Deadline: 01/10/2023

Venue: Kirkby Gallery  |  City: Kirkby, Knowsley  |  Region: Merseyside  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Liverpool Book Art

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Call for Participants: Liverpool Book Art is excited to announce a one-day Artists' Book Fair will be held at Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley on Friday 3rd November 2023. There will be around 20 tables of artists' work for sale. FREE to participating artists! Applications are invited from individual book artists; artist collectives & groups; small press publishers; and colleges/universities.

Liverpool Book Art is inviting submissions for tables at the Kirkby Artists Book Fair. We are excited that the Fair will form part of a week-long celebration of artists books.

The exhibition 'CRAFTED' opens at Kirkby Gallery on 30th October. It is a selling exhibition of works by a range of creatives, including several book artists. Participating artists have already been selected. Liverpool Book Art and Kirkby Gallery are celebrating and promoting Book Art throughout the opening week of the exhibiton.

There will be a one-day Book Art Fair on Friday 3rd November, and we are excited to announce that due to our unique partnership there will be no stall fees for the Fair. With around 20 tables available we are looking to showcase a diversity of approaches and artist practices, for sale at a range of prices.

Kirkby Gallery and Liverpool Book Art intend that all of the week beginning 30th October will be a celebration of Book Art. The first floor of the Kirkby Centre contains both the Gallery and the popular Kirkby Library. We are seeking 'handling copies' of book art to be available throughout the week for people to discover and explore, under the supervision of Kirkby Gallery staff. Please let us know if you are willing to provide copies.

We also plan to offer daily book art workshops throuhout the week (plus talks and demonstrations). This is school half-term, so we will be offering workshops for both children and adults. 

This Call is for the Fair ONLY. If you wish to run a workshop, please apply via the separate CuratorSpace call.

Venue Address: The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Individual book artists; artist collectives & groups; small press publishers; colleges/universities.
What information should I submit?
In your description please include:
• a brief description of yourself and your artistic practice - maximum 250 words
• media used
• an idea of the cost of your items

Images of your art:
• Upload a maximum of 5 images
• By uploading these images you give your permission for Liverpool Book Art and Kirkby Gallery to use them on our websites, social media pages and in publicity for the fair.
When is the deadline?
1st October 2023
How much does it cost?
There is no fee for participating in the Fair
Are there payments to artists?
Is there a private view / opening?
What are the Fair opening hours?
The Fair will be open to the public from 10.30 to 16.30. The Kirkby Centre is open from 10.00 to 17.00. Arrangements will be in place for early get-in and late get-out for stallholders.
Does the location have disabled access?
The Gallery is on the first floor, with lift and stair access
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The Fair will be jointly publicised by Liverpool Book Art and Kirkby Gallery, via B.A.N.; our own website and Facebook pages; printed flyers distributed locally and at other artist book fairs; a press campaign; and other arts & culture newsletters.
Do I need to be present?
Yes. We do not have people available to staff a table on your behalf.

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