Research Group for Artists Publications (RGAP) was an independent non-profit artist-led organisation based initially at the University of Derby, and in its latter years in Yorkshire Art Space in Sheffield.
Led by artist and publisher Martin Rogers RGAP published artists’ books and editions, organised exhibitions and events, and set up and ran Small Publishers Fair for its first decade.
In 2012 Martin Rogers died. Throughout 2013 RGAP colleagues and Martin’s widow Lindsey Adams worked intensively to put in order the extensive RGAP archive. The Coracle publication Construction Storage Despatch celebrates Martin Rogers’ life.
At this time it was also decided that Small Publishers Fair had an identity, reputation and momentum of its own, and should be continued. Helen Mitchell, who had previously worked with RGAP and Coracle, was invited to run the fair.
Ten RGAP titles including Stephen Willats’ ‘Artwork as Social Model’ continue to be available through Cornerhouse Publications. The RGAP archive and Martin Rogers own collection of artist’s books have now been taken by Chelsea College of Art Library, University of the Arts London.
Any further information about RGAP or their publications, or about Martin Rogers, please contact Lindsey Adams on 01243 775870.