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International Artists' Book Fair

The International Contemporary Artrists' Book Fair held in Leeds is the longest running artists’ book fair outside of London. It celebrated its 20th anniversary in March 2017. Throughout its history the Fair has attracted national and international participants and welcomed thousands of visitors from across the UK. Since 2014 it has been held at The Tetley and co-curated with PAGES, the organisation run by AWP co-founder Dr Chris Taylor.

International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 2019

The 22nd International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair presents a programme of spotlight presentations, workshops and a keynote talk alongside its stalls and the The Tetley's current exhibitions, 'The Tent' and 'For Oluwale'.

What's On

Shy Bairns: Zine Workshop
Saturday 2 March, 1–4pm, free, drop-in. Learning Studio, Second Floor.

Reverie One: Listen to the Book Fair
Both days, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm and 2:30pm, free, drop-in.
Participatory performance by artist Zejun Yao.

Found Fiction are a guerilla publishing community that prints and distributes short stories. When browsing the Book Fair, see if you can spot some Found Fiction around our building. Pick up, read, and leave for someone else to find! Share your #FoundFiction at #ArtistsBookFair.

Keynote Talk: Sumi Perera
Saturday 2 March, 7pm.

Empty Your Pockets' Book and Printmaking Workshop
Sunday 3 March, 1-4pm, free, sign up on the day, over 11s
Learning Studio, Second Floor.

Full info here.

International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 2018

With over 50 stalls run by artists, collectives and independent publishers, the International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair is a perfect opportunity topic up an original artwork, hear direct from artists and makers and see the latest in artists' books.

The Tetley, Leeds.
3-4 March, 2018

Featuring a keynote talk by curator Anna-Sophie Springer and programmed in conjunction with The Tetley's exhibitions by Madiha Aijaz, Mahbub Jokhio and Nick Thurston.

International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 2017

This, the 20th edition of the Fair, is set to be the biggest yet and coincides with The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on the same weekend.

There will be weekend creative workshops supported by GF Smith.

See The Tetley website for full details.

Stall holders include

Joan Ainley & MR SMITH / Janet Allsebrook / AMBruno / Art and Design, University of Leeds / ArtStream / As Yet Untitled / Stella Baraklianou / David Barton / BATLEY SCHOOL OF ART > FINE ART FOR DESIGN / Best Books by Bernard Anwyl: Contemporary artists / Book Works / Bound Unbound / Mandy Brannan / Café Royal Books / Camberwell College of Arts, MA Book Arts / Cherry Kino / Corridor 8 / Jane Cradock-Watson / Ensixteen Editions / Essence Press / Fine Art UCLan / Good Press / Gordian Projects / Matthew Kay / Jane Kennelly / Kiss and Tell Press / Ladette Space / Lame / LEEDS FINE ART / Left Leg Gallery + The House Of Blah Blah / Less Than Five Hundred Press / Lion and Lamb Press – UCA Illustration / Longbarrow Press / Sophie Loss / MA BIBLIOTH_QUE / John McDowall / New Arcadian Press / Old Bear Press / PagePaperStitch / PaintByNumber / paperscissorsbook / Raquel Amat Parra / The Retro Bar at the End of the Universe / Rock – Tree – Landscape / Anne Rook / Rudywilf / SALT+SHAW / Seeing Poetry / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun / Shoddy: a disability art project / Tim Shore / Chloe Spicer with Object Book / Surface Pattern LCAD / Thomas Tomasska / University of Derby / Village Books / whnicPRESS / Wild Pansy Press / Joanna Wilkinson / Lydia Wysocki.


International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair 2016

Now in its 19th year, the Leeds’ International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair shows artists’ books by over 50 selected artists, collectives and independent publishers from across the country. Over the weekend a packed programme of talks and workshops for all ages runs alongside the fair, offering opportunities to hear from artists and get involved yourself. From flip books, photo books and graphic novels to one off artworks and documentary publications, the Book Fair is an opportunity to see, and buy directly from, some of today’s most exciting artists.


Curators Tour
Thursday 3 March, 6PM – 8PM

Join the curators of our current exhibitions. Free.

Postcards from the Book Fair
Saturday 5 March, 11AM – 5PM

Make a unique postcard using recycled book pages and stencils. Free, drop in.