Wow, time flies! The 7th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair is nearly upon us. The fun kicks off with an exciting morning of talks by national and internationally renowned book artists who will be talking about their collaborations/joint projects. Chaired by Sarah Bodman of UWE Bristol, and featuring Angie Butler, (Letterpress Etiquette Network), Susan Kruse, (Library of Lost Books), Michelle Rowley, (Wirral Met and Utah College exchange) and Nancy Campbell, (collaboration with Doverodde, Denmark).
Anthony Ratcliffe will kick off procedings at 10am on Friday with a talk and tour of his show of woodcuts in the lovely Special Collections Gallery.
The talks cost just £10. (Hot Bed Members and MMU students are only £5). Please let us know if you intend to come to the talks and you can pay on the door. Numbers are strictly limited but we will reserve places.
The Book Fair itself starts from 2pm to 7pm at The Holden Gallery, and also 11am – 5pm on Saturday 13th October. Admission is free and we are hoping for good crowds. Lots of lovely artist books and zines for sale direct from the artists, and it is always a wonder at how affordable the beautiful books are.