SoB Book Arts Day 2016


London and South Region of The Society of Bookbinders

Book Arts Day

Saturday 5th March 2016

(£10 members SoB, £15 non-members)

 10:30 – 4pm with a brief break for lunch and held at The Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London NW1 8PH (map). (Access via Church Avenue, off of Kentish Town Road)

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day and there are local cafés and sandwich shops within a few minutes’ walk.

The main aim of the day is to introduce the concept of Book Arts to our members and to encourage dialogues, and collaborative networking between Book Artists and Bookbinders.

The day will comprise:

 An illustrated talk on Book Art by  Sarah Bodman

 A book arts fair presenting a variety of emerging and established book artists (many works will be for sale).

 Demonstrations by four artists:

Martin Frost

Ruth Martin

Chisato Tamabayashi

Batool Moazzen-Showghi

 A spoken word performance by book artist Pete Kennedy.

 A ‘show & tell’ of Sónia Serrão’s personal collection of artists’ books collected over the last 20 years.

Sarah Bodman is an artist and researcher at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), UWE Bristol, where she investigates contemporary book arts. She is also Programme Leader for the MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the Bower Ashton campus, editor of the Book Arts Newsletter, Artist’s Book Yearbook and The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books, and writes regularly on artists’ books for ‘a-n’ and Printmaking Today.

Sarah will give a talk on contemporary practice in artists’ books, preceded by short introduction to the historical development of this artform. Her presentation will discuss how and why artists make books today, showing examples of national and international practice in this ever-growing field. Sarah will also bring physical examples of artists’ books from her collection for the audience to browse during a Q&A session after her talk.


Pete Kennedy is a creative artist who uses word & image. He creates artist’s books and has written articles for journals, Artist’s Book Yearbook and Journal of Artists’ Books. Pete’s art/books are both source and inspiration for his Performance Art.


Sónia Serrão is a Book Artist/Bookbinder with a Textile Design background; an Art Educator for almost 30 years; and an avid collector of Book Arts for over 20 years and 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 and restoration.


Contact Sónia Serrão  (Event Organiser) if you would like to participate in Book Fair – Free tables for Book Artists or @PalaverSonia on Twitter

Contact David Lewis for tickets (£10 members SoB, £15 non-members) on