Artists’ Book Market

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,  Gateshead NE8 3BA UK

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 10.00-17.00

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead plays host to an annual & national two day Artists’ Book Market.  Over 40 national and regional artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work direct to the public.

This two day event is FREE and accompanied by a series of artists interventions:


BALTIC Freelance Artist, Bethan Maddocks will be delivering a free tunnel book workshop on Saturday 11-12.30 and 1.30-3pm.   Sunday, BALTIC Freelance Artist, Nicola Singh plans to engage book market visitors with an evolving page projected onto the wall of the book-market.

For BALTIC Artist Book Market, Foundation Press presents Unbound#3 & 4 – working with artists and musicians Chooc Ly Tan (DJ Spacer Woman) and Rachel Aggs (Sacred Paws/Trash Kit). Unbound is an ongoing series of print performances developed specifically for bookshops and bookfairs. Each Unbound performance works with an artist to explore imagery and ideas present in their work through risograph printing. At the end of each day a printed set is created which the artist performs within.
Visit and talk to the press as they print throughout each day of the BALTIC Artist Book Market or join us at 4pm for live performances.

Exhibitors at the book market  include:



Shoddy: a disability art project


Tamsin Daisy Rees

BBB Book Collective

Gemma Lacey; Red Plate Press

Stroud Artist Books

Jessie Churchill

Andrew Robinson & Andrea Campomanes

Andrea Allan

Hestan Isle Press

Elizabeth Jardine Godwin

Eileen White

Chloe Spicer

Julie Macbean

Visual Arts in Rural Communities

Nancy Campbell

Newcastle University

As Yet Untitled

Stichill Marigold Press

Malcolm Gibson and Rachel Gibson

Roncadora Press

MA Book Arts, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London

Heather Prescot

Michelle Holland


Less Than Five Hundred Press

Greyscale Poetry Zine

Asterisk Collective*

Kate Jackson


Anne Proctor Moonkwayk Studio


Hazel Terry

Sue Bennet


Katie Forrester

Theresa Easton

Otter Binding Ltd

Team Comic Tees