Exhibitions

Flow Gallery

COVERED: Beauty and Art in Contemporary Bookbinding
"Bookbinders work in close harmony with the text, creating structures and designs that both complement and extend the meaning or 'feel' of a book. Each binder will have his or her own style and each text will evoke different responses; from detailed painted images to abstract forms and patterns, the range of styles is as diverse as the individuals who create them.

Often working with publications from small private presses, binders respond not only to the ideas within the text but also to the quality of the paper, the printing and the illustrations. Materials and techniques range from traditional leathers and vellums with gold tooling and inlays, to more contemporary work incorporating Perspex and metal, airbrushed images and photographic transfer.

Prices range from £50 - £3500 but commissioning a binder to work on a particular text is also increasingly popular. Commissions can come from many sources; individuals wanting a bespoke binding of a particular text for a special gift, or public institutions, libraries and museums building up their own contemporary collections."

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1-5 Needham Road
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COVERED 2011
The seventh Designer Bookbinders exhibition at the Flow Gallery, London:


COVERED 2010
The sixth Designer Bookbinders exhibition at the Flow Gallery:

Pictures of the 2010 exhibition can be seen here.

Exhibiting DB Fellows & Licentiates, and invited bookbinders:
Kathy Abbott / Glenn Bartley / Joanna Bird / James Brockman / Stuart Brockman
Andrew Brown / Hannah Brown / Lester Capon / Jeff Clements / Mark Cockram
Stephen Conway / Nesta Davies / Paul Delrue / Nicholas Dunn-Coleman
Benjamin Elbel / Judith Ellis / Clive Farmer / Annette Friedrich
Sayaka Fukuda / Eri Funazaki & Danny Flynn / Tatjana Gretschmann / Jenni Grey
Paul Henry / Chris Hicks / Kate Holland / Derek Hood / Angela James
Mel Jefferson / Peter Jones / Jeanette Koch / Midori Kunikata / Jen Lindsey
Kaori Maki / Yuko Matsuno / Tom McEwan / Naomi Mitamura / Sarah Morpeth
Nicky Oliver / Pamela Richmond / Dominic Riley / Kate Rochester / Lori Sauer
David Sellars / Christopher Shaw / Philip Smith / Haein Song / Ann Thornton
Ann Tout / Rachel Ward-Sale / Daniel Wray

 


COVERED 2009
The fifth Designer Bookbinders exhibition at the Flow Gallery:

Exhibiting DB Fellows & Licentiates, and invited bookbinders:
Kathy Abbott / Glenn Bartley / Jo Bird / James Brockman / Stuart Brockman
Andrew Brown / Hannah Brown / Michael Burke / Lester Capon / Jeff Clements
Mark Cockram / Stephen Conway / Nesta Davies / Paul Delrue / Sue Doggett
Nicholas Dunn-Coleman / Judith Ellis / Clive Farmer / Annette Friedrich
Sayaka Fukuda / Eri Funazaki & Danny Flynn / Tatjana Gretschmann / Jenni Grey
Paul Henry / Chris Hicks / Kate Holland / Derek Hood / Angela James
Peter Jones / Soohee Kim / George Kirkpatrick / Jeanette Koch
Midori Kunikata-Cockram / Kaori Maki / Yuko Matsuno / Mylyn McColl
Bernard Middleton / Naomi Mitamura / Mary Norwood / Nicky Oliver / David Penton
Shelley Rapley / Pamela Richmond / Dominic Riley / Lori Sauer / David Sellars
Christopher Shaw / Philip Smith / Haein Song / Ann Thornton / Ann Tout / Rachel Ward-Sale

 


COVERED 2008
The fourth Designer Bookbinders exhibition at the Flow Gallery:

Exhibiting DB Fellows & Licentiates, and invited bookbinders:
Kathy Abbott / Glenn Bartley / Jo Bird / James Brockman / Stuart Brockman
Andrew Brown / Michael Burke / Lester Capon / Jeff Clements / Mark Cockram
Stephen Conway / Nesta Davies / Paul Delrue / Sue Doggett / Judith Ellis
Clive Farmer / Annette Friedrich / Sayaka Fukuda / Eri Funazaki
Tatjana Gretschmann / Jenni Grey / Simon Haigh / Paul Henry / Chris Hicks
Kate Holland / Derek Hood / Angela James / Sarah Jarrett-Kerr / Mel Jefferson
Peter Jones / Simeon Glyn Jones / George Kirkpatrick / Jeanette Koch
Midori Kunikata-Cockram / Kaori Maki / Yuko Matsuno / Bernard Middleton
Mary Norwood / Pamela Richmond / Dominic Riley / Lori Sauer / David Sellars
Philip Smith / Ann Thornton / Ann Tout / Rachel Ward-Sale / Margaret Wilmer

 


COVERED 2007
With over one hundred works by forty binders the 2007 exhibition showcased the very best work from both established and up-and-coming bookbinders across the UK.

 

 


View more pictures from the exhibition here.

 


COVERED 2006
An exhibition of over 100 bindings - the work of forty-two binders (Fellows and Licentiates together with invited binders) - displaying the beauty and range of techniques, styles and materials of contemporary bookbinding.

 


View more pictures from the exhibition here.

Click here to download a list of the bindings exhibited (92k PDF file).

   

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