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Artists' Books

Academic Links

As part of our research, we collaborate with other institutions and partners interested in artists’ books such as AKI (ArtEz) in Enschede, The Netherlands and the University of Missouri USA. We have also worked with national colleges such as Winchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Edinburgh College of Art, and Swindon College for visits to study Sarah’s collection of artists’ books at CFPR, and with international institutions: Media and Design Academy, Genk, Belgium and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA

We have a collaborative loan programme of artists’ books from Sarah’s collection at CFPR, where educational organisations/galleries/bookshops can borrow works free of charge to promote the subject to a wider field.

2010 loans include: The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now, curated by Marian Amies (Associate Professor at UM – St. Louis) which is touring the USA and UK over this year; Book Arts Center at Limfjordscenter Doverodde, Denmark; Stroud College; Pages Of History at Yateley Library; The Secret Library of Solihull; Newcastle's Lit & Phil.

Some previous loans include: The Art of the Book: Collaboration at the University of Missouri, USA curated by Marian Amies, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri; Limfjordscenter Doverodde, Denmark; Cowles Library, Drake University Des Moines, USA; AKI (ArtEz), Enschede, The Netherlands; Stroud College; Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight; The Greenhouse, Guernsey; University of Leicester; londonprintstudio, London; The New Art Gallery Walsall; Swindon College; Bristol Reference Library, Yateley Library; University of Chester; Internationales Bentlager Druckgraphik - Symposium, Germany and Galleri VOX, Bergen, Norway.

We run projects involving other institutions, libraries and collections, such as the Librarians’ Books project where 46 librarians and curators of artists’ books to produced their own books for a touring exhibition: 'www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/librar05.htm.

We collaborated in July 2007 with staff at Winchester School of Art Library to co-host the Artists’ Talks on Artists’ Books symposium for 80 attendees at Winchester School of Art, see:

We also collaborate with institutions such as Arnolfini Bristol to co-host BABE: Bristol Artist’s Book Event (a biennial event), which has c. 6000 people visit Arnolfini to view books from national and international artist publishers, alongside exhibitions and workshops.

For further information please see: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/projects.htm