“B for Book” Exhibition

From the 28th of June to 19th of July

Our Summer 2024 exhibition focuses on the significant role of books in shaping culture and personal growth through storytelling. Books serve as timeless conduits for narratives, knowledge, and enlightenment, bridging past, present, and future.

Unlike digital media, books are tangible artefacts, held, shared, and cherished over time, preserving a wealth of information. They ignite imagination, nurture creativity, and facilitate idea-sharing, often transcending mere functionality to become cherished objects of beauty.

Book arts represent a diverse landscape of creativity, weaving together storytelling, visual artistry, and craftsmanship to create unique and captivating works. Beyond mere vessels of information, book arts celebrate the fusion of form and content, inviting audiences to engage with art and literature in innovative and interactive ways.

The “B for Book” exhibition has been curated by Sarah Bodman*, who kindly lent us a portion of her artists’ books archive at the Centre for Print Research, UWE Bristol.

The 100+ bookworks on display have been created by national and international artists. Come along and discover works by:

Ioulia Akhmadeeva – Mexico.

Craig Atkinson – UK.

Boabooks – Switzerland.

Jeremy Dixon – UK.

Zenon Fajfer – Poland.

Caren Florance – Australia.

Gloria Glitzer – Germany.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison – Australia. Imi Maufe – Norway.

Sarah Nicholls – USA.

Lina Nordenström – Sweden.

Otto – France.

Elisabeth Tonnard – the Netherlands. Barrie Tullett – UK.

Corinne Welch – UK.
and many more…

Opening Hours

Private View Friday 28th: 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th: 10:30am – 5pm

Monday – Wednesday: by appointment only

The exhibition also launches the weekend of BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event which runs Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June (11-5pm each day) at
UWE Bristol’s Bower Ashton campus.

Free event all welcome.


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