Spring must be on the way as the Essex Book Festival has started! A variety of books were on display to view at Chelmsford library, together with those of friends from Artbookart. A selection of photographs of artist books will remain until Easter. It was great to meet some familar faces, as well as make new aquaintances. I found it particularly interesting talking to Diane Taylor who works in the Conservation studio at the Essex Record Office.
Great to hear that the traditional skills of bookbinding and restoration are being kept alive !
The Essex Book Festival is set to take place during March. There will be range of interesting events taking place around Essex. Further infomation and a listing of all the events can be found at www.essexbookfestival.org.uk. Have a look.
Along with fellow artists from artbookart, I will be showing work on March 1st at Chelmsford Library as the launch gets under way. Various artbooks will be on show, and a selection of photographs of our work will be dispalyed for the duration of the festival.
We will also be holding a workshop on the 16th March at Hadleigh Old Fire Station. 'Bookbinding for the Curious' is an introduction to making your own books. No expereince required. For more infomation contact Lolasawain@yahoo.co.uk
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.