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Bristol Artists Book Event 2011

books arts event
venue: arnolfini, 16 NARROW QUAY, BRISTOL BS1 4QA, uk
dates: 30 april - 1may 2011
url: www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/projects.htm

Arnolfini and the Centre for Fine Print Research presented BABE 2011 at Arnolfini over the bank holiday weekend 30 April - 1 May.

This free event attracted 5724 visitors who came to see and buy artists' books from over 100 artists, publishers and presses from the UK, France, Belgium, Russia, USA, Canada, South Korea and Spain.
UWE's student artist's book club ran their own stand at the event alongside CFPR's Impact Press stand. Lucy May Schofield ran bibliotherapy sessions in her beautifully restored 1950s Citroen van on the waterfront, and Nancy Campell, Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden ran free book surgeries over the weekend.

Special treats included the free pop-up bookmaking workshop with Guy Begbie and rubber stamp workshop with Stephen Fowler, and Imi Maufe's World Atlas, where the public completed a huge hand drawn map of the world from memory.

The launch of the new book 'Salad Dressing' by Tom Sowden and the Performance Re-enactment Society on Saturday night included a champagne and lettuce performance event with a new video ending to the book being launched on Arnolfini's website.

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A big thank you to all the staff at Arnolfini and all the artists and publishers who participated and made BABE such a fun event!

Participants were:
ABC @ BIAD, abombpress, Alex Pritchard, Altazimuth Press / Tom Paine Printing Press, AMB (ambruno), Ambeck, Andrew Law, Antic-Ham, Artist Book Collective, artistsbooksonline.com, Artists’ Books Club UWE, Atlantic Press, Bob Howe Letterpress Type & Equipment, Book Transformations, bookartbookshop, Bookbinders Collective, Booked, Books About Nothing, Books to Change Your Life, Borbonesa, Bow of Burning Gold, Cally Barker, Charlotte Vallance / Jat Bains, Colin Sackett, Covet and Whistle, Decadence Comics, DISPERSAL, EAK Press, East London Printmakers, Editorial Krausse, Elizabeth Shackleton Collinge, Emily Speed, Ensixteen Editions, Francis Elliot - Foundry, Gemma Lacey, Glyn Walton/ Rag-&-Bone Shop Books, Here Gallery, ignition / Ciara Healy, Illustrated Digest / Plymouth College of Art, Imi Maufe - World Atlas, Impact Press UWE, Jane Cradock-Watson, John Woodman, Jonathan Doney at The Spitfire Press, Kali De Vega, Karen Joyce, Karoline Rerrie, Kite Dagger Anchor, Leopard Studio Editions, Liver & Lights, Lucy May Schofield / Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library, MADE, MailWorks@Bruxelles, Mandy Brannan, Mark Pawson, mermaid turbulence, Mikhail Pogarsky, Mizue Yoshimura, Nick Moore, one.zero6 press, Ottobooks, Owl & Lion - Isabelle Ting, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Paper Garden Press, Parvenu Press, peach-tree, pear-tree press, Pylon Press / Plymouth College of Art, reassemble, Redfoxpress, Responsa Press, Road Books, Roger Polley, Sally Stanley, Salt + Shaw, Serendipity Press / Little Black Press, Sidney Nolan Trust, SILT, Simon Goode, Snake Perch Press, Stephen Fowler, SuperPress, Teacup Press - Mavina Baker, The Courtyard Press, Trigger Editions, University of Plymouth - Illustration, Vox Humana Press, whnic Press.


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