Issue date: 08 May 2002
Staff at the Library and the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, Bristol have been working together to develop access to the collection of artists books within the faculty. The existing collection of artists’ books has been re-catalogued by Sarah Clifford and Sarah Bodman and is being built upon with the purchase of new artists’ books. There are also new teaching slide packs available within the faculty for lectures and workshops.
To celebrate the completion of the new area there will be a launch lecture and reception for the new artists’ books facility in the Library at the Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England, Bristol on Wednesday 15 May 2002. The new area has been made possible by support from the Faculty and the Centre for Fine Print Research.
Provenance in the Wild West: James Castle & the Icehouse Books a lecture and video presentation by Professor Tom Trusky will take place at 4.30pm in the main lecture theatre followed by the opening of the launch exhibition of the works of James Castle in the Library. Reputedly Illiterate: The Art Books of James Castle The exhibition of work by self-taught, Idaho artist bookmaker James Castle is curated by Tom Trusky, Director of the Idaho Center for the Book and the Hemingway Western Studies Center, Boise State University, USA. All welcome. The exhibition continues until 15th June, see website www.rawvision.com/back/castle/castle.html and www.zyarts.com/zybooks/events2.html
For further details please contact Sarah Bodman (Research Associate for artists books) at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Faculty of Art, Media and Design, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT.
Tel: 0117 344 4747 e-mail Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
Forthcoming Exhibitions until October 2002
15th May - 15th June: Reputedly Illiterate: The Art Books of James Castle
24th June - 24th July: Artists Books from the collection at the Centre for Fine Print Research
5th August - 20 September: Artists Books from the Library Collection, UWE, Bristol
30th September - 30th October Structural Book Forms: An Exhibition of structures for the making of artists’ books by Mike Brunwin (Book Arts Award Leader, London College of Printing)
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