Image credit: Wideyed, 'Foreign Bodies' photographer's book
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June 2013 / 10.00 – 18.00
For two days only, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art plays host to a national two-day Artists’ Book Fair. The North East Photography Network has been invited to participate by organiser Theresa Easton and is delighted to take this opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of contemporary photography book-work. NEPN is pleased to be partnering with Side Gallery and photographer/producer Aaron Guy on the production of the event.
We are interested in presenting high quality publications and editions, reflecting the breadth of practice in this area from handmade books, zines, newspapers, published and self-published issues, to the more traditional ‘photobook.’
Digital Photobook presentation, 10.30-11.30am, Level 1 Cinema Space
There will be a screening presenting new forms of digital publishing at 10.30-11.30 on both days in the Cinema space.
Photography ‘reading group’ discussion, Saturday 16 June, 3-4pm, Level 1 Cinema Space
Join us for a discussion around traditional and new forms of photographic publishing in our ‘photo lounge.’ All welcome.
Tables are available for collectives, artists, publishers and distributors. Tables will need to be ‘manned’ at all times where sales are desired. Table sizes are 90x180cm.
We are also able to showcase up to 3 publications per individual photographer/artist on independent tables. These cannot be sold on the day, unless the creator or representative is present, however business cards/information can be displayed and connections made to potential buyers.
In line with the wider event, there is a submission process in place. Individual book submissions are free; however SAEs must be included if they are to be returned. If not they will be donated to BALTIC Library and Archive or NEPN.
We have extended the deadline for publication submissions to 3 June 2013. Please get in touch with any queries.
Please provide the following information (please do not send publications at this point) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Press/Publisher/Collective/Photographer name (table request)
- Photographer/Artist name (individual submissions)
- Details of works you wish to present including brief information on format, dimensions, content, title(s).
- Short Description of your practice or press.
- Up to 5 low res images of the work or those reasonably representative of your work
- Full contact details including email address, website/social media
- How did you find out about the artists’ book fair?
We are also looking for volunteers to help us with the invigilation and organization of the event. If you are interested in contemporary photo book works and practice or being involved with cultural events please get in touch: email@example.com Half day time slots will be allocated which means there is no need for you to miss out on enjoying the rest of the Fair. Volunteers will need to attend a briefing with BALTIC staff on 31 May, further details will be provided by NEPN once your expression of interest is received.
BALTIC celebrates the Festival of the North East and becomes a market place of exhibiting bookstalls within Quay on Level 2, with additional opportunities to have a go at bookmaking and experience some Bibliotherapy from Lucy May Schofield in a Citroen Van and mobile library. Also on display is The Sunderland Book Project offering visitors the chance to explore the city through the medium of artist’s books; The Book Apothecary, a travelling museum of book art encased in suitcases, as well as sculpted bookwork from Cleveland College of Art. The Festival of the North East is a month long celebration of the region’s creativity and innovation, jam packed with over 200 events happening in every part of England’s North East during June 2013.
More information on the project can be found at: http://theresaeaston.wordpress.com/baltic-artists-book-fair-14th-15th-june-2013/