The Second Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair

Emily Speed

More to do this weekend and there’s the Piazza art market on Sunday too

The Second Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair
at the A Foundation Coach Shed, Greenland Street.

Saturday 20 June 2009 12.00 to 18.00
Sunday 21 June 2009 12.00 to 17.00

Meet artists, illustrators and small presses from across the UK showcasing a selection of artists’ books, comics, zines and paper based works. Buy works of art from as little as £1.

Exhibitors include: Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Hot Bed Bookstars, Brickface Press, Café Royal, Camp Yellow, Carson & Miller, Compromise Comics Enterprise, Holly Cooke, Sophie Cottingham, Doodlezine, Tracey Eastham, Francis Elliot, Erpen, Gemma Frearson, Fourdown, Stephen Fowler, Bec Garland, Simon Goode, Hestan Isle Press, Lee Jay, Lindsey Jenkinson, Calum F Kerr, LJMU Graphic Arts, Mary Lundquist, Desdemona McCannon, Jo Moore, Amy Jo Nolan, Nellie Designs, North Wales School of Art & Design, Pitville Press, Richard Proffitt, Phiona Richards, Laura Robertson, Emily Speed, Emma Steele, Eleanor Suggett, Bret Syfert, Kali Taylor-Mittman, Unrealised Projects, Alan Williams, Wirral Metropolitan College

There will be an accompanying program of activities, readings & performances throughout the weekend.

Events & Activities

Saturday 12-6pm: Calum F Kerr – ‘That Was 2004. This Is Now’. Throughout the day Calum will be wearing the Book Coat, a portable garment containing over 50 individual artist-made books, many for sale. He will also discuss the activities of the Artists’ Association of Autonomous Book Arts & Magazines, a project where since 2004 artist-made books are presented in a performative manner.

Saturday 2pm: Kit Hammonds – ‘Publish & Be Damned: Going Live’
Publish and be Damned demonstrates individual approaches to making and distributing the work of artists, writers and musicians outside of the commercial mainstream. They have also produced a number of performances and talks related to publishing, distribution and DIY media channels. Going Live was first performed at Tate Britain earlier this year.

Saturday 3-5pm: Carson & Miller will be playing ‘A Game We Made Up’ and invite you to come and watch or to play along with them.
The game is based around the simple selection of cards and the asking and answering of questions.


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