UWE and Arnolfini team up for Bristol artist's book event

Issue date: 15 April 2013

A table at the BABE event full of Artist's Work


Saturday 20 April 11.00 - 18.00

Sunday 21 April 11.00 - 17.00

Arnolfini and The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE Bristol are pleased to present the fourth Bristol Artist's Book Event at Arnolfini.

Called BABE, the event will take place on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April 2013 and will feature more than eighty artist, press and publisher stands from Bristol and around the world.

Admission is free, and there will be a wide range of events running over the weekend including workshops, tours, book surgeries and exhibitions.

Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, research fellows from CFPR, who are co-organising the event, said, “BABE provides a fun, relaxed and friendly space to meet and chat to artists about their work and buy works of art, with prices starting from just a few pounds.”

Artists and writers Nancy Campbell and Simon Goode are offering individual book surgeries on Saturday and Sunday between 11.00 – 3.30 for up to 25 minutes each. These are free, but booking is essential. They will provide an opportunity for artists to discuss and receive advice on any aspect of a book-related project be it conceptual, technical or otherwise.

Free events include:

BABE tour - 14.00 each day, no booking needed
Artist's book surgeries - 11.00 - 15.30 each day, booking essential
Bookmaking workshop - Saturday 11.30 - 13.30, ages 16+, booking essential
Book badge-making, drop-in workshop - Saturday 14.00 - 15.00
Rubber stamp roller workshop - Sunday 11.30 - 13.30, ages 16+, booking essential
LemonMelon - throughout Saturday LemonMelon will fill BABE with reading/book situations
Abigail Thomas – 'And here we have…someone reading' Saturday 15.30
The Bristol Art Library – Saturday and Sunday 13.00 – 17.00
Lucy May Schofield,'Missing Letters' project - Sunday 14.00
Exhibition - Don Celender, Surveyed - Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 April, 11.00 - 18.00

For pre-bookable workshops and book surgeries, please call Arnolfini Box Office on 0117 917 2300.

Please visit the website for more information on BABE.

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