The longest-running international art book fair in Canada, the Vancouver Art Book Fair celebrates its 5th year with its annual festival or artists' publishing at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 14 to 16, 2016. Opening with a Members Preview on October 14, the fair runs from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, is free and open to the public, and showcases the work of over 100 publishers and artists through exhibitor booths, hourly talks, performances and artists' projects.
At the heart of the fair is a selection of local, national and international artists, illustrators, designers, publishers, collectives and artist-run centres who display books, magazines, zines, chapbooks and print ephemera. With such an array of exhibitors, guests are guaranteed to discover artists, writers, publishers and/or publications they have not encountered previously.
Featured presenters include: Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed & Vanessa Kwan of the Big Rock Candy Mountain project (Vancouver), Eunice Luk of Slow Editions (Tokyo/Yokohama), independent artist Nicole Killian (Richmond, Virginia), Dan Rule & Justine Ellis of Perimeter Books (Melbourne), Cristian Hernandez, Juli Majer & Tylor Macmillan of DDOOGG (Vancouver), Alex Durlak of Perish Publishing (Toronto), Cole Pauls of Pizza Punks (Vancouver), David Roeder of Good Press (Glasgow) and Coley Brown of Silent Sound (Los Angeles)
VA/BF will also present Artists’ Books Week from October 10 to October 16, 2016, which is an open platform for artists, curators, collectives, institutions, artist-run centres and others to host events that celebrate art publishing.