS
A renaissance of the Polaroid.
A new trend set by the Austrian company “The Impossible
Project”. This company saved the last Polaroid plant in
Enschede, The Netherlands, and are again producing the
legendary film but with experimental chemicals.
POLAROID BOOKS - L O N D O N
Photographs taken by Franticham in London in September
2011 with various SX-70 type Polaroid cameras from the
seventies, and using PX 70, 100, 600 and 680 from the
50 pages, 15 x 21 cm. Inkjet on superfine 118 gr. Mohawk.
Hand bound limited signed edition of 169 copies.
Screen printed cover. Each copy has an original polaroid on
the cover. 50 Euros / 70 US $ / 43 UK Pds.
You can order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or with Paypal online at http://www.redfoxpress.com/
d PlsUR of d Txt
“There are many different types of intelligence and this
book aims to confuse anyone who holds on to our dusty,
outdated academic assumptions. This book is an attempt
at an Esperanto equivalent for our differing intelligences.”
Text messaging has often been treated by our media and our
culture like the droogs from Clockwork Orange are treated
by the authorities: deviant vandalism, or ignorant
youthful impulse. Some of the establishment views the
mutated, condensed forms of this social media as ‘wrecking
our language’ 1 . But support for this social phenomenon
is developing, with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy recently
proclaiming that poems were the original text messages,
all of which help us distill our thoughts and feelings 2 . Of
course this ‘distilling of thought’ and the accuracy that can
entail has caused our view of academic writing and the
philosophical work to become skewed. D PlsUR of d Txt
aims to subvert and confuse these cultural assumptions
through a work of collaborative translation. In this book
artist Nik DavEz (Nick Davies) has undertaken a task in the
lofty heights of academic translation, translating a book by
Roland Barthes called The Pleasure of the Text into the
demonised tongue of texters. But instead of concentrating
on the nuances of the original authors intentions, the
translation has been an anonymous online collaboration
with other texters aiming to create a text more socially
relevant to our contemporary lives. The original text has
been translated through the use of transl8it.com, an online
text speak database that web users can both add to and
learn from. From here the rest of the more complex esoteric
language was translated by hand before being inserted back
into transl8it.com for any others users of the open forum to
use (if they ever needed such ‘academic’ vocabulary!).
The result of this work is a book that confuses as much as
it enlightens. It celebrates the ingenuity in both forms of
language use, whilst bewildering anyone attempting to read
it through a mix of Barthes’ esoteric words and the texters’
innovative condensing of characters.
To further contaminate the literary culture that the book
aims to confuse, Nick Davies plans to donate the book
into every library he has ever visited, hoping to clog the
arteries of both fction flled regional libraries and dust flled
The book is available in an edition of 160 copies (the
character limit of an SMS and Twitter) and as an eBook,
both available from the artist’s website (www.thetuber.
co.uk) and has been exhibited across the UK and in
Hungary with upcoming shows in Tokyo and as a part of
the shortlist for The Title Art Prize at BlankSpace in
Manchester. The editioned book costs £9.50 (+ £1.50 p&p),
whilst the eBook is £1.50, with all proceeds from the
eBook going to the National Literacy Trust.
To contact the artist please visit www.thetuber.co.uk
or email: email@example.com
1. John Humphreys in The Daily Mail in 2009
2. Carol Ann Duffy in The Telegraph on 6th September 2011
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Dale Schreiner - Thereafter
Published by Vela Noche
Thereafter embodies the process of coming to terms with
the fundamentally unanswerable questions: “Why did my
father’s wife shoot him to death and what prevents her from
recalling the event?” With the authorities’ inability to stitch
together a clear explanation of the driving forces that led
to the shooting, no one will ever really know what happened
While a 75-month manslaughter conviction may address
society’s need for justice to be served, it’s unlikely to put the
questions to rest for those immediately affected.
This book is the result of wandering alone, clearheaded
without thinking, making space for feelings to become
tangible. Photographing urban, yet wild and protected
parkland provides cover for wrestling with issues not
ready to be overcome. Its emotional terrain is respectfully
conveyed in the quiet, subtlety toned prints brought to life
on Moab Entrada archival paper by printer Lauren Henkin,
letterpress printed and bound in Musashi cloth and St.
Armand Old Master handmade paper endsheets by Sandy
Tilcock of lone goose press, with a short accompanying text
by the artist.
22 images, Moab Entrada rag, case bound, edition of 20,
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Louisa Boyd - Mini feature
My work is inspired by the natural world, and the human
connection with it and I am fascinated by the innate human
response to nature. Despite the fact that many of us live
detached from the natural environment in cities with lives
governed by technology, we are still able to understand
the powerful symbolism that nature depicts. We can relate
to these themes with ease, understanding that a bird
in flight can display freedom, a flock can demonstrate
companionship and a forest pathway can show a personal
journey. The symbols need little explanation, they are meant
to be accessible to all; to illustrate the intrinsic human
connection to nature.
