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Arts & Crafts Event, Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018, free entry

Turn the Page Artists Book Fair

Turn the Page Artists Book Fair


turn the page Artists Book Fair is a two day event held in the stunning glass Atrium of The Forum building in Norwich City Centre. This year the fair will be held on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May. The only event of it’s type and caliber in the Eastern Region, the fair offers a unique platform for artists whose work is book based. turn the page 2018 will feature work by over 60 individual artists, small & fine presses, independent publishers and artists groups.
turn the page are proud to announce a rare chance to see original artists’ books by award winning artist and novelist Audrey Niffenegger. Audrey’s artists books will be exhibited throughout the two days of the fair. Audrey began making prints in 1978 and trained as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice in 1991. Audrey has exhibited her artist’s books, prints, paintings, drawings and comics at Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987. In 2013, a major mid-career retrospective of her prints, paintings and artist’s bookworks opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Audrey’s first books were printed and bound by hand in editions of ten. Two have since been commercially published by Harry N. Abrams: The Adventuress and The Three Incestuous Sisters. turn the page will be exhibiting from a selection of Audrey’s artists books and prints, including these early books.

turn the page Artists; Book Fair 2018 has a new Creative Director, artist and publisher Rosie Sherwood. Rosie founded her artists book press As Yet Untitled in 2012 and has been exhibiting at turn the page since 2013. Rosie has this to say about turn the page,
“Taking over the directorship of turn the page has been a wonderful and exhilarating challenge. The fair has long been one of my favourite events in the UK art book arts scene and having the chance to contribute to the development of the fair is a joy. I am thrilled beyond imagining to be exhibiting work by Audrey Niffenegger, I have long been a fan of her work and the chance to share it at the fair is a privilege.
The artists, artists groups and publishers exhibiting at the fair this year represent some of the most exciting book artists working within the UK today and I am sure everyone visiting the fair will thoroughly enjoy and be inspired by the event.”

This years program of events will include live music, poetry performances from TOAST Poetry and UnFold (Lyrix Organix), talks from Nordic Letterpress Collaborative artist Imi Maufe, The Rebel(s) Day artist Glenn Holman, and much more…
Rosie said, “turn the page has a long history of a diverse and exciting program of events that compliment and enhance the book arts being exhibited. This year is no exception, with live music, poetry and artists talks as well as the exciting addition of the first ever turn the page Symposium the day preceding the fair.”

turn the page Artists Book Fair 2018 will feature:
• The Norfolk Longbook - ttp’s community art project which aims to create UK’s longest concertina book handmade by the public in its final year
• Posted/Unposted by the Nordic Letterpress Collabation will be exhibited during the fair
• Creative Director Rosie Sherwood will exhibit a new book, created as part of her artist residency with the Marine Institute at Plymouth University.
• Book Arts from University student groups including Camberwell College of Arts MA Book Arts, Lion and Lamb from UCA, ABC from University West England, University of Suffolk and Norwich University of Arts
• Society of Bookbinders and volunteers from John Jarrold Print Museum will be demonstrating their specialisms over the two days.
• Poetry readings from TOAST Poetry and UnFold from Lyrix Organix
• Music curated by Tom Hyatt
• Artist Talks
• A papermaking talk and demonstration from Mandy Brannan
The ‘ttp Graduate Prize Winner’ will be exhibiting new work and the ‘turn the page 2018 Book Prize’ winner will be announced prize on the last day of the event (26th May 2018).

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018 10:00 to 18:00


Free entry


Millennium Plain,
Bethel Street,



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Map reference: TG 228084  Lat: 52.62778 Long: 1.29099


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