The Forum in Norwich played host to it's second Artist Book Fair this weekend. The sun shone through the glass roof into the light airy space, lifting spirits - spring finally arrived with summer on the way. The event was busy, and well supported by visitors who took their time to explore and engage with us, asking questions and giving intertesting feedback on the work. I found Norwich to be an incredibly friendly place, both in the Forum and in general when I did eventuallly pop out for a short break.
It was great to meet some familiar faces, and to make some new aquaintances.the Turn the Page team did a great job in both organising and generally being on hand to help out. The work on show was varied, and in general gave a good idea of the breadth of book art.
The Society Bookbinders gave demonstrations of traditional book binding skills. www.societyofbookbinders.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Marsden from South London is a textile designer who knits vibrant colourful books email@example.com www.madebymrsm.
Jean Mold Hart produces the most exquiste handmade papers and then creates bookis which have a brooding atmosphere. Her work has a wonderful texture, and I particuarly liked her book called Penelope, based on the ancient myth. This piece was linked to a series about the first World War.
Karen Apps setting up. The small bears proved to be very popular. Karen showed work alongside Janet Bradley and Margaret Cooter. Carolyn Trants work is in the background.
I catch a moment of sunshine as the event gets under way Friday morning
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.