Liverpool Artists' Book Fair and Exhibition 2014

Deadline: 18/03/2014  |  Published: 24/02/2014  |  Venue: Liverpool Central Library  |  City: Liverpool  |  Region: Merseyside  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Liverpool Book Art

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Liverpool Book Art are excited to announce that we have two major events taking place in the summer of 2014. Liverpool Book Art is seeking artists to take part in the first major Liverpool Artists' Book Fair to be held in the spectacular refurbished Liverpool Central Library on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July 2014. There will be around 30 tables of artists' work for sale. Liverpool Book Art is also inviting artists to take part in an exhibition of artists' books in Liverpool Central Library leading up to the Liverpool Artists' Book Fair. Based in the Hornby Library, this will open on 2nd June and continue until 6th July 2014.

Submissions for the fair, exhibition or both are welcome, but must be made separately. Also be aware that the Exhibition will still be on during the Fair, so any unique works included in the Exhibition can’t also be shown on your Fair table.

LIVERPOOL ARTISTS’ BOOK FAIR

Liverpool Book Art is inviting submissions for tables for the first Liverpool Artists' Book Fair. We are excited for the fair to be held at the referbished Liverpool Central Library on Friday 4th July (11am-6pm) and Saturday 5th July (10am-5pm) in the Discover area, located on the ground floor.

With around 30 tables available we are looking to showcase a diversity of approaches and artist practices, for sale at a range of prices. We  want to focus on unique and limited edition works (including sculptural works), rather than small press publications or zines.

Submissions will be selected by the Liverpool Book Art team and Central Library Staff.

Submission details

  •  Price of table for both days £70

In your description please include:

  • a brief description of yourself and your artistic practice - maximimum 250 words
  • media used
  • an idea of the cost of your items

Images of your art:

  • Upload a maximum of 3 images
  • By uploading these images you give your permission for Liverpool Book Art to use them on the website, social media pages and in publicity for the fair. 

Please complete the 'artists’ book fair' form on the 'Make a Submission' tab with all of the relevant information. We will contact you after the deadline to let you know if you have successfully secured a table and to request payment. 

LIVERPOOL ARTISTS' BOOK EXHIBITION

Liverpool Book Art is inviting submissions from artists who wish to participate in the first major Liverpool Artists' Book Exhibition being held in the Liverpool Central Library. Based in the Horby Library, the exhibition will open on 2nd June and continue until 6th July 2014. The exhibition is available to view during library opening hours and entry is free.

Alongside a range of submitted contempory artists’ book the exhibition will combine examples by early artists’ works and fine bookbinding from the Library’s specialist collection. We want the exhibition to celebrate excellence and creativity, and to increase interest and appreciation of artists’ books.

Submission details 

  • There is no submission fee
  • artists may submit up to 3 pieces maximum

In your description please include:

  • a brief description of yourself and your artistic practice - maximum 250 words
  • media used
  • the dimensions of your items -maximum 140cm (L) x 48cm (W) x 28cm (H)
  • whether your items are for sale or not
  • the selling price of your items, if for sale

Please note we expect to include multiple items by different artists within several of the display cases

Images of your art:

  • Upload a maximum of 2 images per item (and a maximum of 3 items)
  • By uploading these images you give your permission for Liverpool Book Art to use them on the website, social media pages and in publicity for the fair.

Delivery Costs

  • All delivery and insurance costs to and from the Exhibition are the responsibility of the artists and complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

Please complete the '2D/3D artwork' form on the 'Make a Submission' tab with all of the relevant information for your exhibition submission. We will contact you after the deadline to let you know if you have successfully secured a place.

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artist book makers.
When is the deadline?
17/03/2014
How much does it cost?
Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair tables cost £70 for both days.
Submission for the Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibition is free but artists will be responsible for all delivery insurance costs to and from the Exhibition.

Entry for the public for both the fair and the exhibition is free.
What are the fair and exhibition opening hours?
The Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair will be held over 2 days; Friday 4th July (11am-8pm), Saturday 5th July (10am-6pm 2014).
The Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibition will open on 2nd June and run until 6th July. The exhibition will be open during Liverpool Central Library opening hours (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-5pm)
Where is the event taking place? Does the location have disabled access?
The Liverpool Central Library is in the heart of the city centre, on William Brown Street, between the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum, and just a few hundred metres from Liverpool Lime Street, the main train station. http://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library/central-library/
The library has excellent disabled access.
What other events and opportunities will be taking place?
Free workshops will also be taking place on the Saturday of the Fair.

The dates of the Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair coincide with the opening weekend of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, which will attract a significant number of art-lovers to the city. Over 10 weeks, the Biennial attracts more than 500,000 visitors to the city! http://biennial.com/

Liverpool’s International Festival for Business (IFB) is also taking place at the same time as Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair and Exhibition. This festival is the largest global concentration of business events during 2014, and runs across 7 weeks in June and July. It will attract hundreds of thousands of business delegates and trade intermediaries from around the world. As well as having ‘creative and digital industries’ as one of its main themes, IFB will also have a Cultural programme. http://www.ifb2014.com/Default.aspx
We are delighted that our events will be promoted through both the Biennial and the International Festival for Business.

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