Sunday, 13 March 2011

Leeds Artist Book Fair

ABC@BIAD went up to Leeds to sell our wares at what was a really good Artist Book Fair. We all really enjoyed the weekend and got to meet some very talented and friendly people. We also got some great positive feedback on our work which was really important to us all. A book fair is a really good way to test your work on your market audience- you can see if the people you think will like your work actually do like it, and you can also find out what needs improving and what is already good. There was so much lovely work there that I probably bought nearly as much as I sold, but who needs a student loan!!

The book fair was two rooms within Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds, which is a beautiful building. It was really roomy but still really packed. Leeds clearly is a good place for a handmade and artist book scene.

Tris and our table

Despite our best efforts at getting people to give us their work or bring it to the fair themselves our table ended up quite roomy. So next time PLEASE bring your work guys, we need more to sell!!

Chloe x

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