During 2021 the turn the page ABF website will be transformed into an online platform to show the work of all the wonderful artists that have participated in the event since it's launch at The Forum, Norwich in 2012.
Each month we will feature a rolling showcase of images from our amazing exhibiting artists, alongside photo's and short film clips from some of our live performers, workshops and events.
Please click on the artists images below to find out more about their work or follow the 'walking man' to hear about our monthly Symposium presentations.
Click here for details of our 2021 Artists Book Competition.
turn the pageABF
1st to 30th September
2018 Participating Artists
Please note that the following images have been copied from the 2018 catalogue. If you would like to get in touch with a particular artist, please contact us and we will forward your message where possible.
Turn the Page are thrilled to present a rare chance to see original artists' books by award winning artist and novelist Audrey Niffenegger. Audrey began making books in 1978 and trained as a visual artist at the Art Institute od Chicago. She received her MFA from Northwestern University's Department of Art Theory and Practice in 1991 and has exhibited her artists' books, prints, paintings, drawings and comics at Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987. A major retrospective of her work opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC in 2013.
The Norfolk Longbook Project
The Norfolk Longbook is a hand-made celebration of the county, in the words and pictures of
people who love and are inspired by it.
The aim of the project is to create the longest book in Norfolk and it will, almost certainly be the
only 'social history' book of its kind in the UK.
The book is an expanding concertina that currently measures 17 metres long when fully open, glistening with images of Norfolk skies, beach-huts, seascapes and churches, created by around 160 people to date.
How to be a part of the
Norfolk Longbook project
When it is completed, around 300 people will have become part of its story.
Pages of prints and poems, textiles and tokens/keepsakes, showing buildings, boats, reed beds and farmland are being bound into the book.
The book is a compendium not only of beautiful images of Norfolk, but also of its history and characters, and celebrates traditional craft skills such as painting, printing, book-binding, woodcarving, calligraphy and fiber arts.
All of the pages are hand-made, drawn or painted and combines pieces by established artists with the work of people who might never before have made a piece of art.
As a social history project the aim is to incorporate as many aspects of Norfolk as possible and everyone has the chance to participate.
Stories about farming and fishing, memories passed down through the generations and accounts of local traditions and dialect, and wartime heroism, alongside imagery of Norfolk.
To date, current pieces include a textile picture of Booton Church by Heather Tilley, a Norfolk landscape print by Laurie Rudling. A lovely page written by calligraphist Jane Knights, of a Norfolk dialect poem by John Kett,” she said. Lisa Little, descended from generations of Sheringham fishermen, has contributed a lino-cut print of a boat, and members of the Palgrave Society – a traditional Norfolk surname - hope to contribute a page showing their coat of arms.
The front cover of the book hand carved from tulip wood by Ernie Allen, echoes a design taken from a Viking longboat, and links the book back through a millennium of Norfolk history.
(text from article by Rowan Mantle)