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BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market

Sat 21 Apr 11.00-18.00

Saturday 21 April 11.00-18.00 FREE Drop-in

BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market launches for the first time on Saturday 21 April, with over 50 artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, printmakers, artist’s groups and zine makers selling their work. This expanded version of the annual Artists' Book Market is a great opportunity to meet artists and browse a wide range of affordable artworks. Artist-led activities and performances will also accompany this special one-day event.

BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market will include:

Artists' Book Club (ABC) / Andrea Allan / Ashington District Star / Kristyna Baczynski / BBB Books / Collective / Mark Beechill / Guy Bigland / Shona Branigan / Hugh Bryden / Nancy Campbell / Jessie Churchill / Katy Cole / Nicola Connor / Corridor8 / Daniel Dale / Mike Davidson / Theresa Easton / Peter J Evans / Francis Fitzgerald / Ross Frew / Natalie Frost / Peter and Frances Grant / Greyscale Poetry Zine and SUBS magazine / John Harrison / Alexander Hetherington / Ella Holder / Rachael House / Jawbone Jawbone / Nicola Maxwell / Newbridge Books / Newcastle University / Northumberland College / Northumbria University / Pete Kennedy / Paper Jam Comics Collective / Pathetic Babies / Shinyoung Park / Synchronise Witches Press / Tamsin Rees / Kathryn Robertson / Chloe Spicer / Stichill Marigold Press / Jacqueline Thomas / Debra Thompson / Transition Editions / Sarah Tulloch / University Centre Farnborough / Andy Walton / Swirl / Andrew Waugh / Ellen Welsh / Eileen White / Women Artists of the North East Library / Lydia Wysocki

BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market events, performances and activities:

11.00-16.00
Foundation Press, Level 1
Visit Foundation Press throughout the day to see their work and chat about UNBOUND, an ongoing series of print performances developed specifically for bookshops and book fairs. UNBOUND uses Risograph printing to explore imagery and ideas in an artist’s work; they are currently working with artist Giles Bailey and CIRCA. This print event will culminate in a live performance at 16.00.

12.00-17.00
One Day Residency | Women Artists of the North East Library, Level 2 BALTIC Library
The Women Artists of the North East Library will spend a day researching BALTIC Library’s collection and archive, focusing on records of exhibitions and projects by women artists associated with the North East. This one day residency will form a collection which will be added to BALTIC Library’s online reading list, as well as informing the groups current research.

12.30
Tour of BALTIC Library & Archive, Level 2
Explore BALTIC’s Library and Archive with BALTIC Producer (Documentation, Library & Archive) Gary Malkin, with a special artist books ‘show and tell’.

13.30
Tour of Sofia Stevi Exhibition, Ground Floor
Join an exhibition tour of Sofia Stevi’s first exhibition in a public institution turning forty winks into a decade, with particular focus on Stevi’s handmade artists’ books.

14.00
Artist Talk | Artists’ Book Club (ABC), Level 1 Studio
Artists’ Book Club (ABC) is a cross-disciplinary forum for makers of artists’ books and ephemera, founded at UWE in 2009. It provides an opportunity to get together for critical and constructive dialogue; to contextualise work, explore ideas and to develop creative practice. ABC coordinators Cathey Webb and Gen Harrison will be give a talk on Artists’ Book Club.

15.00
Artist Talk | Peter J Evans, Level 1 Studio
Peter J Evans’ practice explores interactions and how things intertwine, on both a macro and micro scale, working across mediums and often in collaboration. In this short presentation Evans will discuss multiples, editions, collaborations and a recent journey into crowdfunding.

16.00
Live Performance | Foundation Press, Level 1

16.30
Artist Talk | Ashington District Star, Level 1 Studio
The Ashington District Star is a 24-page photographic journal/newspaper, founded in 2014. The newspaper team will be giving an insight into their brand of community-led publishing, working together as a collaborative editorial team and creating a contemporary publication inspired by working class heritage and cultural history.