2016 Picture Book & Leeds International Artists’ Book Fair

PICTURE BOOK: CO-CURATED by PAGES & the Tetley

22 January – 17 April 2016

FEATURING: CRAIG ATKINSON, CHRISTIAN BARNES, DAVID BARTON, NOUS VOUS, LANDFILL EDITIONS

Its a great venue with a friendly vibe and does really nice lunches… That is kind of worth bearing in mind if you are going for a page turning at 2:00pm on a Saturday! I have plain and simple nicked what follows off their website… obvs covered in shame re copyright etc. Though delighted to include their fab typo exchanging ‘Tomb’ for ‘Tome’ – credit where its due… read on:

“There is a long tradition of artists employing the crafts and technologies of mainstream publishing to create books which either document their practice or serve as artworks in their own right. Increased access to printing and publishing technologies combined with a renewed interest in the craft and materiality of book-making, has seen the number of artists creating books continue to expand.

Picture Book features a range of UK-based practitioners who take a variety of approaches to producing artists’ books. The common thread between the work on display is a particular focus on the publishing of image-based books, whether an industrially produced compendium of graphic art, a limited edition, hand-bound ‘zine of drawing or photography, or a one-of-a kind, paper-cut tomb so large that it can only be ‘read’ at scheduled performances.

This group exhibition gives audiences an opportunity to see a wide collection of publications alongside images pulled from their pages and reproduced as original artworks. Picture Book runs up to and beyond the 19th Contemporary Artists Book Fair on Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March, which will welcome over 50 artist-publishers and imprints.”

Events

Bathymetric Atlas
3 March, 7pm and every Saturday at 2pm

See the huge pages of Christian Barnes’ Atlas turned.
£ Free. (Get in! Did I say how reasonably priced the menu is?)

PAGES Leeds | International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair

Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art, Leeds.

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