My interest in this area has developed over a series of
personal experiences and events that have led me to feel
at a distance from nature, periods of my life where I have
lived in cities and found it difficult to experience quiet and
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serenity, and events such as the foot and mouth epidemic
in the UK that led to large areas of the countryside being
temporarily unaccessible. It is during these periods of time
that I recognise how important the natural environment
is to me and long to immerse myself in it and portray it
through my work, consequently the themes of restriction
and freedom consistently reoccur in my pieces.
Flock- 2009. Handbound artist’s book, formed by tearing, and
worked onto with watercolour and enamel paint.
Height - 12 cm, Diameter - 30 cm
Landscape within a book - 2001. Handbound artist’s book,
folded with a landscape image painted onto it in watercolour.
Height - 6 cm, Radius - 8 cm
Working with books sculpturally allows me to represent
these concepts. Pages can be used restrictively and may only
give glimpses of information contained within them due to
cut work, the way that they are bound and exhibited. Many
of my books are not meant to be opened with pages turned,
they are meant to be viewed only as a three dimensional
form. Some books depict birds flying from them, released
from their binding, others use the edges of the pages to
show a broken image of a landscape.
Paper manipulation 1 - 2002. Exploratory work with paper
25 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm
In other senses using the book itself represents another
move away from our cultural heritage, as they become
replaced by technology. I am not standing against the
advances we have made, only wanting to recognise the
importance of what has gone before. In such senses, the
process of bookbinding has become as important as the
sculptures themselves and the concepts behind them.
Recognising the beauty and skill involved in making books
is just as much part of the work. It is a slow process, and
requires patience, concentration and practice, but it is
calming and rewarding. The hand bound book stands
out in an age where we are used to fast results and
Take Flight - 2009.
Handbound artist’s book, formed
by cutting and tearing, and
worked onto with watercolour.
Height 14 cm, Diameter - 12 cm
Materials and technique
play an important role
in the pieces, and I
dedicate a lot of time to
experimenting with paper,
pushing it as a material
it’s fragile properties,
appreciating what it can
and cannot do.
I enjoy the sometimes
of the material. The
conscious decision to
leave these pieces without
covers exposes them and
their message and further
alludes to the delicacy of
our natural world.
6th International Artist’s Book Triennial
Vilnius 2012, Theme: “Love”
The previous Deadline of 15 November
HAS CHANGED to 9 December 2011.
Regard sur nos productions - Part I
mfc - michèle didier, Paris
Exhibition until Saturday December 24, 2011
After Inside a Triangle by Claude Closky, Ephemera
by Christian Marclay and Annette Messager’s albums, the
exhibition Regard sur nos productions will allow
mfc - michèle didier to provide a retrospective look on a
selection of its productions as a publisher of books and
multiples. In the exhibition, visitors will be able to discover
the editions by Claude Closky, David Cunningham, On
Kawara, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Jonathan Monk,
Klaus Scherübel, Jim Shaw, Josh Smith, Christopher Wool,
and many more.
All these works, and many more, will be exhibited at
mfc - michèle didier gallery in Paris.
66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, F-75003 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 midday - 7pm
Subway: Temple, Réaumur-Sébastopol, Arts et Métiers
We wish all our readers a happy and peaceful 2012
UWE Bristol Exhibitions at Bower Ashton Library
Opening hours summer time: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Please call to check opening hours before travelling
as times vary during vacation periods.
Library main desk telephone: 0117 328 4750
If you have any book arts news, please email items for the
Book Arts Newsletter to: Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
Please supply images as good quality RGB jpegs (300 dpi)
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FEBRUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER
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Private presses and fine printing in Australia and New Zealand :
a bibliographical extract, 2010, compiled by
Jürgen Wegner, Librarian, Brandywine Archive, Sydney
Jürgen Wegner was, until it ceased publication in 2006, the Australian editor of the ABHB,
Annual bibliography of the history of the printed book and libraries and its electronic version,
Book history online, until this too was discontinued. The following bibliography is an extract
from the expanded new series, the Annual bibliography of books and printing in Australia and
New Zealand, which is produced by the Blackdawn Press for friends and supporters of the
Brandywine Archive, Sydney (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 35 entries below are for material published in 2010 plus any earlier material from 2005—the
starting date for this bibliography. Links are provided for items which are only available online.
The note “also available online” with no link is given where both a print and an online version is
avail-able. The numbers in the entries refer to the original reference numbers in the 2010
Alan Loney [electronic resource]. [S.l.] : Wiki-pedia, 2010. 1 electronic document. N: New Zea-land, now
Australian, private printer;
Ampersand Duck [electronic resource]. [Canberra] : Ampersand Duck, 2010. 1 website : ill. N: Web-site of
Caren Florance’s private press, Ampersand Duck; also includes material on her artists’ books; http://
Florance, Caren. Caren Florance, Ampersand Duck, Canberra, Australia [electronic resource]. Camden, N.Y.
