Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) is back and bigger than ever for 2011. Spread over three floors, more than 80 artist bookmakers, dealers and small presses from Bristol and around the world will come together at Arnolfini to show and sell their work. BABE provides a relaxed and friendly space to meet and chat to artists about their work and buy works of art. Prices start from just a few pounds.
Over the weekend Imi Maufe will be inviting the public to help create a World Atlas from memory. This work in progress will be on view during the weekend, before being bound into a book at the end.
Organised in conjunction with the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England.
Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May 2.00pm
Free/Booking Not Required /Meet In The Foyer
Sat 30 Apr Tanya Peixoto, founder Bookartbookshop ltd /Sun 1 May Julian Warren, Archivist, Arnolfini
Artist Book Surgeries
Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May11.00am - 3.30pm
An opportunity for artists to discuss and receive advice on any aspect of a book related project be it conceptual, technical or otherwise. Individual surgeries held by artist/writer Nancy Campbell on Saturday and Sarah Bodman (artist book specialist from the University of the West of England) on Sunday are up to 25 minutes each. FFI contact Arnolfini Box Office.
Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May 11.30am - 1.30pm
Sat 30 Apr Guy Begbie's brilliant pop-up paper engineering workshop (for ages 13+)
Sun 1 May Stephen Fowler's fabulous rubber stamp making workshop (for ages 16+)
Lucy May Schofield - Bibliotherapy Artists Book Library (Babl)
Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Are you broken hearted / need inspiration or your faith restoring in the postal system? Whatever your symptoms Lucy May Schofield invites you to sit down and tell her all. She will diagnose an appropriate artist's publication to help you find a way through your woes. The Bibliotherapy Artist's Book Library has a wide selection of books on loan ranging in therapeutic benefit. The fee for this service will be £1, entitling the client to a pair of listening ears, an artist's book prescription and a letterpress printed philosophical aphorism.