Celebrating artist books

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is staging a number of events to coincide with the 16th International Artist Book Fair, which takes place at the University on 8-9 March.

The International Artist Book Fair takes place in the Parkinson Court on:

Friday 8 March, 12-6pm
Saturday 9 March, 10am-5pm

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is running the following exhibitions and events alongside the Fair.  All are free and only the 'Be a Bookie' workshop places need to be booked in advance.

Special Display: Herbert Read and Artist Books

4 March -27 April 2013
On display in the Gallery will be a selection of artist's books acquired by the poet, art historian, and critic Sir Herbert Read through his connections with artists such as Alberto Burri, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Man Ray.  The Library holds Sir Herbert's 14,000-volume library as well as his archive of artworks, photographs and original correspondence.

Curating Artist Books: From Facebook to Doctoral Degree

Friday 8 March 2013, 10.30am
Talk by Louise Atkinson (artist, bookmaker, curator and research student at the University) on the Artist Book Collective and the process of curating book art through social media collaborations.

'Pause on the Landing': Patrick Caulfield's homage to Tristram Shandy

Friday 8 March 2013, 11.15am
Talk by Patrick Wildgust (curator, Shandy Hall, Coxwold) on Patrick Caulfield's homage to Tristram Shandy and the Laurence Sterne Trust.

Collaborative Projects and Collections

Saturday 9 March 2013, 2pm
Talk by AMBruno, a group of artist bookmakers.

Reproductions I

Saturday 9 March 2013, 2.45pm
Talk by Dr Sharon Kivland (Sheffield Hallam University) on cataloguing and archiving a personal collection of postcards, cuttings, magazines, and other printed material.

Be a Bookie!: Create your own books

Friday 8 March 2013, 2-4pm
Saturday 9 March 2013, 1-3pm
An informal, hands-on workshop on basic book-binding techniques.  Suitable for ages 6+.
Places for the workshop are free but need to be booked in advance by email, phone (0113 343 2778) or online.

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