second helping

On October the 9th the Ffotogallery, Turner House, Penarth is holding its second of this year’s Book Art Fairs.

“Our Autumn Book Arts Fayre will be back at Turner House on Saturday 9th October 2010 from 11am-4.30pm!

Ffotogallery’s biannual Book Arts Fayre celebrates self and independent publishing in all its forms. This free event with stalls, music and live art-making welcomes all to explore and engage in a wealth of contemporary book arts and print practice from Wales and beyond.

We are looking for artists and collectives who would like to host a free stall space at our forthcoming fayre or participate by submitting works for inclusion on our ‘Various Artists’ stall.”

At the end of August, on the last possible day for submission, Chris Loyn, Dan Benham and I decided we’d like to take part in this and put together a proposal for a small book of images concerned with food. Last night, with only 36 hours before the Turner House doors open to the public, the three of us met at their office and started sorting through the selected photographs. Dan was enormously patient, cropping and editing every page, not losing his temper when we changed our minds more than once about the layout nor when a technical glitsch caused us to lose the previous hour’s work.


Dan Benham



Philippa Robbins



Chris Loyn



Tomorrow, against all odds, it goes to the printers.  The book is titled ‘Second Helping’. The profits from any sales are going to Shelter Cymru.

If you are in Penarth on Saturday do drop in to the Book Art fair.


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