This site was originally created to publicise the Book Arts Fair in November. We are gradually merging this site with our original site


Artbookart is the result of the collaborative effort of a small group of artists living and working in Southend, Essex (UK). The group is: Karen Apps, Chris Ruston, Jane Woollatt, Gwen Simpson, Lola Swain and Sally Chinea.

Various skills and experiences are brought together with the aim of facilitating mutual support in our practice. We aim to expand and invite other book artists to network with each other. The site is managed by the group and we have adopted a non profit stance, preferring a spirit of collaboration.

ArtbookArt has grown since its inception and we recently held our first Book Arts Fair in November 2012. We are now in the process of developing workshops for 2013 and in the early stages of organising a second book art show.

We hope to see you there soon.

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