Artists’ Books

Photos of some of Andrea Girling’s artist books

Scarred landscape in wooden box 2014 Scarred landscape paper cutout 2014 A Black Leaden Mass flag book 2014

(from top:  Scarred Landscape in wooden box, 2014; Scarred Landscape paper cutout, 2014; A Black Leaden Mass, flag book, 2014)


The Scarred Landscape paper cutouts have been intricately cut out by hand (no laser cutting here!).  The scarred landscape represents the soldiers from the First World War.  The trees are almost unrecognisable.

The flag book titled ‘A Black Leaden Mass’ was in memoriam to those that died and suffered in the first bombings in Norfolk in January 1915.  One person in Norfolk during the 1915 bombings described the sighting of the Zeppelin to that of a black leaden mass.  An eerie sight I would have thought across the beautiful Norfolk landscape.


A successful day!

Eastern Artists’ Book Collective had a great couple of days at Turn the Page 2014 (2nd & 3rd May). The response and feedback from both visitors and fellow exhibitors was fantastic! All our hardwork paid off. We now look forward to next years event.

Turn the Page exhibition stand 2014

NEWS!! Turn the Page Artists’ Book Fair 2014

We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected to take part in this years ‘Turn the Page’.  Yay!  We are so excited and can’t wait to be part of it.  A fantastic fair held at The Forum in Norwich.

Here’s a little about them:

Turn the page artists’ book fair is a UK and international exhibiting and selling platform for artists who are creating work that is inspired by the structural and conceptual properties of the book form.  The event is held over 2 days in the spectacular atrium at the Forum, Norwich and is fast establishing its place amongst the top UK Book Art events.  Check out their website:

Meet the artists…


Welcome to our very first blog post!!

We are the newly founded ‘Eastern Artists’ Book Collective’ formed by Sarah Treharne-Bird and Andrea Girling .  We are two like-minded graduates of Norwich University College of the Arts.

Single Section Hard backed books.

Single Section Hard backed books.

Single Section Booklets

Single Section Booklets

Long Stitch bound in leather.

Long Stitch bound in leather.

Our shared interest in art and artists’ books gives us the opportunity to explore and share ideas, collaborate and exhibit together.

Free to Join our group! – We welcome new artists to join our group, but you must live in the East Anglia area and be able to attend meetings and/or communicate regularly via email.   We meet up regularly in Norwich (maybe once a month) to discuss further ideas, projects and exhibitions.  New members will go through a selection process which is put forward to the committee, so please send photos of your work and a brief description about yourself and your work to Andrea and we will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know whether you’ve been accepted: