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All Artists Books

You can browse through all books in the gallery here, which appear in the order in which they are added. 

Hilke Kurzke

Folklórico

The flowing dresses and swirling colours of folklórico are the main influence of the visuals of the book

Hilke Kurzke

The Smiley Oracle

Colourful mini book investigating content and how it relates to the reader

Hilke Kurzke

Absences

Absences is a flash fiction story about a woman noticing missing items. Different explanations are sought, with a surprising twist in the end.

Mireille Ribiere

Pockets for Women

20 Nov, 2021 —  5 Jan, 2022
This is a concertina book with folded origami pockets made from specially selected papers. Each pocket contains a quote on the subject of women and/or pockets, some amusing and some thought-provoking. There has been much debate of late around the subject of women’s clothing and its lack of pockets, entailing a need to carry bags of some sort. This especially came to light around the time of Covid 19, when cash was hardly used and a credit or debut card was all that was needed, and who needs a handbag for that? It turns out that women have been thinking about the need for pockets for many years, and the quotations I found inspired me to make this book, which has been very well-received, mostly by women of course! It is a part of my practice looking at women’s issues in general, although hopefully in a playful manner. A variable unlimited edition.

Pat Hodson

Spirit Animals

20 Nov, 2021 —  5 Jan, 2022
I was given a book of 18th century woodcut animals. They seemed too engaging to stay locked up in the book so I wrote a description of each one and turned them into a Spirit Animal game. Each pack of Spirit Animal Cards contains 35 cards with descriptions of different animals written my me. Cards are chosen at random allowing chance to play a part in divining your spirit animal. All the descriptions were written by me to a standardised format devised by me: for example, the peacock is resurrection and wise vision. Being beautiful, its ugly feet remind us to seek the whole picture. Use your intuition and inner beauty.

Pat Hodson

Glisten

20 Nov, 2021 —  5 Jan, 2022
A book with an integral box. The box is tactile and invites you to open it and look inside

Joan Higgins

The Alchemy of the Bog

20 Nov, 2021 —  5 Jan, 2022
For many centuries, family life in Ireland centred upon the cutting of turf, on the peat bogs, for fuel and cooking and the essentials of daily living. This book is about the formation of the peat bogs of Ireland and the treasures they hold.

Batool Showghi

Fragments

Exploring themes of cultural heritage, memory, identity and loss in very personal ways. Creating and constructing a family album based on my impressions from home and my town Ahvaz in Iran.

Batool Showghi

Walls and Surfaces

My multidisciplinary approach to the artists’ book and other mixed media work involve photography, illustration, painting and textiles. All of which are employed to explore themes of cultural heritage, memory, identity and loss in very personal ways.

Paul Johnson

Magic House

Inspired by manor houses illustrated in medieval books of hours

Paul Johnson

Tree House

My aim was to make it pleasing from whatever angle it is viewed, including from above.

Bernard Fairhurst

Gathered Gatherings

A one-off handmade book with an online printed A6 limited edition. The handmade book is a traditional hardback book made for the theme Gather and exploring the things we collect and hold onto that are both worthless and priceless.

Bernard Fairhurst

Eh is not for Apple

A handmade second edition of an earlier handmade book which was processed into an online printed limited edition made in response to the theme Alphabet.

Frances Day

Fibonacci

Fibonacci is a book that celebrates the brilliant mathematician who changed our world, and the wonderful things in nature that show the beauty of the Fibonacci sequence to which he gave his name.

Frances Day

No Thing So Ordinary

Inspired by a quote from the physicist Lee Smolin, this is a book that explores the extraordinary that is found by studying the ordinary.

Antoinette Moorby

Dia de los Muertos

This tells the story of the Mexican festival of Day of the Dead, which takes place on the 1st and 2nd of November. Researching the subject took me back 3000 years to its origins in Pre-Colombian Mesoamerica and rituals of honouring the dead. 

Antoinette Moorby

Winged

I wanted to incorporate movement into this book and so landed on the idea of pop-up and a flock of birds taking flight. The book only consists of one double spread page and end papers. The mechanism for the pop-up is a basic acute angle V fold, with 3 of these one behind the other.