The London Art Book Fair 2015

Battenburg Press will be exhibiting at this years' London Art Book Fair this Thursday 10th September - Sunday 13th September at Whitechapel Gallery, as part of the MCollective stand. We will be launching brand new works on paper including 'Nineteen Fuji Views' hot off the press. 

MI-LAB Exhibition Tokyo

Between August 20th - 30th, the work of the artists' of the recent Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory Basic Training Program will be exhibited at the CfSHE Gallery, Arts Chiyoda 3331, B109, 11-14, 6-chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Toyko, Japan.

TEDxFUKUOKA WOMEN 'Momentum' Event

I am delighted to have asked to present at this years' 'TEDxFukuoka Women' Event on Saturday May 30th. I will be talking about the 'Bibliotherapy Artist's Book Library' project joined by two inspiring speakers whose talks will be based on the event theme 'Momemtum'. 

TEDxFukuokaWomen “Momentum”
Fukuoka, Japan – May 1, 2015
TEDxFukuoka (Joe Okubo, Organizer) will host a public TEDxFukuokaWomen event entitled “Momentum” on Saturday, May 30th, 14:00-19:30, at Momochi Palace (Sawara-ku, Fukuoka).
TEDxFukuokaWomen is one of the 2015 TEDxWomen events being held in Japan. The event will be complemented by 3 exceptional speakers, including Reiko Nakamura, Managing Director of Schawk & Anthem Japan.
This year’s TEDxWomen theme is “Momentum”. In the words of the organizers, “We’ll explore the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work.”

TEDxWomen session:Session One & Two: 14:00 ~ 17:30 (Open 13:00)
Includes an on-demand screening from Monterey, CA, and three presentations from our local speakers. 
The speakers are as follows:
Izumi Haraga, Nature Art Educator
Reiko Nakamura, Managing Director of Schawk & Anthem Japan
Lucy May Schofield, Artist/Curator, The Bibliotherapy Artist’s Book Library (BABL)
Reception: 18:00 ~ 19:30
Application for tickets:
More Details can be found at:

MI-LAB Exhibition & Discussion

MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory) will host an Exhibition and Discussion to welcome the six International artists taking part in this years' Mokuhanga Basic Training Program Residency at Lake Kawaguchi. 
Please join us in Tokyo on the 21st April to meet the artists participation in the up-coming MI-LAB residency, hear them talk about their work as well as engage them in discussion. An exhibition of their work will run from April 21st to May 3rd.
Preview Exhibition and Discussion Schedule
Artist Preview Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: April 21, 2015-May 3, 2015
Gallery Hours: 12:00-7:00 (Mondays and Tuesdays are holidays except for April 21st; the gallery will close at 5 PM on May 3rd )
Artist Talk and Discussion
Event Date: April 21, 2015
The event will begin at 6:30.
Entry is free.
To participate in the Artist Talk and Discussion portion of this event, please email MI-Lab by April 18th .
CfSHE Gallery
Arts Chiyoda 3331 B109
11-14, 6-chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

I'm thrilled to have been selected to show 'All the News that's fit to Print (Brotherly Love)' at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts's forthcoming exhibition 'Reader's Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected from May 8th until July 26th 2015. The exhibition forms part of the Bookarts Biennale held at MCBA this Summer. The twin box works will be shown alongside 40 selected artists' works focusing on the book as container.

Creative Community Event

Fukuoka Now, the Kyushu magazine and online resource is promoting artists from Fukuoka's International community at their 'Creative Community Event' on November 8th. As one of the selected artists I will be showing work made in Japan over the past year at Kyushu Hall, Hakata from 6.30pm.   

Proud as Punch

My sister is magnificent. 
She will be demonstrating her wonder at a magical pop-up shop in Brighton next weekend with a special discount off her current jewellery collections. Beautiful, delicate, edgy, elegant. Go see

The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013

Held over 3 days, the TABF was a wonderful event. The M Collective stand presented the work of 9 artists based in Manchester, each exploring the form of the artist's book within their practice. The fair attracted a huge amount of visitors with so many people coming to say hello and find out more about us. We appeared to stand out in our creation of handmade, limited edition works, which drew us plenty of attention and sales. It was a thrill to meet people from Tokyo's artistic and self publishing community. We will be back in 2014 for more.

FLOW Gallery

SW and myself of BATTENBURG PRESS have sold work to Reed Contemporary Books in the last year and these pieces have been selected for the 'To have and to hold - an exhibition of 50 beautiful books' at FLOW Gallery London between September 5th - 7th. Reed Contemporary will also be showing these works at The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery between 12th - 15th September. Please consider yourself invited. 

Tokyo Dreams

M-collective are busy making in anticipation of the Tokyo Art Book Fair in September. We will be showing work for the first time internationally, as a collective. The Tokyo Art Book Fair will be held between September 21st (Sat) - 23rd (Mon/National Holiday), 2013 at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design GAIEN CAMPUS(1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan). We are thrilled to be showing our work in Japan. Come and say hello and see new work from all of the M-collective.

BABL to Brighton




An Afternoon of Books

Saturday 1 June, 2 – 5 pm, £1 entry

Immerse yourself in a lively mix of talks, workshops and special events, and learn more about resources and networks for book artists. Borbonesa, a collaborative trio of book artists, will give an illustrated talk about their work, Jakie Batey shows you how to make zines, and Lucy May Schofield will offer visitors a session of 'bibliotherapy'. You can also roll up your sleeves and try some drop-in workshops covering simple book formats, collage and working with downloadable books; there will be a café, stalls, networking activities and more. Check the website for full details.