: Letterpress Printers of the World, 2005. 1 electronic document. N:
Florance, Caren. ‘Game over’ broadsides [elec-tronic resource]. [Canberra] : Ampersand Duck, 2010. 1
electronic document : ill. N: Description of a series of broadsides by Natalie Azzopardi, “my first ANU EASS
Ampersand Duck Broadside Resi-dency recipient”; produced including wood type; http://ampersandduck.com/
art/2010/05/ 13/game-over-broadsides/; #10/736.
Florance, Caren. Printing poets at Otago [electro-nic resource]. [Canberra] : Ampersand Duck, 2010. 1
electronic document : ill. N: Describes her work as Printer in Residence at the University of Otago’s Otakou
Press; http://ampersandduck.com/art/2010/ 08/17/printing-poets-at-otago/; #10/737.
Florance, Caren. Stop the press : the allure of ink. IN: Artlink, 30 (2010) 2, p. 42-44 : ill. N: On the
resurgence of private and other letterpress printers in Australia; #10/738.
Gardner, Angela. Synthesis and opposition. IN: Australian book arts journal, 1 (2010), p. 10-11 : ill. N:
Three artists’ books in progress plus her training in letterpress printing and work with metal and wood type;
Holmes, John. John Holmes, Frayed Friskett Press, Dunedin, New Zealand [electronic resource]. Camden,
N.Y. : Letterpress Printers of the World, 2005. 1 electronic document. N:
Keith, Hamish. Hobgoblins of little minds. IN: Listener (Wellington, N.Z.), 222 (2010) 3639, p. 47. N:
Kilmog’s Press’ lack of success in finding grants for its craft printing; #10/741.
Kells, Stuart. Harlequin dreams. IN HIS: Rare (Edgecliff, NSW : Folio, 2010), p. 203-217 : ill. N: Richard
Griffin’s Gryphon Press books and book-bindings; #10/742.
Kells, Stuart. The kangaroo is badly marked. IN HIS: Rare (Edgecliff, NSW : Folio, 2010), p. 219-229 : ill.
N: Peter Marsh and his Marsh, Taylor & Walsh, Queensberry Hill Press and Garravembi Press imprints;
Kerr, Donald. Fit the fifth. IN: Knight letter, 2 (2006) 7, p. 38-39 : ill. N: The printing of Carroll’s The
hunting of the Snark at the University of Otago’s Otakou Press; #10/744.
Kerr, Donald. Peter Simpson (ed.). Leo Bense-mann: ‘Engravings on wood’. IN: Journal of New Zealand art
history, 27 (2006), p. 101-103. N: Review of book published: [Auckland] : Holloway Press, 2004; also
available online; #10/745.
Kerr, Donald. Printer in Residence Programme, University of Otago Library. [Dunedin : University of Otago
Library], 2009. 15 leaves : ill., B7-15. N: The Printer in Residence Programme with a des-cription of the
books produced; #10/746.
Lindquist, Stephanie. The Lindsays : artists, wri-ters and publishers. South Bank, [Brisbane] : State
Library of Queensland, 2010. 16 p. : ill. N: An exhibition from its Lindsay Collection of Pat Corri-gan
(formerly Harry Chaplin’s); includes many private press books, especially the Fanfrolico Press; for a review see
Maslen, Keith. The Bibliography Room Press, 1961-2005 [manuscript]. [Dunedin : Keith Maslen], 2005. 20
leaves : B7-20. N: “July 2003; revised August 2005”; unpublished manuscript; #10/748.
Maslen, Keith. From Bibliography Room to Ota-kou Press. Dunedin : Frayed Frisket Press, 2010.  p. :
ill. N: Talk on the renaming of the Press and the launch of the Otakou Press’ book Pine in 2005; limited,
numbered and signed edition; un-pag.; #10/749.
Myrtle Street Gallery, the Grange, Brisbane. IN: Australian book arts journal, 3 (2010), p. -37 : ill.
(Profile). N: Includes a description of instal-lation of letterpress printing equipment so they can start printing
artists’ books; #10/750.
Pryde, Pam. Gregynog Press. IN: University of Melbourne collections, 6 (2010), p. 42-45 : ill. N: Purchase of
an almost complete set of their public-cations, 1922-1940; in the Acquisitions section; also available online;
Pryde, Pam. ‘Unique, never published, Kelmscott text proof on vellum with a marvellous associ-ation’. IN:
University of Melbourne collections, 7 (2010), p. 43-48 : ill. N: Of The Golden legend (1891) from the
c o l l e c t i o n o f M o r r i s ’ f r i e n d , C h a r l e s F a i r f a x M u r r a y ; a l s o a v a i l a b l e o n l i n e ;
Sellon, Andrew. [The Otakou Press edition of Carroll’s ‘The hunting of the Snark’] reviewed by Andrew
Sellon. IN: Knight letter, 2 (2006) 7, p. 39 : ill. N: #10/753.
