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Artists Books - What are they?

4 – 27 Mar 2022


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Artists Books - What are they?


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Ryde artist Lyndy Moles leading the exhibition explains:

“An artist book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of a ‘book’ as inspiration (as defined by the Smithsonian Library); however there is no formal consensus, creators of artists’ books certainly stretch the concept of ‘what is a book’.

Traditional, experimental or contemporary, each of these books has been imagined and hand-made by an artist and I hope this exhibition demonstrates the unlimited ways a book can tell a story or even be the story.

There are as many reasons for making a book as there are book artists creating these structures. From working through an experience of bullying to commemorating an event, recycling the contents of a wastepaper basket to raising awareness for a theme and - not forgetting of course - for the pleasure of creativity.”

To celebrate World Book Day, what better than illustrating the genre of artists’ books - Enjoy!

The Exhibition is 2-27 March 2022 at Aspire Ryde, ARCH_window gallery, and can be seen continuously over 24hrs. The shop is open for sales between 10.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday