It was good to see some familiar faces from both Newcastle but also the artist book community around the UK. Some of the participants from the Glasgow International Artists Bookfairs that I organised were at the BALTIC this weekend, so it was, as ever, great to see what they have been working on and hear their news.
I was delighted to hear from Hugh Bryden that his recent publication Sheep penned, a collection of poems by Hugh McMillan with Linocuts by Hugh Bryden, was awarded a prize worth £1500 last week.
Congratulations to Hugh and Hugh!
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My publication, A lot can happen in fifteen minutes was available on the Newcastle University table which was full of work by other staff and students. It is great to see such a variety of artists books from those at the University and I really hope that this continues. Many thanks to Julia and Erika for organising the table and to all those who helped man the table over the duration of the weekend.
I was excited to see Foundation Press taking over one of the rooms adjacent to the Bookfair, but gutted that I wasn't able to see the performance. They had been printing lots of patterned papers using their risograph machine and were installing them in the space along with a performance from Sacred Paws.