NEW WAVE

The Centre for Fine Print Research Book Arts: New Wave: artists' publishing in the 21st Century
15th – 19th September, 2009
School of Creative Arts, University of West England, Bristol, UK

 

Two of our zines Tweak, Tweaked, Tweet and Good Evening, good evening. So nice of you to come all this way were included in The Centre for Fine Print Research Book Arts: New Wave: artists' publishing in the 21st Century, an exhibition demonstrating examples of concepts and formats of artists' publishing.

Louise Jennison
Tweak, Tweaked, Tweet
2009
A 10 X 42cm, six-page concertina B&W zine with a string tie

Australian birds drawn with pen and ink by Louise and featured in neat formation. Birds include the Grey Currawong, Willie Wagtail, and the Brown Cuckoo-dove.

Gracia Haby
Good evening, good evening. So nice of you to come all this way
2008
A 15cm X 10.5cm, 32-page colour and B&W zine with a bright red cover card and cardboard back, with a glued spine

Receive a little love with your cabbage roll; comb the lawns of Killarney in Ireland; and break a few roof tiles in Stockholm. A zine featuring original collage postcards and their imagined correspondence.

Gracia Haby, Spirits Low, 2012, postcard collage

 
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The Centre for Fine Print Research Book Arts: New Wave: artists' publishing in the 21st Century, 2009, School of Creative Arts, University of West England, Bristol, UK (Images courtesy: Sarah Bodman / Tom Sowden

The Centre for Fine Print Research Book Arts: New Wave: artists' publishing in the 21st Century, 2009, School of Creative Arts, University of West England, Bristol, UK (Images courtesy: Sarah Bodman / Tom Sowden

This exhibition forms part of a two-year AHRC funded research project which aims to extend and sustain critical debate of what constitutes an artist’s book in the 21st Century — in order to propose an inclusive structure for the academic study, artistic practice and historical appreciation of the artist’s book. New Wave is an exhibition demonstrating examples of concepts and formats of artists' publishing. The exhibition is displayed over two rooms, a hands-on room of 133 artists' books, and a reference book reading room of contextual publications, alongside which we are showing copies of altered Artist's Book Tree diagrams from our online artists’ books survey.

New Wave

Sarah Bodman / Tom Sowden