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21st Century Book

A group to discuss and contextualise traditional publishing formats for artists’ books and also quantify how artists are using new technologies as publishing tools.
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"Do you want to participate in CHECKPOINTSend to my address 3 equal original works in A4, signed, paper or light cardboard. The theme means your work.1st deadline: The Birthday of Art 2018, January 17th. But it goes on.Leave 2 cm free on the left…"
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Drawing with Fire Exhibition in Newcastle, UK

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 19:41 0 Comments

The exhibition Drawing with Fire: laser cutting by book and paper artists, curated by Tom Sowden as part of his AHRC funded project last year, is on show as part of the 2011 International Print Biennale across Newcastle and North East, UK Showcasing the best in new British and international printmaking, the biennale includes exhibitions which focus on historical and contemporary printmaking, with…


Follow-ed (after hokusai), curated by Michalis Pichler and Tom Sowden

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:01 0 Comments

Follow-ed (after hokusai), curated by Michalis Pichler and Tom Sowden, is on show concurrently in Bristol

and Ljubljana. Featuring conceptual artworks, which for the most part use photography, the book form, and are somewhat ruschaish.


Follow-ed (after hokusai) 15th March - 1st May 2011

Arnolfini Reading Room, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Previous re-makes of Ed Ruscha bookworks are displayed in the set of the new cover version of Crackers. Sit or…



Posted on March 30, 2011 at 0:53 0 Comments

Cover-ed is a series of curatorial and creative interventions into and around Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams’ bookwork

Crackers. Over two months the book becomes the script, score, instruction, and inspiration for a three-day performance

of photography, a participatory performance event, an installation, and a new artist’s book.



Sat 30 April 6pm



Call for Entries

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 2:19 0 Comments

Drawing with Fire: An Exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists

13th - 24th September 2010 and touring until 2011*

School of Creative Arts

University of the West of England



Artwork that utilises laser cutting in paper and/or the book form.

As part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project… Continue

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At 17:38 on October 10, 2011, Robert Heather said…
At 20:25 on April 27, 2010, David Paton said…
Hi Tom. Yes, the colour is great and helps locate the spine on the shelf! Your logo has given me an idea for a work which interfaces the haptic and digital aspects of the field. Please tell Sarah that I have not abandoned the PhD idea and will be spending the FIFA World Cup with one foot at a game (complete with traditional Vuvuzela!) and the other tied to a library desk working on the proposal. Mad times lie ahead!
Regards, David.
At 1:56 on April 24, 2010, David Paton said…
Hi Tom
Congratulations on the "A Manifesto for the Book" - have just received my copy via
Regards, David
At 20:23 on September 10, 2009, Mike Nicholson said…
Ha bloody ha. Funnily enough Mister Heather has already contacted me this a.m and mentioned he may have to change the way you can access the site. I notice other people have been contacted by this daft mare.
I guess we'll see you at Manchester. Are you and Sarah going? She had said something about looking at a different (pub?) hotel somewhere nearby (but it had limited rooms?). We will probably aim to travel up on the Friday and stay over, return Sunday. Can you get your heads togteher about that and let us know? Cheers,
At 5:13 on September 10, 2009, Mike Nicholson said…
It also seems the clock's wrong here - if you look at the last post I made here it says it's 6.11 in the morning, and it's actually 7.11pm!
At 5:11 on September 10, 2009, Mike Nicholson said…
Hey Tom - I think I just got spammed - certainly a rather strange and slightly garbled email today. Can you check it out by looking at my page? Can we block it or flag it up as spam? That makes the grand total of two times anyone's ever contacted me via that page and TWICE it's seemed a rum one.
At 19:52 on July 28, 2009, Luiz Guimarães Monforte said…
Hi Tom, thanks for joining my list of friends here.
Saw and liked some of your images posted here.
At 19:25 on May 10, 2009, Hanne Matthiesen said…
Hi Tom

So nice to meet you at Doverodde Bookart Festival. Usually all bookevents take place so far, far away from me - so going by car for a bit more than a couple of hours that´s nothing!

Hope you got a more "calm" setting than Sarah´s for your lecture! But however "disturbing" it was to be in a windy tent - I think the audience got at least the headlines...

Hope to see you again one day out there in the bookart world...

At 9:32 on March 21, 2009, Liz Hamman said…
Hi Tom,I have just found this site and am amazed,all my UK book art super heros (including you) in one place!!!
At 3:40 on March 2, 2009, John bently/liver & Lights said…
Hi Tom...just found this site and loads of people i know are there! exciting days! see you bristol john xxx ps be my friend!!!

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