On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May, 10.00-17.00, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, plays host to an annual and national two day Artists’ Book Market. Over 40 national and regional artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work direct to the public.
This two day event is FREE and accompanied by a series of artist interventions:
- On Saturday 11.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.00 BALTIC Freelance Artist, Bethan Maddocks will be delivering a FREE tunnel book workshop.
- On Sunday BALTIC Freelance Artist, Nicola Singh plans to engage book market visitors with an evolving page, projected onto the wall of the book market.
- Foundation Press presents Unbound#3 & 4 – working with artists and musicians Chooc Ly Tan (DJ Spacer Woman) and Rachel Aggs (Sacred Paws/Trash Kit). Unbound is an ongoing series of print performances developed specifically for bookshops and book fairs. Each Unbound performance works with an artist to explore imagery and ideas present in their work through risograph printing. At the end of each day a printed set is created which the artist performs. Visit and talk to the press as they print throughout each day of the BALTIC Artists' Book Market or join us at 16.00 for live performances.
Exhibitors at the book market include:
Shoddy: a disability art project
Tamsin Daisy Rees
BBB Book Collective
Gemma Lacey; Red Plate Press
Kerry Douglas and Gillian Stewart
Stroud Artist Books
Andrew Robinson & Andrea Campomanes
Hestan Isle Press
Elizabeth Jardine Godwin
Visual Arts in Rural Communities
As Yet Untitled
Stichill Marigold Press
Malcolm Gibson and Rachel Gibson
MA Book Arts, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London