BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair – Homeward Bound Books, Lydia Wysocki & Brittany Coxon, Sara Wicks & The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize.

11 Jun
Homeward Bound Books

Homeward Bound Books

These quirky books are made from collected, found and reused papers.  The books are already worn and provide an inspiring place to record important things.  Homeward Bound Books

Lydia Wysocki

Lydia Wysocki

Lydia makes self-published small press books that are humorous.  Some are laugh out loud, others are not.   Some have hand-stitched bindings and others have an ISBN.

Brittany Coxon

Brittany Coxon

Brittany makes comics of varying sizes but really enjoys mini comics. She aims to have a papercut art book finished and ready to show off at the fair along with said mini comics. She also makes stationery and greetings cards and has contributed to a few Paper Jam Comics Collective anthologies.

Sara Wicks

Sara Wicks

“I make unique and limited edition books which are very handmade in feel through the use of layered papers and incorporation of drawing, collage, and mono-printed fragments. Recently I have been making photocopied versions of these to have an affordable component to my output but these still retain a tactile quality through the use of fragile papers and hand embellishment. Sometimes I make pieces which have a sculptural format but still utilize text and familiar narratives.

My work usually has a narrative structure and imagery inspired by things seen and imagined. Since 2008 I have exhibited at book fairs at the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, and Handmade and Bound fairs in London and Whitstable, showing with colleagues from U.C,A. ”  Sara Wicks

Shieffield International Artist's Book Prize

Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize

The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is open to makers of artist’s books from anywhere in the world: it is free to enter, visitors to the exhibition vote for the main prize winner and all books submitted feature in the accompanying exhibition.

Participants are encouraged to donate their entries to our growing collection, which is available for research and touring to exhibitions and fairs.

Through the Prize, Exhibitions and Collection we aim to increase awareness of and access to this medium. 2013 sees the fourth edition of the prize – entries close 31 July – exhibition staged in October and November.

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