Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 10.00-17.00 FREE
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead plays host to an annual & national two day Artists’ Book Market. 45 national and regional artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work direct to the public.
This two day event is FREE and accompanied by a series of artists interventions: James Wilkinson gives a brief history of zine making; Chloe Spicer’s Library Rave has you dancing with books; while Sunderland’s Foundation Press use their Risograph to create a performance stage; David Faithfull creates a Palindromic Artists’ Book Intervention; Nancy Campbell invites audiences to partake in The Astonishing Polar Tombola; there’s a warm welcome by Nuclear Family and finally Sound Book Project does exactly what it says on the tin with artists and musicians using books as musical instruments!
Hestan Isle Press/ Mark Pawson/disinfotainment/ Stichill Marigold Press/ Charlotte Vallance Illustration & Design/ Francesca Ricci/ kitbooks/ Chloe Spicer with Object Book / KAMIKAZE PRESS / artisanine/ ArtStream/ Anne Proctor Moonkwayk Studio/ Set of Drawers Illustrators/ Sarah Bissell / Pedestrian Publishing/ Steve Dales/ Elizabeth Jardine Godwin/ Kit and Caboodle/ The Selfish Dream/ Rosie James/ BBB Books / SALT+SHAW/ COPY/ Staithes Studios/ Sue Bennett/ the drawing collective/ Gemma Lacey/ Red Plate Press/ Pat Hodson/ Mike Ainsworth/ Tamsin Daisy Rees/ Badbooks / The Shipping Press/ Silvia Barlaam / University of Derby/ Gordian Projects/ Longbarrow Press/ Nuclear Family / Christopher J Robinson / Roberts Print/ Mireille Fauchon/ Sara Wicks/ The B.L.N.T. Collective / Theresa Easton/ Sumi Perera [SuperPress EDITIONS]/ Weproductions/ NewBridge Bookshop/ Collective 26:86/ Chris Wilson