BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair, special exhibitions: CCAD graduates, Lucy May Schofield, The Sunderland Book Project & North East Photography Network

14 Jun
Applied Arts Cleveland College of Art & Design

Applied Arts Cleveland College of Art & Design

Fresh from their Degree show in Hartlepool, Graduates from Cleveland College of Art & Design have successfully installed their book work in the Archive & Library in BALTIC.  The work is a reconfiguration of the exhibition ‘Don’t Judge a Book by the cover’ curated for Empty Shop, Durham in December 2012.  Work by Leanne Howard, Amy-Rose Tucker, Alison Murphy, Jenny Robinson, Lucy Addison, Sarah Davidson, Tracey Lou Gilmore-George, Jessica Langford, Carely Pearson & Kimberley Shields is on show until 23rd June as part of the Fabulous Books Fantastic Places project.



Lucy May Schofield & BABL

The Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library (BABL)  provides visitors with a space to express their needs, fears, habits, anxieties, disorders and desires, a place to offload their worries to a stranger. Visitors then receive a tailored prescription of Artists’ publications appropriate to their woes, in hope of providing some comfort, direction, empathy or humour.

Lucy will be on hand to deliver her Bibliotherapy on Level 1 in BALTIC.

The Sunderland Book Project comes to town comprising of 62 hand made books based on the city of Sunderland from over 70 contributors from around the world.  Its an opportunity to browse the library of books, discovery some hidden stories of Sunderland and be inspired to make your own contribution as the project gears up for its next venue!

Sunderland Book Project

Also travelling in from Sunderland is North East Photography Network showcasing the vibrancy of contemporary photography book-work.  NEPN is pleased to be partnering with Side Gallery and photographer/producer Aaron Guy on the production of their  involvement in the event.


Exhibiting contributions include Wideyed,  an independent artist-led collective based in the North East of England. Founded in February 2008 by Lucy Carolan, Richard Glynn and Louise Taylor, the group is dedicated to creating, curating and promoting compelling contemporary photography for exhibition and cross-media publication. The self-initiated projects and creative collaborations the collective undertakes lead to the production and innovative dissemination of new works. Its photographers have played active roles in international photography festivals, received awards and bursaries, participated in international arts residencies, worked on commission, and exhibited from England to India.

“We are presenting high quality publications and editions, reflecting the breadth of practice in this area from handmade books, zines, newspapers, published and self-published issues, to the more traditional ‘photobook.’ Join us in our temporary photo-book lounge for the chance to see all this and more.” NEPN

Drop in Sessions:

Digital Photo-book presentation, 10.30-11.30am, Cinema Space

There will be a screening presenting new forms of digital publishing at 10.30-11.30 on both days in the Cinema space.


Photography Reading Group session, Saturday 16 June, 3-4pm, Cinema Space

Join us for a discussion around traditional and new forms of photographic publishing in our temporary photo-book lounge.  All welcome.


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