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Two sides to every story - letterpress printed bookworks by Andrew Morrison (2022)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2022). Two sides to every story - letterpress printed bookworks by Andrew Morrison. Printmaking Today, 31(122), 22-23

An interview with the book and letterpress artist Andrew Morrison whose studio is based in the South West of England, about his artists' books in progress that explore physical structures, phonetics and visual language.

Write Here - for Field Report (2022)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S. Write Here - for Field Report. [Artist's Book]. Australia

Field Report is edited and published by David Dellafiora for Field Study, Australia. It is a report of all field workers' activity over 2021 published the following year, June 2022. Artists contribute 100 pages of their 'report' which is a documentat... Read More about Write Here - for Field Report.

Read With Me (2022)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S. Read With Me. [Risograph and relief print]. London/Bristol, UK

Read With Me. Extending from the experimental book project ‘Read to Me’, this book is the result of: a performative drawing event, readings by a psychometric reader, collages made during lockdown and words assembled from the dissected readings. It wa... Read More about Read With Me.

Ripley's Buttons (2022)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S., & Dixon, J. Ripley's Buttons. [Badges]. Bristol

A collaboration with poet Jeremy Dixon of Hazard Press. A limited edition of 50 sets of 6 text and image badges in tribute to 'The Talented Mr Ripley' by Patricia Highsmith.

Looking into the Light - artists' books by Randi Annie Strand (2022)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2022). Looking into the Light - artists' books by Randi Annie Strand. Printmaking Today, 31(121), 22-23

Norwegian artist Randi Annie Strand’s current printmaking project takes inspiration from light refraction. The artists’ books and films created for her Prism series are separate yet intertwined, and each is unique. As she explains: a book is three-di... Read More about Looking into the Light - artists' books by Randi Annie Strand.

Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023 (2022)
Bodman, S., & Sowden, T. (2022). Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023. Bristol: Impact Press

Articles and essays: BOOKS BOXED – Imi Maufe asks – What happens when a book is boxed? and discusses the use and potential of box structures in artist’s book design; In the first of two pieces, David Solo reports on the – Book Art Review (BAR) Conve... Read More about Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-2023.

Twenty-five and counting: San Francisco Center for the book celebrates its past and future in artists’ books (2021)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2021). Twenty-five and counting: San Francisco Center for the book celebrates its past and future in artists’ books. Printmaking Today, 30(120), 22-23

I spoke with Jennie Hinchcliff, Exhibitions and Events Manager at the San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. SFCB was established by Mary Austin and Kathleen Burch in 1996, to serve west coast and internati... Read More about Twenty-five and counting: San Francisco Center for the book celebrates its past and future in artists’ books.

From literaturewurst to looped (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Bodman, S. (2021, November). From literaturewurst to looped. Presented at Spineless Wonders - Small Press Artists Books; The Global Book; Materials, Materiality and Process conference, UCL Slade School of Fine Art, London

Sarah Bodman explores how we might interact with books through non-linear reading; appropriated texts from books repurposed as 3D artefacts; collaborative and participatory projects that explore books, reading and memory.

Can you handle it? (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Bodman, S. (2021, October). Can you handle it?. Paper presented at Materiality, Space and Embodiment | Illuminating the Non-Representable, Istanbul, Turkey

Sarah will explore some aspects of our engagement with materiality through books we feel we must handle, may not want to touch, or books which make us complicit in their narrative through turning or interacting with the pages. Showing examples of art... Read More about Can you handle it?.

Postcards for Perec (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. Postcards for Perec. [mail art postcards]. Exhibited at UK. 14 September 2021 - 11 November 2021. (Unpublished)

The Postcards for Perec exhibition is curated and organised by MAMDP alum Linda Parr in association with CFPR. Current venue: Winchester School of Art Library until 11th November 2021. The Postcards for Perec exhibition tour continues until the end... Read More about Postcards for Perec.

Dinner and a Rose (2021)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S., & Campbell, N. Dinner and a Rose. [Digital print with silver detail on Nautilus Classic 135gsm recycled paper.]. Bristol

Dinner and a Rose Sarah Bodman & Nancy Campbell Artist Sarah Bodman and poet Nancy Campbell have created a new edition of Dinner and a Rose, an artist’s book in homage to the novel The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. Originally produce... Read More about Dinner and a Rose.

Future past and tense (2021)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2021). Future past and tense. Printmaking Today, 30(119), 22-23

Sarah Bodman talks to Ioannis Anastasiou and Majka Dokudowicz online from their studio in Wrocław, Poland. Both are PhD researchers at the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, actively exhibiting their prints and artists' books nationally... Read More about Future past and tense.

His dark materials (2021)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2021). His dark materials. Printmaking Today, 30(118), 22-23

Ian Andrews talks to Sarah Bodman about his collaboration with a particle physics group resulting in artists’ books exploring dark matter

Spending time within books (2021)
Book Chapter
Bodman, S. L. (2021). Spending time within books. In C. Benjamin Schulz, V. Hildebrand-Schat, & K. Bazarnik (Eds.), Refresh the Book: On the Hybrid Nature of the Book in the Age of Electronic Publishing (221-245). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV.

In my work as a researcher in the field of artists’ books, I encounter new books on a daily basis. Artists send information on their publications to go into the Book Arts Newsletter or the biennial Artist’s Book Yearbook, or write about their work fo... Read More about Spending time within books.

The Herbarium – World Book Night 2021 (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S., Campbell, N., & Parr, L. The Herbarium – World Book Night 2021. [artists' books, paper, letterpress, textiles, etc.]. Exhibited at Bristol, UK. 23 April 2021 - 23 May 2021. (Unpublished)

Co-curated with Linda Parr for World Book Night 2021. WBN United artists invited participants to search for flowers in a book or poem. The text could have a flowery title, be about flowers or the mention of flowers, perhaps even prompting a new artis... Read More about The Herbarium – World Book Night 2021.

BABE – The Lost Weekend Arnolfini, Bristol – online (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S., Butler, A., Sowden, T., & Owen, P. BABE – The Lost Weekend Arnolfini, Bristol – online. [artists' books, videos]. Exhibited at Bristol, UK. 17 April 2021 - 18 April 2021. (Unpublished)

Sat 17th April – Sun 18th April 2021 Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Arnolfini presented works by over 160 book artists and small publishers from around the world, online over the weekend. We had submissions of books and videos from artists and pub... Read More about BABE – The Lost Weekend Arnolfini, Bristol – online.

Nature Trails, botanical bookworks by Radha Pandey (2021)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2021). Nature Trails, botanical bookworks by Radha Pandey. Printmaking Today, 29(115), 22-23

Sarah Bodman interviews book artist Radha Pandey about her botanical bookworks and establishing Halden Bookworks, a new book arts centre in Halden, Norway.

It's a new day (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S., & Owen, P. It's a new day. [artists' books]. Exhibited at Bristol, UK. 2 March 2021 - 18 April 2021. (Unpublished)

Curation of exhibition - This online display in collaboration with Arnolfini, Bristol showcases a selection of artists’ books on mental health, wellbeing and recovery, and thinking about how we live within our environment. It links to themes of inter... Read More about It's a new day.

Field workers unite (2020)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2020). Field workers unite. Printmaking Today, 29(116), 22-23

Sarah Bodman talks with David Dellafiora of Field Study International about his inclusive book projects.