Artbookart was formed as the result of the collaborative effort by a small group of artists living and working in Southend, Essex (UK).
Chris Ruston, Karen Apps, Gwen Simpson, Lola Swain, Sally Chinea and Jane Woollatt were brought together by a common love of creating artist's books. We share our various skills and experiences with the aim of facilitating mutual support in our practices. Our aim is to expand the group further and invite other book artists to join us. The site is managed by the group and we have adopted a non profit stance, preferring to follow a spirit of collaboration.
Artbookart has grown since its inception and we are excited to be holding our 3rd Book Arts Fair in November 2015.
We are also in the process of developing a series of workshops for 2015.