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BABE Bristol Artists Book Event
April 11-12, 2015
Spread over 3 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. Organized by the Centre for Fine Print Research

Julie Caves/Little Black Press
Little Black Press is a micro publisher of artists’ books and prints located in NorthEast London.
Julie Caves is interested in colour, text, drawing and collections.
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Julie Caves. Detail from 'Homage to an Oval', 2015.

Julie Caves. Detail from ‘Homage to an Oval’, 2015.

BABE_2015

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BABE 2013: Bristol Artists Book Event
at The Arnolfini in Bristol.

Sat 20 Apr, 11am – 6pm
Sun 21 Apr, 11am – 5pm

I am finishing some new books for this year’s BABE.
See you there!

I am working on some collaborative artists’ books for BABE Bristol Artists Book Event and will be showing them along with my back catalogue.

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BOOK-ISH

I will be showing at this fair:
BOOK-ISH is a new and unique event that will bring together and help promote the fast expanding literary, design and illustration communities in the Borough of Waltham Forest (and beyond). It will be held on Saturday 21 May at Leytonstone Library, from 12-4pm, part of the WALTHAM FOREST LITERATURE FESTIVAL (10-21 May 2011).

The fair will give participants the opportunity to share their skills with the general public, and to sell a range of products including illustrators’ magazines and fanzines, handmade books, poetry books and pamphlets, fine art and letterpress prints and posters, stationery, postcards and cards.
PRICES FROM £5.

Cakes from SUZIE’S KITCHEN and MUSIC FROM TONY TUNES of the Shellac Collective, playing vintage 78s.

In association with Forest Poets and E17 Designers
£1 entry includes a drink and the chance to win a goody bag.
Leytonstone Library 6-8 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG

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BABE 2011

Little Black Press will be at BABE 2011 next month

BABE 2011
BABE at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.

Sat 30 April 11am – 6pm & Sun 1 May 11am – 5pm
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.

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Next weekend, April 4th and 5th, is the Bristol Artists Book Event.

Over 50 artist book makers will have stalls, including me, Serendipity Press.

It is at the Arnolfini Gallery which is a lovely location.

I will have 2 new books and some new small stuff.

BABE 2009 announcement

BABE 2009 announcement

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Just a few years ago there were only 3 or 4 big artists’ book fairs in the UK each year. Now there seem to be at least 10. Here is a bit about the ones of which I have first-hand experience.

March-
The International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair. For 9 years it was in Halifax but is now in Leeds. When it moved to Leeds it became a two-day event. The space at the University of Leeds is big and beautiful and gets visitors on their way through to either the art gallery or the library.

April-
Bristol Artist Book Event (BABE) is a weekend affair at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. 2007 was the first one and it plans to be every two years. It was incredibly well organised with a large staff of helpful volunteers and an interesting space.

April–
Scissors Paper Stone at the London Print Studio was held for the first time this year. I don’t know if they plan to do it again.

May–
This year the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton had a book fair to co-ordinate with an exhibition of artists’ books. I don’t know if they have plans for another.

October-
The Small Publisher’s Fair is held in London near Holborn Tube Station.

November-
The Manchester Artists Book Fair has been in September but this year is taking place in November to fill the gap of the missing LAB. Tom Sowden is no longer running it, which is a shame.

November-
The London Artists Book Fair (LAB) was a huge event every year in November at the ICA near Trafalgar Square. The biggest artists book fair every year. It has changed organisers and is skipping 2008 and the new incarnation will be at the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 2009.

There are many other fairs that I haven’t been to. This was the first year for the Glasgow International Artist’s Book Fair and I didn’t make it and I still haven’t been to the big Oxford Fine Press Book Fair.

Here are links to great sources of UK artists’ book fairs information:

Centre for Fine Print Research
Zybooks

Please leave a comment if you have some more information.

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