As usual a very nice experience with good friends old and new on both sides of the table. The sun shone and the Arnolfini is in a beautiful spot ( the road works locally and part closure of the M4 the only fly in the ointment for some people). Sarah Bodman looks after us all brilliantly with excellent organisation and tea, coffee and cake. This year her colleague Stephen Fowler was running a BABE passport scheme for the
public - visitors could collect an empty passport from the
passport control office and have it stamped at participating tables. ( All very topical). My grandsons enjoyed collecting and stamping our communal passport as well as seeing the books at the fair.
I think this might be my first (and possibly last) ever selfie!
And we now have indefinite leave to stay at the Arnolfini - quite a relief. P is looking fierce because he's remembering the M4 and concentrating on willing the tea trolley to appear
Originally a painter Carolyn has made Artists Books for over twenty years. Mostly using woodcuts and a variety of formats including codex, concertina and carousels. Here work appears in individual and institutional collections across the uk, Europe and USA. Including the V&A, British Library, Tate, USA library special collections and Library of Congress. She shows regularly at the Oxford Fine Press Book Association Fair. She has collaborated for many years with the poet James Simpson.