Sat 3 Nov – THE BOOK ARTS FAIR @ HOFS
This one day event will present works by 24 artists presenting, discussing and selling their ‘artists books’, which might be one-off works, limited editions or art books. The selection will demonstrate a rich and varied response to working with art and the book as each artist has a unique perspective in understanding this medium. The event will offer the visitor much to think about – from the craft of a traditional hand bound book/journal, to the book as a sculptural object.
The idea was also to allow the artists to meet each other and form a network within the South East area. Participants will be attending from London, Essex and Suffolk.
The Appliance Hall offers a light and airy venue where the visitor may well be surprised to find a variety of interpretations to the idea of book arts, and will appeal to anyone interested in, and curious, about art and/or books.
The Fair is organised by artists Chris Ruston and Jane Woollatt who both have a studio space at the newly renovated Hadleigh Old Fire Station, and have worked collaboratively for the past ten years. Having to reduce their studio space led them to think about a smaller scale artwork, and combined with their passion for books, the idea came about to organise the Fair.
Open between 10am-5pm.
Bo Mi Moon
Hadleigh Old Fire Station / High Street, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2P