Arnolfini and The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol, are pleased to present the fourth Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Arnolfini. BABE will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2013 with more than 80 artists, presses and publishers stands at the Arnolfini:
BABE tour 14.00, free, each day, no booking needed
Artist’s book surgeries 11.00 - 15.30, free, booking essential
Bookmaking Workshop Saturday, 11.30 - 13.30, free, ages 16+, booking essential
Book Badge Making, Drop-in Workshop, Saturday, 14.00 - 15.00, free, all ages
Rubber Stamp Roller Workshop, Sunday, 11.30am - 13.30, free, ages 16+, booking essential
Exhibition: Don Celender, Surveyed, Saturday 20 - Sunday 28 April, 11.00 - 18.00, free
LemonMelon - Saturday 20 April Throughout the day LemonMelon will fill BABE with reading/book situations
Abigail Thomas “And here we have…someone reading” Saturday 20 April, 15.30, free, Meeting Room
The Bristol Art Library Saturday 20 April & Sunday 21 April, Foyer
Lucy May Schofield - ‘Missing Letters’ Project, Sunday 21 April, 14.00, Free, Meeting Room
Admission is free - do come along!
16 Narrow Quay
As part of his on-going research into the artists’ books produced by the artist Ed Ruscha and those who appropriate this work, Tom Sowden has been invited to contribute to an exhibition of Ed Ruscha’s legendary artist books together with books and works of art by more than 100 contemporary artists that respond directly and diversely to Ruscha’s original project. Curated by Bob Monk, “Ed Ruscha Books & Co.” has been drawn from private collections, including Ruscha’s own. Most of the books are installed so that viewers can interact with them and browse their pages.
Tom’s work is also included in ‘VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha’ published by MIT Press. In the 1960s and 1970s, Ed Ruscha created a series of artists' books, among them Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Various Small Fires and A Few Palm Trees. Since then, many others have paid homage, recreated and ripped-off Ruscha's iconic books, so much so that the appropriation and paraphrasing of Ed Ruscha now constitutes a genre of its own. VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS collects ninety-one of these projects, showcasing the cover and sample layouts from each along with a description of the work.
Private View 6th December 6pm - 8pm 2012
Exhibition runs from 28th November 2012 - 28th February 2013
6 Quakers Friars
A new Arts and Humanities Research Council film looks at how creative innovation can translate to new products. In the film we see how researchers at the Centre for Fine Print Research at Bower Ashton, led by Professor Stephen Hoskins and his team, have developed new methods of creating ceramics using 3D printing technology and worked with Denby Potteries to test designs and develop prototype models in ceramics.