Artists' Book Market 2017
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 2017 / 10.00-17.00 FREE
Gateshead NE8 3BA
Carrie Scott Huby
Exhibiting a range Artist Books with “Shoddy”:
a disability art project.
Shoddy is the name for new cloth made from woollen waste and recycled fabric. This original meaning is now largely unknown, and the word has come to mean of inferior quality, shabby or broken down. This is the starting point for an exhibition by disabled artists working with woollen or other yarns and fabrics, or recycled and reused textile materials.
|Carrie Scott Huby Artist Books, "Shoddy" a disability art project2|
We are challenging ideas that disabled people are second-rate. Instead, we think that “shoddy” could be used to describe the government’s treatment of disabled people, with cuts to welfare beneﬁts and public services.
On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May, 10.00-17.00, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, plays host to an annual and 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.