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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 (Unpublished)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.

Read With Me – an exhibition of an experiment (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. Read With Me – an exhibition of an experiment. [n/a]. Exhibited at Bower Ashton Library, UWE, Bristol, UK. 2 December 2019 - 15 January 2020. (Unpublished)

2nd December 2019 – 15th January 2020 Exhibition in the study area, Bower Ashton Library, UWE, Bristol, UK Sarah Bodman: This exhibition continues the Read To Me project – an experiment made in collaboration with a psychometric reader, as an attemp... Read More about Read With Me – an exhibition of an experiment.

Read With Me (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. Read With Me. [n/a]. Performed at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. 14 November 2019 - 14 November 2019. (Unpublished)

An automatic drawing experiment took place on Thursday 14th November 2019 at Arnolfini bookshop. Participants were invited to attend or to conduct the experiment remotely. The drawings were exhibited at Bower Ashton Library December 2019 and will fo... Read More about Read With Me.

Ed Ruscha Books & Co (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T. (2015). Ed Ruscha Books & Co. [artists' books]. 6 March 2019 - 1 May 2015. (Unpublished)

“Books & Co.” presents Ruscha’s legendary artist books together with those of more than 70 contemporary artists from all over the world—from Russia to Japan to the Netherlands, including artists' book by Tom Sowden, who have responded directly and di... Read More about Ed Ruscha Books & Co.

Encounters with Books / Encuentro con Libros (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. Encounters with Books / Encuentro con Libros. [n/a]. Exhibited at Santander, Spain. 14 August 2018 - 15 September 2018. (Unpublished)

Encounters with Books / Encuentro con Libros invited 36 artists and writers from the following countries to participate in this collaborative book and exhibition: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Swede... Read More about Encounters with Books / Encuentro con Libros.

RE: Follow-ed (after hokusai) (2015)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T., & Pichler, M. (2015). RE: Follow-ed (after hokusai). [Artists' books]. 28 September 2015 - 3 December 2015. (Unpublished)

Co-curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler. An exhibition of artists' tribute books to Ed Ruscha.

BABE – The Fifth Bristol Artists Book Event (2015)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. (2015). BABE – The Fifth Bristol Artists Book Event. 11 April 2015 - 12 April 2015. (Unpublished)

Curated event including 113 artists, publishers, dealers and presses from the Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sicily, Spain, South Korea and the UK, attracted 7150 visitors and held at the Arnolfini, Bristol, 11-12 April 2015.

PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books (2014)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T., & Bodman, S. L. (2014). PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books. [Artists' books]. 1 July 2014 - 1 August 2014. (Unpublished)

PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, offers a rare insight and overview of the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book over half a century. Featuring books, postal art and other 'alternative... Read More about PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books.

BABE – The fourth Bristol Artists Book Event (2013)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. (2013). BABE – The fourth Bristol Artists Book Event. 20 April 2013 - 21 April 2013. (Unpublished)

Curated by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden with the Arnolfini Bristol this event showcased 105 artists, publishers, dealers and presses from the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Canada, South Korea and Italy with 7530 visitors.

Codex Event 8 (2012)
Exhibition / Performance
Laidler, P., Bodman, S. L., Sowden, T., & Mosely, T. Codex Event 8. 13 June 2012 - 31 August 2012. (Unpublished)

An Australian and British collaborative research project into pulp-printing, installation and artists’ books between Sarah Bodman, Paul Laidler, Tim Mosely, Monica Oppen and Tom Sowden. Codex Event 8 tackled the ‘urban jungle’, its physical mass... Read More about Codex Event 8.

BABE – The third Bristol Artists Book Event (2011)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. (2011). BABE – The third Bristol Artists Book Event. 29 April 2011 - 30 April 2011. (Unpublished)

Curated by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden with the Arnolfini Bristol. Artists book event which showcased 100 artists, publishers and presses from the UK, France, Belgium, Russia, USA, Canada, South Korea and Spain with 5724 visitors.

Follow-ed (after Hokusai) (2011)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T., & Pichler, M. Follow-ed (after Hokusai). [artists' books]. 2 February 2011 - 10 March 2011. (Unpublished)

Follow-ed (after Hokusai) is an exhibition of books inspired by the American artist Edward Ruscha, collected and curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler, at the Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton. This exhibition is part of Print Mat... Read More about Follow-ed (after Hokusai).

Surplus to requirement (2010)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T. (2010). Surplus to requirement. [Artists book edition of 250]. 25 September 2010 - 27 September 2010. (Unpublished)

Tom Sowden invited to curate a selection of Bristol-based book artists’ works for a collaborative project with the Righton Press group at Manchester Metropolitan University. Each artist produced a page to print, and a ‘sketch’ page on the theme o... Read More about Surplus to requirement.

Drawing with fire: an exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists (2010)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T. Drawing with fire: an exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists. [Paper]. 13 September 2010 - 24 September 2010. (Unpublished)

Curated by Tom Sowden as part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project ”Paper Models: investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists’ books and paper-based creative practice for arts, crafts and design” and to coincide with a o... Read More about Drawing with fire: an exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists.

Arnolfini bookshop showcase exhibition (2010)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T. Arnolfini bookshop showcase exhibition. [Artefacts]. 1 June 2010 - 1 August 2010. (Unpublished)

Tom Sowden curated exhibitions of work at the Arnolfini created by SME's and sole traders who have worked with the CFPR through the bureau service and residencies on prototypes, bespoke designs and artefacts. The work on show was just a small selec... Read More about Arnolfini bookshop showcase exhibition.

The art of the book: journals then and now (2010)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. (2010). The art of the book: journals then and now. [Exhibition]. 11 February 2010 - 8 May 2010. (Unpublished)

An international traveling exhibition of artist book journals, diaries and letters. “The Art of the Book: Journals Then and Now” is a collaborative project between the Department of Art and Art History at UMSL, the CFPR at the University of the West... Read More about The art of the book: journals then and now.

The cover of a book is the beginning of a journey (2009)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. The cover of a book is the beginning of a journey. 24 April 2009 - 23 May 2009. (Unpublished)

The exhibition curated by Bodman and Sowden presented a range of publications by artists including: Angela Bulloch, Sophie Calle, Don Celender, Douglas Huebler, Alison Knowles, Jonathan Monk, Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. These books could all be pe... Read More about The cover of a book is the beginning of a journey.

BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event 2009 (2009)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event 2009. 4 April 2009 - 5 April 2009. (Unpublished)

Co-hosted event organised by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden at CFPR and Peter Begen and Suzie Claiden at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. A two-day event showcasing 83 national and international artists, presses, colleges and publishers, exhibiting hundreds... Read More about BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event 2009.

I am comedy. 'Out-takes' (2008)
Exhibition / Performance
Breuning, O., Chung, N., Eguiguren, J., Kalleinen, O., Kalleinen, T., Karvonen, O., …Williams, B. I am comedy. 'Out-takes'. 12 November 2008 - 13 November 2008. (Unpublished)

Public screenings of artists work involving themselves explicitly as either narrator or actor exploring the human condition and their own identity through humour. Many of the artists in this project use humour as a diversion for more hidden philosoph... Read More about I am comedy. 'Out-takes'.

Sitting Room: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books (2006)
Exhibition / Performance
Sowden, T., & Schofield, L. M. (2007). Sitting Room: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books. [artists' books]. 1 May 2006 - 1 February 2009. (Unpublished)

Sitting Room was conceived between curators Tom Sowden and Lucy May Schofield. The show presented artists’ books in a re-created sitting room within gallery spaces, allowing the majority of books to be handled and read by the viewers. Exhibition... Read More about Sitting Room: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books.