Sergeant, Andrew. ‘Always start with an em!’ [electronic resource]. IN: Gateways, 104 (2010). 1 electronic
document : ill. N: Report of a course in hand printing offered at the 2010 Australasian Rare Book Summer
School by Carolyn Fraser (Idlewild Press); http://www.nla.gov.au/pub/gateways/issues/ 104/Letterpress.html;
Sherce Kinlyside : Red Rag Press, Townsville, Qld. IN: Australian book arts journal, 2 (2010), p. -5 : ill.
(Profile). N: Printer and publisher of fine printing and artists’ books; with details of her work The reluctant
nun (2007); #10/755.
Simpson, Peter. Leo Bensemann : an art venture. IN: Bulletin of the Christchurch Art Gallery, 163
(2010/2011), p. 34-37 : ill. N: On his work as artist but includes material on the Caxton Press and
reproductions from his Fantastica (1937); incom-plete text with p. 37 reprinting the beginning of the article;
also available online; #10/756.
Skinner, Carolynne. ‘The Wayzgoose affair’ by Jadwiga Jarvis [electronic resource]. IN: Bone-folder, 4
(2008) 2, p. 46-48 : ill. N: Review of Jadwiga Jarvis’ The Wayzgoose affair (Katoomba, [NSW] : Wayzgoose
Skinner, Damian. Hooked on wonder and mystery. IN: New Zealand books, Aug. 2005, p. 6. N: Brief review
of Leo Bensemann’s ‘Engravings on wood’ ([Auckland] : Holloway Press, 2004); also avail-able online;
State Library of Victoria. Private press [elec-tronic resource]. [Melbourne] : State Library of Victoria, 2010. 1
electronic document : ill. N: Slide show; with links to Kelmscott Press and Wayzgoose Press; http://
www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/collection-strengths/history-book/ private-press; #10/759
Stone, Kerrianne. Write of fancy : the Golden Cockerell Press. [Melbourne? : Kerrianne Stone], 2007. 1 v. N:
Thesis (M.A. Art Curatorship)—University of Melbourne, 2007; pagination and other details not known;
Wegner, J.P. Artists’ books, fine printing and pri-vate presses in Australia and New Zealand : a
bibliography, 2005-2008. IN: Book arts newsletter, 56 (2010), p. 27-31 : B. N: Cumulates material which
appeared in Brandywine bookman’s vade mecum, 14 (2008)-16 (2008) and Annual biblio-graphy of books and
printing in Australia and New Zealand, 4 (2008); pt. 1; pt. 2: 57 (2010), p. 26-29; and: pt. 3: 58 (2010), p.
19-22; also available online; #10/761.
Wegner, J.P. “Doing something for collections” : a bookman remembers Jennifer Alison. IN: Bibliographical
Society of Australia and New Zealand broadsheet, 84 (2010), p. 7-9. N: Obituary of the late
Acquisitions Librarian, University of Sydney; includes material on their Detective Fiction Collec-tion and
private press collection; #10/762.
Wegner, J.P. Gilde Gutenberg. IN: Shadow-land, 26 (2010), p. [7-16]. N: Association of Swiss private
presses and printing museums; also pro-duced in electronic form in Brandywine bookman’s repository for
Australia & New Zealand, 26 (2010); #10/763
Wegner, J.P. Otakou Press’ Printer in Residence Programme. IN: Brandywine bookman’s vade mecum, 25
(2010), p. [19-20]. N: Also produced in electronic form in Brandywine bookman’s reposi-tory for Australia &
New Zealand, 25 (2010); #10/764.
Wegner, J.P. The Phrontisterion’s common press. IN: Brandywine bookman’s vade mecum, 25 (2010), p.
[8-9]. (The press spotter’s guide ; 5). N: Also produced in electronic form in Brandywine bookman’s repository
for Australia & New Zea-land, 25 (2010); #10/765.
Whitelock, Paula Jane. “Coming full circle” : reviving private press printing at the University of Otago.
[Wellington : Paula Jane Whitelock], 2009. 147 leaves : ill., B123-128. N: Thesis (M. Lib. And Information
Studies)—School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington; on University of Otakou
Library’s Printer In Resi-dence Programme and the publications of the Ota-kou Press, 2003- ; also available
‘The works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted’, 1896. IN: Paul Brunton’s One hundred (Sydney :
State Library of New South Wales, 2010), p. 49 : ill. N: The Kelmscott Chaucer; #10/767