Ffotogallery are pleased to announce we’ll be holding a stall at Saturday’s Plymouth Artists’s Book Fair. The fair forms part of the Plymouth International Book Festival and will be held at Plymouth University. Please do come along and see us if you’re in the area! On offer will be our finest new and old titles, all at special PABF discount prices and people eager to have a good old chat about photography and our experience of independently publishing and promoting books as a non-profit arts organisation.
Hot Bed Press are now inviting submissions to the 7th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair.
This year the fair will be held over two days, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October, and will take place as usual in the Holden Gallery at the Manchester School of Art. The fair has also expanded to include a further area where zines in particular will be on show.
We are also excited that the book fair will be part of the Manchester Weekender, with other events nearby on and around Oxford Road including the Paper exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery as well as launch events at The Ciornerhouse and The Whitworth Art Gallery as well as pop-up events and cafe’s still to be announced.
Hot Bed Press have once again joined forces with Special Collections whowill be showcasing its collection of artists’ books as well as an exhibition of works by Anthony Ratcliffe, and they will be holding a seminar on Artists’ Books with special international guest speakers and lively debate all around.
If you are interested in securing a stand, please get in touch with Karen Mercer on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 743 3111 on Fridays.
Deadline: 11 August 2012
Coracle Press 1989-2012 exhibition
COPY in residence
Pop-up Artist Bookshop
Inspired by the pioneering work of Coracle Press, who for over 35 years have collaborated with artists and poets from Kurt Schwitters to Richard Tuttle to expand the creative possibilities of publishing, Site Gallery presents print it. Drawing its title from Charles Olson’s call to DIY action, print it is an exhibition, workshop series, residency space for artist collective COPY and pop-up international bookshop with experimental publishers world-wide.
Coracle Press 1989 – 2012 has been organised by Coracle as part of the touring exhibition Printed in Norfolk.
Further information on events and public programme will be posted on the Site Gallery website soon. Click for further information on COPY
Back in February this year, Ffotogallery in partnership with Chapter and Third Floor Gallery organised a weekend of publishing related events to coincide with BAF6. This included a Book Launch of Ffotogallery’s recent title, Inside the View by Helen Sear and Printed Matters: A Photobook Symposium. The symposium, chaired by Diane Smyth from the British Journal of Photography, was a huge success, with speakers travelling to Cardiff from as far as Berlin, to raise significant discussion and debate surrounding the triumphs and tribulations of photobook production from a wide range of perspectives, from that of the artist working with an independent publisher, a self-publishing photographic artist to those of a photobook collector, book reviewer, designer and producer.
Here are some shots of how the sessions unfolded…
All photographs (c) Dimitra Kountiou
This September Plymouth will be hosting its first ever International Artists’ Book Fair as a part of Plymouth International Book Festival.
The call is currently ‘out’ for stall holders and absentee table contributors so the team is keen to hear from publishers, artists and makers of all things book-related to take part in this super special event taking place on Saturday 15th September 2012.
Participating in PABF is, like our Book Arts Fayres, free of charge (a cause we believe in!) and therefore is a rare and valuable opportunity to share your works and wares with a new audience, meeting and getting inspired by like-minded makers and initiatives – and a worthwhile excuse for an adventure to Plymouth.
We’re really excited that BAF6 stall holder Oliver Uddy of Antler Press is part of the PABF team – you can get in touch with him here for more information about how to get involved.
Brighton-based Photobook Show, who presented and sold a fantastic selection of artist newspapers at BAF6 are still receiving submissions for their recent call for entries.
With an aim to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, this is a great opportunity for self-publishing artists and photographers with submissions, which can be of all shapes and sizes, stocks and formats, being considered for presentation at the next two Book Shows; C at Create Studios, Brighton, UK from the 17 -19 August 2012 and D at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland from 31 Aug – 2 September 2012.
It costs £5 to enter and the cost of postage and the deadline for submissions is the 18 July 2012. Donated books will be added to the ever-increasing Photobook Show Archive in Brighton; a research and development resource available to the public and from which the team regularly draw on a changing selection of works to be exhibited or featured in Photobook Show events, shows and public programmes. If the taster of works already submitted is anything to go by, these shows are definitely worth being a part of.
Interested in entering?