Artists’ books ago-go

It’s artists’ books ago-go this weekend in Liverpool.

On Saturday 19 November from 11am – 5pm the foyer space at the Bluecoat will hum with artists selling hand-made books direct to the public at the Artists’ Book Fair. Here visitors can embrace a revival of paper craft and bookbinding. Artists and book art publishers will include Liverpool Art Prize 2009 People’s Prize winner Elizabeth Willow, Craig Atkinson of Café Royale and many others.

Meanwhile on William Brown Street the Walker Art Gallery is displaying The Art Books of Henri Matisse an exhibition of art books by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. On until 15 April 2012 the exhibition also displays a number of artists’ books from the Walker Art Gallery's permanent collection by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Derek Boshier, Gilbert & George, Tom Phillips and Jeff Nuttall.

So not only can you buy an artist book at the Bluecoat but you can learn about them at the Walker. What more could you ask for?!

Fluorescent pink images of women on the page of a bookOne of the art books at the Walker is pictured here -'Oscar Christ and the Immaculate Conception', 1970 by Jeff Nuttall © Jeff Nuttall