Sunday 2 June 2013

PRESS & RELEASE, Phoenix Gallery Brighton

As part of the Phoenix Gallery's Press & Release artists' books exhibition, I will be showing everything in the Damp Flat Books catalogue! All 22 artist's book titles, along with 14 issues of my artzine Future Fantasteek! and a selection of sketchbooks. So, if you want to see EVERTHING come and visit the exhibition.
For more images of the exhibition click here:

I will also be doing a short talk in the Gallery as part of the events evening on Sat 25th May.
But, that's not all - I'll be running a zines workshop on Sat 1st June. So come and see lots of lovely books by lots of bookartists.

Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Here's the Gallery info...

"Please join us for the Preview of  PRESS and RELEASE, an exhibition of artists' books, at Phoenix Brighton on  Friday 26 April, 6 - 8 pm.
The exhibition runs until 9 June, and is accompanied by a number of special activities and events including: 

Shaking the Shelf: Performing Books
Saturday 25 May, 7 - 10 pm.

"For one evening only, the books will dust off their jackets and leap onto stage. Iain Paxon spins audio-visual yarns using music, slide projections and fairy tales; Bones & The Aft open their pop-up set and take us on a rock-n-roll bus ride; Carolina Diaz draws together dance and organic forms in a book-inspired dance performance, accompanied by Geoff Leigh; Laboratoro takes us on a page-turning promenade through the exhibition, and Jackie Batey fills us in on her Damp Flat Books which use humour and satire to rant about the glitches of modern life."

Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Gallery talk about Damp Flat Books
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Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Photo: Phoenix Brighton

Off the Page: An Afternoon of Books
Saturday 1 June, 2 - 5 pm

"Immerse yourself in a lively mix of talks, workshops and collaborative activities, and learn more about resources and networks for book artists. Everyone welcome!


Art & design collective Borbonesa (Lee Shearman and Matt Fleming) discuss self-publishing, through printed works and projects created over the past 13 years

Bibliotherapy with Lucy May Schofield
BABL is a mobile library, home to over 150 artist made books and publications, which tours the country offering bibliotherapy and a unique reading experience to anyone in need of a dose of handheld art and a pair of listening ears.

Concertina Book Making
Focusing on collage and composition, participants will collaborate on a monstrously long book, as well as make their own books to take away.

Photo: Phoenix Brighton

Writing with Xelis de Toro
Develop a text which can be incorporated into your own book

Making Zines with Jackie Batey
Learn simple binding techniques, then draw, cut and paste or write to get your ideas onto paper

Photo: Phoenix Brighton
Photo: Matt Fleming

Workshops with the Sussex Book Arts Collective
Collaborative books, miniature books that go out into the world, and a demonstration of making the concertina format.

The Bookends Lounge with Carol Ann Quin and Kirsten Norwood
Come along to ‘the place where the books never end’ to collaborate, swap and network with other makers of books.

The Press & Release Cafe
Refresh your body and mind with tea, coffee and cakes all afternoon

Plus: The Bookends Lounge, Press & Release Bookshop, artist book courses, late openings, and online projects. Full details and updates can be found at"
Image: Lee Shearman