The Secret Library of Solihull: an exhibition of contemporary artists’ books at the Solihull Art Gallery

In book fair on January 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

8 March — 8 May 2010

Join us at the Solihull Arts Complex this spring and delve into a secret library of contemporary artists’ books with an exhibition dedicated to the genre. Artists’ books and book works, installation and book-related performances will all be showcased within the gallery and library complex.

We are proud to include Excavating Babel by Tina Hill, winner of the Agassi Book Arts Prize in 2009.

Hill has transformed more than 2000 secondhand and discarded books, recovered from a Bristol warehouse, into a towering, walkthrough installation, appropriating the book blocks and creating a stunning architectural bookwork

We will be running a series of artists’ book-making workshops aimed at artists and novices through all disciplines throughout the duration of the exhibition. Birmingham-based illustrator Karoline Rerrie will be demonstrating the endangered art of Print Gocco, while Simon Goode will be running a workshop in non-adhesive bindings and contemporary artists’ book making. We also have students from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), who will be  running mini workshops demonstrating various techniques, including experimental book formats and how to make your own zine.

As part of the exhibition, The Solihull Artists’ Book Fair will take place at the Gallery from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 20 March 2010.

  1. […] Gallery in the West Midlands on their forthcoming exhibition of contemporary artists’ books, The Secret Library of Solihull, which runs from 8 March to 8 May […]

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