|Exhibition in the Artists' Books Study
Area at the Library
School of Art, Media and Design, UWE Bristol:
A selection of works from The 9th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition
2nd March – 4th April 2004
A selection of artists’ books from the 9th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition, an eclectic gathering of artists’ books at Wexford Arts Centre, Eire. Organised each year by Andi McGarry (of Sun Moon and Stars Press) and Denis Collins as an open submission exhibition, the accent is on user-friendliness - so the books are handled by the public. The show usually tours to a range of venues and is alternatively an International and National exhibition to allow a bi-annual promotion of indigenous growth to take place.
The 9th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition (International) at Wexford Arts Centre is truly a who’s who of international artist’s book makers from 30 countries including over 70 Irish artists and very strong contingents from; Italy and the USA. Other countries represented include; Egypt, Japan, Australia, Finland, Israel, China, Canada, France, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Brazil, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria and Hungary. Each autumn they descend on Wexford in their hundreds - migrant starlings, ready for an eager public to descend upon them!
Purchases are made from the exhibition every year for the growing Wexford Artist’s Book Collection and used for further artist’s book: exhibitions, promotion and education. The Wexford Artist’s Book Collection now has more than 250 books selected by jury over the last ten years and all the books are available to be handled by the public. The Collection is used for exhibitions, tours, and general artist’s book promotions and has travelled to a variety of places including New Orleans, Paris, Uist and Poland.
Visit www.wexfordartscentre.ie for more information on the collection and exhibition series.
For a pdf version of the exhibition poster, click here
For more information on this, or any of the Artists Book Events at CFPR, please contact:
Research Associate for Artists' Books
Centre for Fine Print Research UWE, Bristol
Faculty of Art, Media and Design
Kennel Lodge Road
Tel: +44 (0)117 344 4747
Fax: +44 (0)117 344 4824