On Saturday morning important final preparations got underway for the event.
Following a leisurely start with coffee and scones, attention turned to assembling our collaborative book simply titled Artbookart.
While these two slept soundly we were hard at work...
….collating the pages.
...and finally sewing.
The limited edition book, for which Louise Swain, Sally Chinea, Gwen Simpson, Lola Swain, Karen Apps and Chris Ruston have each contributed two pages, reflects the practice of each artist. The pages vary in their content and style, thereby making each book a unique artwork. This resulted in 10 small (A6) but beautiful little books bound with red thread using coptic stitch.
The books are made in a small edition of 10 copies and will be available for purchase at the HOFS on March 15th.
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.