The market is a wonderful event that I’ve been proud to exhibit at for the last three years. This year look out for Stichill Marigold Press (run by poet and former merchant seaman Leonard McDermid - also once my primary school art teacher!), Visual Arts in Rural Communities and of course the impassioned presswork of organiser Theresa Easton. Full programme info below.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead plays host to an annual national two-day Artists’ Book Market. Over 40 national and regional artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work direct to the public.
This two-day event is FREE and accompanied by a series of artists’ interventions: BALTIC Freelance Artist, Bethan Maddocks will be delivering a free drop in 3D pop-up book workshop on Saturday. Sunday Nicola Singh plans to engage book market visitors with an evolving page projected onto the wall of the book-market. Foundation Press will be bringing their Risograph Printer for both days, working collaboratively with visiting artists in their pop up space on Level 1, creating a new body of work in performance and print.
Exhibitors include: Kitbooks, Shoddy: a disability art project, GINNY, Simon Moreton, Tamsin Daisy Rees, BBB Book Collective, Gemma Lacey/Red Plate Press, Kerry Douglas and Gillian Stewart, Stroud Artist Books, Jessie Churchill, Andrew Robinson & Andrea Campomanes, Andrea Allan, Hestan Isle Press, Elizabeth Jardine Godwin, BookCasePress, Chloe Spicer, Julie Macbean, Visual Arts in Rural Communities, Nancy Campbell, Newcastle University, As Yet Untitled, Stichill Marigold Press, Malcolm Gibson and Rachel Gibson, Roncadora Press, MA Book Arts at Camberwell College - University of the Arts London, Heather Prescott, Michelle Holland, Z.A.M, Less Than Five Hundred Press, Greyscale Poetry Zine, Asterisk Collective*, Kate Jackson, POUR-ZINE, Anne Proctor, Moonkwayk Studio, paperwallah, Hazel Terry, Sue Bennet, SideburnedPoet, Katie Forrester, Editions, Bertrand Bracaval, Theresa Easton.