Bound to Bristol Exhibition


Bound to Bristol pop-up exhibition
Tuesday 20th March – Friday 23rd March 2018
F-block gallery, Bower Ashton, UWE

The MA/MFA Curating students produced an exhibit of artists’ books from the Sarah Bodman’s personal collection, which is vast, so to help narrow the field of vision, the focus was on Bristol practitioners or books with a Bristol theme. I was thrilled of course to be included with this group.

As you would expect, it was a contemporary presentation. Works without labels, but a map for visitors to find out which books belonged to which artist. The viewing height and tables reminded me of book fairs, but usually book fairs don’t look this clean and contemporary. They typically are held in tired venues, and usually the tables are covered with black table cloths, so this was a breath of fresh air to experience the books in this way.

This show was inspiring to emulate somehow in the future, as our cohort has a large number of artist bookmakers, but also inspiring that the Curating programme was interested to show the works. It has me thinking about future possibilities when I finish my course next year, and am desperate to continue my studies.

For more information, please visit a write up about it here.