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A couple of weeks ago I ordered Paper Stages, a book available through Live Art Development Agency and you can read more about it here on the Paper Stages website:http://paperstages.co.uk/

The book is described as not a book, but ‘a festival’ of performance pieces.

The stipulation when buying a copy of the book is that you should donate or volunteer one hour of time to pay for it and the team encourage the donation to be either creative or community based.

My donation of time resulted in ‘Ghost’, a free, small paper based work which is based around one of the 120 photographs I took at Empty Shop HQ a few months ago in which there appears to be a figure of a man in the center of the photograph looking into the room.

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‘Ghost’  examines the duality between analogue and digital in our lives today, between rational and instinct.

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Today int he post I received a copy of the catalogue for the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize which is full of a wonderful selection of artist’s books. It was  thrilling to see Belmont Parish included in the catalogue.

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I like to keep a sketchbook/scrap book where I store un finished ideas and pieces of work so I can refer back to them. Below are some photos showing a sketch book that has mostly ideas for artists books projects in.

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I have just spent 2 fabulous days at the Baltic, exhibiting as part of the Baltic Artist’s Book Fair. The fair consisted of a wonderfully diverse collection of book artist’s and their work all of whom were generous and happy to discuss their practices and ideas.

Below gives just a small snippet of some of the artists who were taking part to give a tiny taste of the event.

 Lucy May Schofield:

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Lucy was hosting the wonderful Biblotherapy Artist’s Book Library, a collection of artist’s books which Lucy will personally prescribe for each visitor.

Hugh Brydon, Roncadora Press:

Printmaker and publisher from from Dumfries, Scotland.

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Sarah Morpeth, an artist working mainly on paper:

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Malcom Gibson and Rachel Gibson:

It was the invitation to contribute to ‘Real Art’ (Andy Law, Elspeth Law, Malcolm Gibson and Rachel Gibson’s) artist’s book which provided my introduction and ongoing involvement with creating and contributing to artist’s books.

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Photographer Joshua Cobbin  from Preston just completed his degree in photography through Nothumbria University was showing a selection of his photographic books.

Artists Sara Wicks was showing her beautiful paper based works.

Miami based artist Marie Marcono‘s calligrapic based work:

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Photographs taken while taking part in the Baltic Artist’s Book Fair Friday 14th-Saturday 15th June.

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Working today on a prototype starburst book of Belmont Parish photographs.

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Baltic Book Artist’s Book Fair organizer and artist Theresa Easton has just released the list of the many exciting and diverse book artists taking part in BABF 14th-15th June .

For more information about BABF 2013 and to find out more about this year’s participanting book artists  visit Theresa’s weblog by clicking on the link below:

http://fabulousbooksfantasticplaces.wordpress.com 

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