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Dr Sarah Bodman


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. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443556

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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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.

Right here, right now - Observations, speculations & hallucinations (2020)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S. Right here, right now - Observations, speculations & hallucinations. [publish on demand]. Winchester, UK

This publication represents the output from an open call made to artists and designers in middle of a Covid-19 pandemic, April to May 2020. The result is a kind of visual atlas, photos and drawings, multiple perspectives of the same moment. Contri... Read More about Right here, right now - Observations, speculations & hallucinations.

An open book (2020)
Journal Article
Bodman, S. (2020). An open book. Printmaking Today, 29(115), 22-23

An Open Book: The generous narrative spaces in tactile artists’ books by Katerina Kyselica that demand to be handled

Wipe (2020)
Physical Artefact
Bodman, S. Wipe. [rubber stamps]. UK

Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium in sharp contrast with the artistic concern for archi... Read More about Wipe.

Love and music in the format of the artist's book (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
Bodman, S. Love and music in the format of the artist's book. [artists' books]. Exhibited at Kirov, Russia. 1 August 2020 - 1 October 2020. (Unpublished)

Love and Music in the format of the Artist's Book, an exhibition organised and curated by Valeri Burov, at the M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin museum, Kirov, Russia, 01/08/20 – 01/10/20