A Shoal of Mackerel had a busy summer with getting our books in shops, making new connections...
We will be part of the bookish exhibition at Gallery Glucksman in Cork Ireland...
--> watch this space!
25th & 26th April 2008 - A Shoal of Mackerel @ Glasgow International Artists Bookfair
As part of the Gi festival in Glasgow there was the 1st Glasgow International Artists Bookfair.
Needless to say that A Shoal of Mackerel had a stall there [actually: 2]! It was held at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgows City Centre.
It was a really interesting event: www.giab.org.uk
We'll be posting images here soon...
8th of February 2008: CCA spring bookfair
We have participated at the CCA bookfair again.
Our custom-built stall again got some attraction. Apart from showing our books, we had a small exhibition of 3 unique artists books: colourstudy by Triona Ryan, a guide to 21st century revolution by Sandy Smith & Mount Dillon, Erin by Harald Turek.
18th of December 2007: new booklaunch at 300m3 Art Space, Gothenburg
We have launched our new 10 artists books at 300m3 Art Space, Gothenburg.
Now that A Shoal of Mackerel is based in Glasgow & Gothenburg, we will launching new books in both cities!
Have a look at some images from the opening...
Our event was well advertised!
We are now part of the medieverkstaderna, a media workshop based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
IASPIS, the international artists studio program in Sweden, helped the Glasgow team travel to Gothenburgh with a suitcase full of books!
17th November 2007: CCA bookfair
The CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow invited us to participate at their artists bookfair again...
8th November 2007: new booklaunch at the CCA
We have launched our new 10 artists books at the CCA from. This time we had artists not only from Glasgow & Edinburgh,
but from Switzerland, Germany & Sweden as well...
It was quite a big crowd. Here are some images...
19th May 2007
Our books were part of the opening of the new artists bookstore Aye-Aye books
which just opened in Glasgow..
Martin, who has just started the bookstore will be selling our publications.
here he is at our stall at the CCA bookfair...
The CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow invited us to participate at their artists bookfair.
The CCA bookfair has in the past pulled together a series of alternative and independent publishers from Scotland
and further a field, aimed at anyone interested in contemporary art, design, architecture or new ideas
with stalls from Fruitmarket, Tramway, Black Dog Publishing, The Cornerhouse, Changing Room,
Transmission, Bookworks, AK press, ...
1st May 2007: A Shoal of Mackerel engaged
We now have a new division of A Shoal of Mackerel called:
A Shoal of Mackerel engaged
which will be focussing on community, regeneration, awareness, art for 'kids' sake' and similar projects
Alex Bettencourt & Harald Melrose Turek had been discussing this for a while now and with a new publication
for Project Ability A Shoal of Mackerel are launching the division A Shoal of Mackerel engaged.
The publication by Project Ability consists of images and research findings of the artist in residence project
with three communication disorder units (predominantly children with autism and asbergers).
It is quite a unique project and the work created by the children has been fantastic and challenges assumptions
that children on the autistic spectrum are not imaginative or creative.
The book is being produced by the SQA and distributed by Project Ability and will be launched on the 12th of June.
9th & 10th of March 2007
The 10th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair was held over two days at the University of Leeds,
located in central Leeds, UK.
We represented all the artists we have published there at our stall. Harald went down to Leeds and showed & sold our publications...
It was a good weekend and we got a very good response to our artists books!!! We'll be there again next year!
22-25 February 2007: SUPERMARKET 2007
Our publications so far have been represented at the SUPERMARKET art fair 2007, which took place
in February 22-25 at Konstnärshuset (The Artists’ House), an old Art Deco palace in the centre of Stockholm..
Our friends from lowsalt, a Glasgow-based artists organisation, took our artworks over there...
11th of November 2006
A Shoal of Mackerel has got a new directorial team and is now based in both Glasgow & Göteborg!
A new booklaunch is planned for November 2007 in both Glasgow & Göteborg,
watch this space for submission guidelines...
Some of our books were part of the booklaunch organised by
a Stockholm-based artists group
22th - 24th of October 2005
Document 3 film festival
there was a RADICAL BOOKFAIR where we participated alongside WORD POWER and AK PRESS!
4th of June 2005
We have participated in the Perthshire Visual Arts Forum
Both Harald & Blair drove up to Perth to participate. It was a great event and we got a lot of positive feedback about our work.
27th April - 2nd May 2005
We were in the foyer of the GLASGOW ARTFAIR to welcome all to our stall!
Simpo & Harald have put on their best attire...
17th - 22nd of April 2005
We were in the RCCA SPRING ANIMAL SHOW!
The shop in the RCCA featured our stall and sold our books
All the fun we had. The show was quite marvellous and our little stall was accompanied by many artworks
for sale by Glasgow based artists such as Yvonne Mullock, Morven Mulgrew, Martine Myrup, Alison Dunlop,
Bryndis Hjalmarsdottir, Giannina Capitani, HIM, Sam Stead, Kathrin Hoehne, Rafle Halldorsdottir, Robert Snell,...!
6th of November 2004
Emporium at the Glasgow School of Art. What a nice day!
If you weren't there, here are some pictures...
14th of October 2004
We had a great opening night! There were so many people there. Amazing
After this success we will defenitely do it again next year!
Here's our hand-made invite...
A thanks to all who helped us making this happen...