20th April 2013
The BookMarket programme of fairs, events and kiosks provides platforms for artists, designers, publishers and makers from the Gallery’s extended creative community to sell and present their work at The Fruitmarket Gallery. Recent events have served artists’ book makers, contemporary designers, art students and Scottish art publishers and have been occasions for networking, partnership-forming and driving sales.
This year, The Artist Book Collective will take part in the Fruitmarket Bookmarket with their first curated stall on the theme of instructions. Taking inspiration from Fluxus, mail art and relational practice, each participating artist has provided works for sale, loosely based on the idea of a guide, almanac or puzzle. The curator, Louise Atkinson, will also be giving a free talk about the history of the Artist Book Collective during the day. Below are the list of works available.
Craig Atkinson, Solution / 100, 2012
Solution / Problem is a collection of items from my studio, presented in a tab-topped bag, taking the form of artists book or multiple. Each bag contains approximately ten 'solutions' including original drawing; photographs; spent lottery tickets; Riso, inkjet and laser prints; heads and animals. Each book is hand-numbered, the numbering becoming part of the title.
Black Dogs, Quarterly One: Losing It/The Enemy, 2013, £2.50
The Black Dogs Quarterly One: Losing It/The Enemy is the first in a series of publications for 2013. This fanzine-style publication was compiled and curated by Black Dogs Huddersfield Cell on the theme of 'Losing It/The Enemy'. It contains contributions from 14 artists over 36 black and white pages.
Manya Doñaque, Become a Shaman, 2010, £15
Alex Hetherington, Modern Edinburgh Film School Multiples, 2012, £donation
Louisa Parker, Family Fun 1 & 2, 2013, £2.50 each
I explore drawing as a communicative tool to position women in history. I interpret fragments of history using drawing, text and the communicative conventions of comic books. These are graphic narratives, based in the factual, rather than graphic novels which are based in fiction. My conceptual approach to drawing influences my comics work and my sometimes humorous and narrative approach to contemporary art stems from my interest in comics.
Benedict Phillips, A Benedictionary, 2011, £45
“Everyone can be Dislecksick, you just have to try harder”
Archie Salandin, My Painting, Don’t Cover a Judge with his Book, The Tin & The End is Nigh, 2011, £6 each