Are you an aspiring writer? or love cartoons and picture books? If that’s you then, the Another Art Book Fair at the Artspace in Sydney is the place to be. In it’s second running the fair is attracting thousands of people with over 77 international and local publishers exhibiting their works over three days. Over the course of the three days the fair will include workshops, talks and plenty of literary activities to participate in.
Artspace has a proud 20 year history in publishing so it was only a matter of time for the organisation to begin its own art book fair. As distribution is rapidly changing due to online consumerism, a fair is a natural way for people to come together in one space to celebrate and personalise their love of books, prints, objects and collectables.
Communications coordinator at Artspace JD Reforma spoke to City Hub about one of the highlight activities at Another Art Book Fair, “The Book Machine is an event that was set up by a publishing house in Paris called One Star Press. It’s an initiative that engages local designers with a hundred visiting participants who are willing to volunteer over the course of five days to help produce 200 artist books and the content is completely up to the participants.”
As Another Art Book Fair only occurs once every two years you won’t want to miss out on this year’s fair as your imagination will surely be tested, and with so much work on display there is something for everyone.
Oct 13-15. Artspace Sydney at The Gunnery, 43-51 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo. Info: www.vaabf.com
By Daniel Jaramillo