20th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK FAIR 2017
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 March 2017, 10am - 5pm daily
The longest running artists’ book fair outside of London celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history the Fair has attracted national and international participation and welcomed thousands of visitors from across the UK. Held at The Tetley since 2014 co-curated with PAGES, the Fair is set to be the biggest yet and coincides with The Hepworth Wakefield’s Print Fair on the same weekend.
There will also be weekend creative workshops supported by GF Smith!
Stall Holders include
Joan Ainley & MR SMITH / Janet Allsebrook / AMBruno / Art and Design, University of Leeds / ArtStream / As Yet Untitled / Stella Baraklianou / David Barton / Batley School Of Art > Fine Art For Design / BA Visual Communication, Beds College of Art / Best Books by Bernard Anwyl: Contemporary artists / Book Works / Bound Unbound / Mandy Brannan / Café Royal Books / Camberwell College of Arts, MA Book Arts / Corridor 8 / Cracked Eggs / Jane Cradock-Watson / Ensixteen Editions / Essence Press / Fine Art UCLan / Good Press / Gordian Projects / Matthew Kay / Hi Vis Press / Jane Kennelly / Kiss and Tell Press / Ladette Space / Lame / Leeds Fine Art / Less Than Five Hundred Press / Lion and Lamb Press – UCA Illustration / Longbarrow Press / Sophie Loss / MA BIBLIOTH_QUE / John McDowall / New Arcadian Press / Old Bear Press / PagePaperStitch / paperscissorsbook / Raquel Amat Parra / David Penny / The Retro Bar at the End of the Universe / Rock – Tree – Landscape / Anne Rook / Rudywilf / SALT+SHAW / Seeing Poetry / The Serving Library / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun / Shoddy: a disability art project / Tim Shore / Chloe Spicer with Object Book / Surface Pattern LCAD / Thomas Tomasska / University of Derby / whnicPRESS / Wild Pansy Press / Joanna Wilkinson / Lydia Wysocki.
Saturday 4 March
LIVE LIBRARY: PERFORMING SELVES
FREE, DROP IN
To mark the culmination of Glasgow based Corin Sworn’s Artists’ Research Centre Fellowship, this day of talks, live performance and film will look at the history and culture of identity in society to ask if an individual is defined by their professional activity, their financial status, their emotional state or creative output?
Learn more here.
SATURDAY 4 MARCH, 6.30PM – 7.30PM
BOOK FAIR 2017 KEY NOTE TALK,
£5 / £3 Concessions
In conjunction with the Contemporary International Artist’s Book Fair 2017, join Fraser Muggeridge for a keynote discussion on his creative practice.
Sunday 5 March
MARCEL’S WONDER YEAR: A Parable of Manhattan
Glyn Thompson will read a parabolic account of Duchamp’s alleged submission of a urinal to the first exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, on 9 April 1917.
THE DREAMERS (MA BIBLIOTHEQUÈ)
Three readings by Andrea Berry, Emma Bolland and Helen Clarke.
HOMAGE TO HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Talk by Tony Baker contrasting Orwell’s country of eighty years ago, with that of present day Catalonia.
HOLD EVERYTHING DEAR – A Poem for John Berger by Gareth Evans
Performance by Graham Martin and audience members to honour the seminal art critic, writer and social thinker John Berger who died earlier this year. Audience participation is encouraged.
INTERNATIONAL DAY READINGS
Readings by Cally Trench and Philip Lee. Responding to the theme of sic and relating to their book International Day, they will read extracts from vintage geography books and textbooks
A catalogue for this year’s Artists Book Fair featuring a directory of stallholders, an interview between Dora Garcia and The Tetley’s Bryony Bond and texts by Chris Taylor, Sam Belinfante, Ann Sproat, Joanne Fitton and Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis and Karen Babayan will be available to purchase in The Tetley’s shop for £6.
A special thanks to GF SMITH, Pressision, Fred Aldous and The University of Leeds