Art Fair

Bound Art Book Fair 2018

12 Oct 2018 – 14 Oct 2018

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12 Oct at 17:00 – 14 Oct at 16:00

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The Whitworth

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Bound Art Book Fair is back and expanded at the Whitworth in 2018. We will be celebrating all aspects of printed matter from across the U.K and Europe.


Friday will mark the opening of the weekend with a special late night preview evening. 

Throughout the weekend Bound Art Book Fair will be hosting a range of workshops, discussions and artist talks for everyone to get involved with. As always, everything will be free.

Stall holders: 01706 / Andrea Allen (Entitle Magazine) / Bemojake / Boomkat / Bricks from the Kiln / Bronze Age / Ceremony Press / Chaochi Lau / common-editions / COPY / Dan Szor & Jimmy Merris / Desire Press / DIY YOUTH / DR.ME / Enlarge Your Memories / Everyday Press / Fashion Art Direction MSoA / FIMS (University of Salford) / Fluffer / Four Corners Books / Ginny / Jane and Jeremy / Joe Devlin and Dave Macintosh / Keep it Complex / Kingsley Ifill / Kiosk / Long Distance Press / London Centre for Book Arts / Loose Joints / Lost Generation / MACK / Meanwhile Press / Mishka Henner / The Modernist / Museums Press / Natalie Choi, Sandy Wang, / Tsang Wing Yi / Nomadic Reading Room / Craig Oldham / Palm* Studios / Pilot Press / Pleats / Rare Mags / Rick Pushinsky / Rough Trade Books / Salt n Pepper Press / Season Zine / Self Publish Be Happy / Serf / Setsuko / Snöar Press / Studio Operative / The University of Huddersfield (BA Photography) / Tide Press / TRACE / Velvick & Speed & Murphy / Village International Table / Wired Press / Witty Kiwi

Public Programme:

This year our programme pays particular attention to the press as a political and pedagogical tool. In an age of online activism, we will look at artists and activists developing pamphlets and print ephemera with renewed urgency, and politically-engaged projects that employ print as a vital component of their output. We will examine ways in which the stories and struggles of working people have been manifest in print form, and the ways the material qualities, processes and legacies of print activism have influenced contemporary artists and artworks. We will also look at recent publishing projects that give voice to marginalised communities or confront present injustices.

5:00pm-9:00pm Preview: Opening party with DJ's and refreshments

11:00-11:30am: Artist talk with Aaron Guy on his new commission with the Working Class Movement Library.
Exhibition Space.

11:00am-12:00pm: SEASON Zine and the National Football Museum present A History of Women’s Football Zines.
Grand Hall

12:15-1:15pm: Artist talk with Jamie Hawksworth.
Grand Hall

1:30-2:30pm: Dan Szor & Steve Slocombe present Supersuper: How Not To Run a Magazine.
Grand Hall

3:00-4:00pm: Artist talk with Vanessa Winship.
Grand Hall

4:15-4:45pm: Artist talk with Sam Blackwood.
Exhibition Space

11:00am-12:00pm: Phil Thornton presents From The End to the Internet: Manchester Zine Culture in the 80s and 90s.
Grand Hall

11:15am-12:15pm: Tour of the Outsider Art Collection with curator Nikita Gill.
Collection Centre

11:30am-12:30pm: OOMK present Publishing Ecosystems.
The Learning Studio

12:00-1:00pm: Ten.8 to L8. Consent & Control in the Age of Google’ A talk by Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou.
Grand Hall

1:15pm-2:45pm: A tie dye workshop with Keep it Complex.
The Learning Studio

1:15-2:15pm: Janina Sabaliauskaite, Jade Sweeting and Phyllis Christopher present On Our Backs: An Archive artists talk with show and tell.
Grand Hall

2:30-3:30pm: Artist talk with Mishka Henner.
Grand Hall

3:45-4:00pm: Performance by Aaron Guy and ATATAT.
Exhibition Space


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