Book Arts Event at The Society of Bookbinders, Kentish Town, London (17 March 2018)

Sónia Serrão (0-31b) is organising a London and South Region of The Society of Bookbinders (SoB) Book Arts Day on Saturday 17 March 2018, 10.30am-4pm.

Address: The Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London NW1 8PH.
Cost: £10 SoB members, £15 non-members
Access and limited parking via Church Avenue, off of Kentish Town Road

The aim of the day is to increase the knowledge of Book Arts amongst members and to encourage dialogues, and collaborative networking between Book Artists and Bookbinders. The day will consist of:

• An illustrated talk by book artist Tracey Bush, winner of the J Hewit and Sons Award for Excellence in Design in the 2017 International Bookbinding Competition, for The Society of Bookbinders.
• A book arts fair presenting a variety of emerging and established book artists with many works for sale.
• Demonstrations by a selection of the exhibiting artists.
• A mini exhibition of Sónia Serrão’s personal collection of artists’ books collected over the last 20 years.

About the artists:

Tracy Bush:
In 1995 Tracey Bush launched her first artists' book The Lost Rivers of London at the London Artists' Book Fair. She has exhibited regularly ever since, most recently at the Small Publisher's Fair in London. Tracey's work was featured in the 2014 exhibition Of Green Leaf, Bird and Flower, Artists' Books and the Natural World at the Yale Centre for British Art (with catalogue)and Tracey will be talking about Nine Wild Plants, one of the series of works featured in this exhibition.

In 2016 Tracey was invited by Danny Aldred to be an artist in residence at the Publisher Hub at Winchester School of Art. This led to the creation of the artists’ book Dusk based on an A-Z of British Moths. Dusk won the J Hewit and Sons Award for Excellence in Design (Complete Book) in the 2017 International Bookbinding Competition, of The Society of Bookbinders. Tracey will talk about the development of the form and concept of this publication. Tracey studied Illustration at BA level, then a Fine Art Printmaking MA at Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts in 1993-95. During this course she began to work with artists' books and afterwards studied bookbinding with Nesta Davies at Bolt Court in London.

Sónia Serrão:
Sónia Serrão is an artist and bookbinder, an art educator for almost 30 years and an avid collector of Book Arts for over 20 years. She is also a Committee Member of the London and South Region of The Society of Bookbinders. Her practice is varied, including: Book Art, writing poetry, printing, photography, life drawing, restoration/upcycling and assemblage/installation.

If you would like to participate in the Book Fair contact Sónia Serrão, Event Organiser, by email mail@soniaserrao.com.
Tables are free to artists with an established book art/zine practice.

For tickets to attend contact Talitha Wachtelborn on t.wachtelborn@gmail.com - £10 members SoB, £15 non-members. www.societyofbookbinders.com

Image: Sónia Serrão; Tracey Bush, Duskwww.traceybush.uk