• A Dialogue in Useful Phrases

    A Dialogue in Useful Phrases

    An introduction to the Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize by John Clark, Bank Street Arts The idea for the Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize began to take shape after conversations at Leeds’ International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in 2008. The originator of the Prize, John Clark, was in the throes of establishing a new multi-disciplinary arts centre, Bank Street Arts in Sheffield and, as a hybrid medium, wanted artist’s books to figure prominently in the programming. The Prize itself was a response to the challenge to find an appropriate context for showing

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  • Filter | Artist Book Trail

    Filter | Artist Book Trail

    Curated by Louise Atkinson for Artist Book Collective, Various venues*, 8th – 22nd March Produced in conjunction with PAGES and Divided We Fall, Louise Atkinson of Artist Book Collective has invited existing artist book and zine collectives to create pop-up archives in coffee shops across the city. With a map of participating venues available, the publications will be available for customers to browse. The project aims to increase the accessibility of artist books and to promote and work with non-traditional art spaces in the surrounding area. Inviting existing archives and

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  • A brief history of Artist Book Collective

    A brief history of Artist Book Collective

    by Louise Atkinson, artist, curator, and Post Graduate Reseach student at University of Leeds   Artist Book Collective began as a Facebook group in 2008 as a way to combine my interest in artist books and curating exhibitions through developments in social media. Originally conceived as a democratic resource for members to be able to curate on/offline exhibitions and collaborations, the collective has so far developed six exhibitions and participated in three artist book fairs, with artists from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the US and Australia taking

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  • E.N.D

    E.N.D

    by Alex Pritchard, The Portable Reading Room, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds, 8th & 9th March A short story dealing with worry, anxiety and choices. A secular psalm from recent history, borne of an environment that bred a new type of anxiety into its inhabitants and the wider common culture. A piece of philosophy made by those who have lived daily with an ever present worry, embraced it with a wicked grin, and survived. The story of its origin is varied but unimportant, its application can be relevant for anyone,

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  • Talk&Social: Books, books, and more books

    Talk&Social: Books, books, and more books

    White Cloth Gallery, 24-26 Aire Street, Leeds, 5th March, 6-9pm Presentation starts at 6.30pm Entry: £2.50 (Exposure Leeds supporters get in free) In a ‘special’ event, Exposure Leeds are focusing on the power of the book (magazine or other publication) as a means of sharing images. Peter Mitchell’s book Strangely Familiar looks back to an exhibition first shown at Impressions Gallery in 1979. The blurb says; ‘In the 1970s, Mitchell was working as a truck driver in the English city of Leeds, and he photographed the city during his rounds

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  • Flyposting #2

    Flyposting #2

    THE Gallery at Flannels (and other venues), 68 – 78 Vicar Lane, Leeds, March 1st – May 11th. PV Friday 1st March, 6-8pm at THE Gallery at Flannels. Food, Drink, Some Jolly Good Gig Posters and Live Music from The Art Cowboys with a couple of Chumbawamba thrown in for good measure. This year, it’s become a complete, monster gig-poster mash-up. Not satisfied with just filling an art gallery with those delectable hand-printed ambassadors of graphic poster art, FLYPOSTING #2 has spread its tendrils to reach out to a number

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  • A Page from Canada

    A Page from Canada

    by Peter Trepanier, Head of Reader Services, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.    Last year I was invited to create an installation in the Wild Pansy Press Project Space as part of the PAGES 2012 exhibitions and events.  My project was entitled Elizabeth R of Canada. Three students collaborated with me to paste over one wall, in “bulletin board fashion”, printed materials from disparate Canadian sources on the portrayal of Canada’s monarchy during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.    I first learned of the Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair

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  • Participants needed for artists’ book

    Participants needed for artists’ book

    Are you someone with a professional interest that reflects or shapes the way that you see the world? If so, artist Amelia Crouch would like to interview you as part of a project about art, meaning, value and utility.   She is seeking people from a range of professions, who are based in Leeds and who would be willing to speak with her about a chosen artwork – the sculpture ‘Atom Body Was Light’ by Liliane Lijn. The professions below are some suggestions but if you work in another field

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  • COPY Writers Retreat at Wild Pansy Press Project Space

    COPY Writers Retreat at Wild Pansy Press Project Space

    Old Mining Building, University of Leeds, 4th February – 9th March COPY is an artists publishing platform based in Yorkshire. The current COPY programme explores writing and publishing practices, drawn in relation to reading, action, object and site, through a series of projects, events and publications. COPY was initiated and is run by Leeds based writer Joanna Loveday and Sheffield based artist Charlotte A Morgan. Working with the idea of a ‘writers retreat’ COPY will spend six weeks working from the Wild Pansy Press Project Space within The Old Mining

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  • Coffee Club Collective

    Coffee Club Collective

    PAGES and the Leeds International Artist Book Fair are continously looking to build relationships with independent publishers and imprints, and support them with their projects. This is the latest opportunity to get involved with an up and coming collective of graduate illustrators through their Kickstarter Project.   The group are called Coffee Club Collective and they are currently in the midst of launching a brand new book all about ‘The Circus’. The finished book will be perfect bound, with a 300gsm cover and 170 gsm pages. What’s more, it will be

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