Over 113 local, national and international artist bookmakers, dealers and small presses came together at Arnolfini to show and sell their work. The amusing acronym BABE that stands for Bristol Artists Book Event seems suitably chosen to signify the relaxed and friendly space created for curious visitors to meet artists and buy works of art at an affordable price.
Artists’ books are an ideal channel for artists to present their ideas and concepts in a tangible format.
BABE took place on 11th and 12th of April and apart from the main exhibition focus, there were numerous side events, such as performances, readings, and workshops.
Across two days and over three floors, Arnolfini produced a wonderful laid-back weekend getaway for bookworms, bibliophiles, and laymen alike.