Vancouver Art Book Fair at ECU

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Special Events

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Join us for the Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF) October 19-21. Canada's first and longest running art book fair takes place on campus in the Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons, the Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons and READ Books.

All events are free and open to the public. The Emily Carr community is also invited to the Members Preview on Thursday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

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Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 6–8pm | Opening Night Members Preview

Members of Vancouver Art Book Fair and ECU staff, students and faculty get an exclusive preview of VABF the night before it opens to the public. 

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-21, 11–7pm | Vancouver Art Book Fair  Free and open to the public. Multi areas of exhibitors, hourly talks in the Ron Burnett Library, artist projects and performances ongoing throughout the site. 

Talks

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Why Books - Vivian Sming
12pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

Publishing Performance - David Senior
1pm |  Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

Raising Frogs for $$ $- Jason Fulford
3pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

On Artist Writes - Shana Lutker
4pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
7pm | Reliance Theatre


Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Curatorial Approach to Publishing - Decoy Magazine
12pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

Keynote Address: Museums, Money an Politics - Andrea Fraser
1pm | Reliance Theatre

Reproduction is Not a Metaphor - Kandis Williams
3pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

The Halifax Conference - Craig Leonard
4pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

How To Do The Flowers - Ruth van Beek
5pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons

Northwest Coast Series Launch - Dana Claxton + Skeena Reece
6pm | Artist Book Room, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons


Student, Staff + Alumni Exhibitors



From October 15 to October 21, VABF will also host Artists' Book Week, an open platform for artists, curators, collectives and others to present events that celebrate the art of publishing. 

These events are free and open to the public. Be sure to visit VABF for complete details on all events.