The Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair will be taking place at its new venue, The Tetley, on Friday 7th (6-9pm), Saturday 8th (11am-6pm) and Sunday 9th March (11am-5pm), with lots of excellent exhibitors attending. It's sure to be as good as ever. For the last few years the fair has been in the Parkinson Court so it'll be interesting to see it in a different setting.
A lovely, lovely print, no? MMU's Special Collections Library are hosting a free morning of talks in March. More details below.
Women in Print: Print as an agent of change 1920-1965
Friday 7 March 2014, 10.00am-12.30pm
Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Sir Kenneth Green Library
Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is hosting a morning of lively talks and debate presented by writers and academics on the subject of Women in Print. The event has been programmed as part of the ‘Wonder Women Radical Manchester’ project co-ordinated by the People’s History Museum, Manchester, in the lead up to the 100 year anniversary of women’s (partial) right to vote in 2018.
Carolyn Trant will be talking about artist, designer and educator Peggy Angus
Harriet Cory-Wright will be talking about the women illustrators of Puffin picture books
Desdemona McCannon (Manchester School of Art) will be talking about women designers who also collected and wrote about folk art
Dr. Rosemary Shirley (Manchester School of Art) will be chairing the discussion
Contemporary illustrators and writers have been asked to create a personal tribute, in chapbook form, to a woman designer whom they feel deserves to be better known. Copies of these chapbooks will be given away on the day.
Places are free but must be booked in advance. Book by calling 0161 247 6107 or online via EventBrite:
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Hot Bed Press currently chooses an artist for its annual book arts residency from those exhibitors at the Manchester Artists’ Book Fair who are interested in the opportunity. The scheme is now in its fourth year and the choice of artist is rarely an easy one – a stroll round the fair in any year quickly shows how very wide the range of work is and how difficult it is to compare one approach to book arts with another. However, Hot Bed Press is primarily about print, so one of the main considerations is that the artist chosen should be someone who will be able to take advantage of – and whose work shows the potential to benefit from - access to a well-equipped printmaking workshop.
This year Kim Bevan has been chosen for the residency. She will receive six months of free access to the workshop and a free table at the 2014 Manchester Artists’ Book Fair. Kim has discussed possibilities for her time at Hot Bed Press with the Artistic Director and will start this spring. We hope she will enjoy her time with Hot Bed Press and we look forward to seeing the work that she develops during her residency.
When there's new information concerning the Manchester Artists' Book Fair, or anything else to do with book arts that we think might be of interest, we'll make sure it turns up here.