Sat 25 Feb, 11am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm. Free entry.
Artists’ BookMarket brings its annual two day celebration of artists’ books and artist-led publishing into the galleries. Enjoy a programme of talks and workshops and browse the stalls of work available for sale from this rich area of art practice for which Edinburgh, and its art college, are a recognised national centre.
Participants come from far and wide to take part. Be part of a clued-in audience and take the opportunity to find some affordable and special editions to get your collection going.
Featuring work by: AGLU, And Collective, Anupa Gardner, Book Transformations, Book Works, C.A. Hiley, Cécile Simonis, Chloe Spicer with Object Book, David Faithfull, Deirdre Macleod, Edinburgh and Elsewhere, Edinburgh League of Comics, Elaine Fullerton, Entropie Books, Essence Press, Foxhole magazine, Gillian Stewart, Gordian Projects, Guy Bigland, Hazel Terry. Jane Hyslop, Joanna Robson, John Taylor, Julia Barton, Kate Foster, Kerry Douglas, Kyle Nathan Brown, Less Than Five Hundred Press, Liz Mathews, Longbarrow Press, MA Book Arts, MÄ Harel, Mhairi Braden, Michelle Holland, Moschatel Press, Peony Gent, Rachel Hazell, Sarah Patterson, Skerrypress, Stichill Marigold Press, The Artist Book Group, The Book Tree Press, The Caseroom Press, Theresa Easton, Tricia Willder, Visual Arts in Rural Communities, Weproductions, Z.A.M.
Talks are free and no booking is required; a charge is made for workshops – please book these through the links below.
children’s workshop Hazel Terry – ‘Pinwheel and Revealer Books’.
11am–12pm and 12.30–13.30pm
Suitable for aged 7+, £6+booking fee.
Book for 11am–12noon workshop here Book for 12.30–1.30pm workshop here
Make simple origami style books with a range of materials. See what can be in the owl’s tummy, and have fun with moving arms, legs and wings! Book for either workshop.
talk Rachel Hazell – Making Sense: Binding Together.
2pm just drop in
Drawing on notes from twenty years as The Travelling Bookbinder, Rachel Hazell shares her beliefs about how everyone has a book inside them and the transformative power of bookart.
talk Jane Hyslop – The Gardens | Edinburgh’ and ‘After the Storm’
2.45pm just drop in.
This illustrated talk will focus on two recent projects that explore gardens and wild places in and around Edinburgh in which artist’s books are key constituents. It will explain the context of each body of work, the research behind it and processes involved.
talk ‘Artistic Research & Writing: how artists make through text, sound and image’
3.30pm just drop in
Tracy Mackenna, Lise Olsen, Hari MacMillan and Stuart McAdam from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee present a selection of projects coming out of Dundee’s art school which take in fragmented journies, John Berger and GPS.
talk David Faithfull
4.15pm just drop in
An attention to landscape and the environment underpins Faithfull’s work. In this talk he shares his project ‘Alchemical Aviary’, a 2016 artists’ book installation for Fife’s Cupar Arts Festival.
talk and screening Liz Mathews ‘The moment that holds you’
5pm just drop in.
Liz Mathews introduces her film which is drawn from her artist’s books setting poems by Jeremy Hooker. Enjoy the blending of visual and sound poetry in this 24 minute meditation.
children’s workshop Deirdre Macleod – Drawing from the City.
Suitable for aged 7+. £4+booking fee. Book here
Working with architectural drawings and other images of the city, visual artist Deirdre Macleod will show you how to make a simple folded book of your own drawings, using tracing paper and mapping pens.
workshop Charlotte Rimmer (And Collective) – Make your own book.
£3+booking fee. Book here
This workshop for adults and children 10+ years explores the space at the Fruitmarket Gallery through short drawing exercises. Participants will get an insight into laying out, binding and creating books as a group.
talk Chloe Spicer – Becoming The Book: DNA as Data Storage
4pm just drop in
Chloe’s life ambition is to become a book. Join her to explore how and why you might become a book, focussing on the particular attraction and implications of customising our DNA with our literary choices….