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Talk: BALTIC Artists’ Book Fair: NEPN Participation

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

For two days only, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art plays host to a national two-day Artists’ Book Fair. The North East Photography Network has been invited to participate by organiser Theresa Easton and is delighted to take this opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of contemporary photography book-work. NEPN is pleased to be partnering with Side Gallery and photographer/producer Aaron Guy on the production of the event.

We are interested in presenting high quality publications and editions, reflecting the breadth of practice in this area from handmade books, zines, newspapers, published and self-published issues, to the more traditional ‘photobook.’

Digital Photobook presentation, 10.30-11.30am, Level 1 Cinema Space
There will be a screening presenting new forms of digital publishing at 10.30-11.30 on both days in the Cinema space.

Photography ‘reading group’ discussion, Saturday 16 June, 3-4pm, Level 1 Cinema Space
Join us for a discussion around traditional and new forms of photographic publishing in our ‘photo lounge.’  All welcome.

BALTIC celebrates the Festival of the North East and becomes a market place of exhibiting bookstalls within Quay on Level 2, with additional opportunities to have a go at bookmaking and experience some Bibliotherapy from Lucy May Schofield in a Citroen Van and mobile library. Also on display is The Sunderland Book Project offering visitors the chance to explore the city through the medium of artist’s books; The Book Apothecary, a travelling museum of book art encased in suitcases, as well as sculpted bookwork from Cleveland College of Art. The Festival of the North East is a month long celebration of the region’s creativity and innovation, jam packed with over 200 events happening in every part of England’s North East during June 2013.

More information on the project can be found at: