Bookmarks: Infiltrating the Library System

Bookmarks XIII online

The Bookmarks projects series aims to encourage appreciation of work in the format of the artist's book. Participating artists each produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks to give away through distribution boxes at venues around the world.

Over the last thirteen years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 137 galleries, bookstores, workshops, centres, schools and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA.

513 artists have contributed 51,300 bookmarks to the thirteen projects to date. The artists’ bookmarks are divided into 100 sets; one full set being sent to each of the contributing artists and the rest divided and sent in distribution boxes to participating host venues around the world, for visitors to take.

Each bookmark is stamped with the current Bookmarks project website address, which directs the taker of the bookmark to the gallery section of the website. Visitors to the site can view works by the artists and contact contributors via their website and email links on our site.

If you would like to join in future Bookmarks projects as an artist or a host venue, please email Sarah for instructions at

Bookmarks XIV Infiltrating the Library System 2016-2017 has a few places available.
Bookmarks XV 2017 - 2018 has spaces available.

Previous Bookmarks - all online!