Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
 

Sarah Bodman

Selected Presentations and Papers 2009-2015

Artists’ Books for Talking Prints, Artlab Contemporary Print. Preston, UK. 12/03/2014

 

Everything we do begins with a conversation – invited paper for Perspectivas do Livro de Artista (Artists’ Books in Perspective): The Artist’s Book as a Tool for Research, Centro Cultural UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 31/10/13

 

Chair of Discussion Panel: The Role of the Sketchbook in Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Seminar. Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK. Sat 28th September, 2013

 

Artists as 21st Century Explorers of the Book. Panel: Exploring Artists’ Books 1, Impact 8 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design/University of Dundee, Scotland. 29/08/13

 

Chair of Panel: Exploring Artists’ Books 2, Impact 8 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design/University of Dundee, Scotland. 29/08/13

 

Appropriation and Creation: Artists’ Books and Extant Narrative. MCBA Book Art Biennial symposium: Directed: The Intersection Of Book, Film And Visual Narrative. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, USA. 27/08/13

 

Some New Directions in Artists’ Publishing Today. ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Conference, Wills Hall, University of Bristol, UK. 12/07/2013

 

The Artist and the Book, The John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK for Locating Boccaccio in 2013. 10/07/2013

 

Re-reading the Page (co-presented with Tom Sowden, invited paper for The New Art of Making Books conference, Wednesday 20th March 2013, Winchester School of Art, UK

A Sense of Place in Artists’ Books. Wednesday, November 7, 6-7.30pm. A Site & Incitement Symposium panel discussion featuring Sarah Bodman, Betty Bright, Jeff Rathermel, and Marianne Coombs. Nolte Center, UMN, Minneapolis, USA

With A Lot of Help From My Friends. Collaboration and the Democracy of Bookarts Symposium. Friday 12th October 2012. Special Collections Lecture Theatre, Kenneth Green Library, All Saints
Manchester, UK.

Views across the pages / les vues à travers les page. Symposium: Artists’ books v. Livres d’artistes, Museé d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France. Saturday 29th September 2012

New Pages: Celebrating the book as a democratic multiple in a variety of 21st Century forms at Book live! International symposium (LSBU & UCA Farnham), London South Bank University, Saturday 9th June 2012

Artists’ Books in the 21st Century. Invited talk for Transforming Artist Books (Tate Britain and University of the Arts) Workshop 2: Transforming Creation, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Friday 18th May 2012

Artists’ books and small press editions, embracing the future of the book in the age of mass publication, international conference Small Press Atlas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, 23rd March 2012

Imaginary Shadows: fictional documentary photography in artists’ books. Photography and the Artist’s Book Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Friday October 21st 2011

Conference paper: 'A Manifesto for the Book - artist's book - artist's publication - book art?'IMPACT 7 Multi-disciplinary Print Conference, Monash University, Australia, 28 September 2011

Conference paper: 'Life, the universe and everything: the artist's book as a means of theoretical, political and social consideration of the natural world'.  IMPACT 7 Multi-disciplinary Print Conference, Monash University, Australia, 27 September 2011.

Chair of Panel: Printmedia and the Artist’s Book, Tuesday 27 September 2011, Session 1, 1.30-3.00pm. Impact 7 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Chair of Panel: Printmedia and the Artist’s Book, Tuesday 27 September 2011, Session 2, 3.30-5.00pm. Impact 7 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Artists and librarians: making art in and out of books. The Artist in the Library, a symposium hosted by Library and Learning Services, University of East London, Docklands Campus, London, 3rd June, 2011

Collaboration in Artists' Books. “With a little help from our friends”: Collaboration and art libraries, Westminster Reference Library, London, An ARLIS Education & Professional Development day, 10th December 2010

Conference paper: Artists' books, nature, landscape, Doverodde Book Arts Festival ll, Doverodde Book Arts Center, Denmark. 13-16 May 2010. Abstract: A themed talk of Collections and Observations of nature, Textscapes, Journeys through landscape, Working in the landscape, The politics of landscape, Altered books and nature, and A darker (then lighter) side of nature.

Impact 6 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Chair of Panel 11, 'Artists' Books: International Views' at Impact Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, University of the West of England, 16-19 September 2009. A panel of papers on contemporary artists’ books practice from an international perspective. Speakers: Rosa Tarruella, Julie Barratt, Maria Lucia Cattani and Tom Sowden.

Artists’ Books Seminar 2, Friday 20th March 2009 Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden reported back on the project’s findings to date with Artists’ books reports from Poland, Germany and the USA. Morning Sessions. University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol

The Future of Publishing? 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Cafritz Art Center Montgomery College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD, USA, November 8th, 2008

The quiet democracy of the contemporary artist's book (or why do artists make books?)
- Books that Fly conference, University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, 5th July 2008 (paper) Artists’ Books Seminar 1 - How are artists using and investigating new media for publishing?

Where are we going with this? Where will the books end up? UWE, Bristol for CFPR AHRC project, Thursday 8th May 2008

The artist’s book market, and the relationship between the artist and purchaser, Beyond the Book, Symposium, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 18 April 2008.

Exploring Arcadia: the impossible landscape, presentation via DVD for Interaction/Books 07, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Australia, 2nd Sept 2007.

Artists’ publishing - ideas: methods and collaboration, Artists’ Talks on Artists’ Books Symposium, Winchester School of Art, 13th July 2007.

Page on Page – an overview of Contemporary British and Irish Artists’ Books, Beautiful & Useful? Supporting the Arts & Crafts in the 21st Century, ARLIS UK and Ireland Annual, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK, 5th July 2007


Arcadia id Est, panel discussion at Washington University, USA, April 5th, 2007.

The hybrid lexicon: an overview of contemporary artists publishing in the UK, CODEX Symposium: The Fate of the Art, The Hand Printed Book in the 21st Century. Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA, Tuesday, 13-15 February, 2007

Artists' Books Are Accepted by Art Institutions, Interaction 2006: a seminar exploring the artist's book, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantan, Australia, 22nd September 2006 (invited international speaker for debate, presentation via DVD)


Public Lectures & Talks

Public Lectures, 2009-2013

Curator Tour of An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street, John Rylands Library, Manchester, 05/03/2013

 


The Contemporary Artist and the Art of the Book

Venue: Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol
Date: 27 November


The University of Bristol have invited Sarah Bodman to give the closing lecture as part of the Autumn Art Lecture series 2012. The talktook place in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building on Tuesday 27 November.

The artist's book has emerged over the years from the rich tradition of the French 'livre d’artiste’ and livre de luxe' towards more sociable interaction with a public audience. From the 1960s - late 1980, artists began to publish their own works of art in affordable book formats using offset-lithography, photocopy or screenprint. It was this trend that resulted in the contemporary artist's book often being referred to as a 'democratic multiple', the idea being that anyone could afford to buy artwork by an artist.

More recently artists have been utilising developments in technology, from desktop publishing in the 1990s to publish-on-demand (POD) and electronic books in the 21st Century. This lecture will explore some examples of the concepts and formats of national and international, contemporary artists’ books and related artworks produced today.  

 
Dates 10/2012 | Read more at www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-lectures/autumn

From Physical to Digital - What Do Artists Do with Books?
Thursdays at Four Presentation, Nolte Center for Continuing Education, University of Minnesota
8th November 2012
http://ias.umn.edu/2012/11/08/bodman-sarah/

Sarah Bodman was invited to give the lecture 'From Physical to Digital - What Do Artists Do with Books?' at the University of Minnesota. Artists’ books have been around for centuries, but as digital technology has advanced so quickly recently, so have the ways in which artists produce works of art in, or based upon the book format. So what are artists doing with books these days? This presentation will look at some of the ways artists in the USA, Europe and further afield are approaching the book format now. Examples of artists’ books will be discussed, from beautiful paper-based editions to more experimental video and online book works, and what the messages behind these books are.

Panel Discussion: Sense of Place in Artist Books – A panel discussion with Sarah Bodman, Betty Bright, Jeff Rathermel, and Marianne Coombs

University of Minnesota, 7th November 2012
http://ias.umn.edu/2012/11/07/sense-of-place-in-artist-books/
A Site & Incitement Symposium panel discussion on Sense of Place in Artist Books, with Sarah Bodman, a Research Fellow for Artists Books, and Masters Program Leader for Multidisciplinary Printmaking, at Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, Department of Art & Design; Betty Bright, independent scholar and curator; Jeff Rathermel, Artist and Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts; and Marianne Combs, Journalist and reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, host of State of the Arts, a weekly program dedicated to Minnesota’s arts community.
 
Artists and librarians: making art in and out of books

'The Artist in the Library' symposium, Docklands Library, University of East London, London E16 2RD. 3 June 2011.

Any street, anywhere

As the British representative of the Al-Mutanabbi Coalition, Sarah gave a talk about the project and the impact of the worldwide response to the attack. The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, UK. http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/mutan11.htm, 19th May 2011.


Books of all stripes: Artists’ publishing in the 21st century
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia. 26th September 2011
An invited lecture to an audience of 100 artists, academics, curators, in this lecture, artists' books specialist Sarah Bodman presents contemporary works from Europe and further afield, reflecting the variety of 21st-century book arts – from beautiful, traditional printed works to online publishing projects, altered books, performance books and video books.


Collaboration in Artists' books


“With a little help from our friends”: Collaboration and art libraries at Westminster Reference Library


December 2010
Libraries are increasingly looking beyond their doors to engage with outside partners in projects and events that will place their importance firmly in their communities. This event showcased some of the collaborative work done with artists and performers in Westminster and Bristol, and collaboration with organisations in preparing our collections for a wider audience. We also looked at the importance of collaboration in a wider context in the changing world, and invited ideas and discussion. This event was organised by the ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee.

Artists' books, nature, landscape
A themed talk of Collections and Observations of nature, Textscapes, Journeys through landscape, Working in the landscape, The politics of landscape, Altered books and nature, and A darker (then lighter) side of nature. Doverodde Book Arts Festival, Sat 15th May 2010 (http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/denmark10.htm)

Artists’ Books Around the World in the 21st Century Doverodde Book-arts Festival Doverodde, Denmark, Friday 8th May 2009

21st Century Artists’ Books, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Friday 27th February 2009

Contemporary Artists’ Books, Ffotogallery, Penarth, Saturday 15th November 2008

Artist's books abroad, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, USA Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden present an overview of artist's book publishing in Europe and further afield. Saturday, November 1st, 2008

S. Bodman; Creating and Distributing Artists' Books, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research Series, University of the Arts London, 10th January 2007