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2022 LIVE EVENT

@ The Forum, Norwich

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th May

Open 10am to 5pm both days

 Participating Artists

Click on image for more information. Please note if you would like to get in touch with a particular artist and can not do so through their website link, please contact us and we will forward your message where possible.

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Homage to Mallarmé's Un Coup de Dés

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Turn the Page are thrilled to present a'A Homage to Mallarme's Un Coup de Des, a selection of artists books from the Private Collection of Robert Bolick, curator of Books on Books which explores the evolution of the book — from the centuries-long movement of orality into literacy to tomorrow’s ongoing development of the codex offline and online.

Its bookmarks range from the bibliographic to the paleo-webliographic, from incunabula to the e-incunabulum, from papyrus scrolls to scrolling screens and from the book arts to book art. 

Homage to Mallarme

The 'TEN' Book Competition Entries

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In 2021 the ttpABF 10th Anniversary Book Competition was launched and we are delighted to say that we will be exhibiting the three winning entries alongside the other wonderful entries that we received.

First Prize winner Martyn Wainwright will be also showing a variety of his work at the live event.  

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 RudlingA 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)