Next week I get to take a trip to Norwich, to attend the first ever Turn the Page Artists’ Book Symposium. It will also be the first time I have shared my case study research outside of institutional walls. The opportunity comes during my third year, with the ‘big write up’ biting at my heels.
My talk will be part of the following panel:
11.20am-1pm – Panel One Collaborative Spaces
Siobhan Britton – The Artist/Librarian and Artists’ Books
Angie Butler – Book Arts Party: collaboration in book arts practice
Noriko Suzuki-Bosco – The Library of Re-Claimed Books
Gemma Meek – Socially Engaged Book Art: Collaborative Production in the Workshop
This promises to be an exciting venture, and I am keen to hear the various perspectives on collaborative processes. I have also just started a placement at the British Library around their poetry pamphlet collection, with both Britton’s and Suzuki-Bosco’s work presenting some interesting comments on the contemporary situation of library collections. The fair is also host to some wonderful stalls, and I hope to catch Test Centre to hear about their latest poetry publications!
Its set to be an exciting couple of days, and I believe there are still tickets available…