Artists’ Books Exhibition, UWE, Bristol, UK
Artists’ books are embedded in the culture at Stroud Art School. There is a history of exhibitions ‘From Stroud to Bristol’ at UWE. This year is a little different as it is a handling show. With this in mind the selection includes sculptural works, which explore the relationship between book art and ‘art in boxes’.
Traditionally Stroud students show ‘Matchbox Art’ every year in the Museum in the Park, a small museum of Cotswold life situated near the college and which hosts regular exhibitions in its popular gallery. Through UWE some Stroud students are also involved in the SketchLook project, a partnership with the Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA.
Rachel Brant says of her Art in a Box:
“Wunderkammer was created from ephemera and photographs collected from my travels and inspired by the old magic lanterns. Each slide represents one country from the four continents I have visited and has three categories: how I travelled, things I saw, things I learned. Each slide is based on a collage from which I created a kaleidoscope. The piece is interactive in that you have to pull out the slides to view them. I was interested in categorisation in art and also how unique patterns can be created.”
Room OC4, UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol, UK. Please call ahead before travelling: 0117 3284915, or email: Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk