Author Archives: Rebecca Lowe

In / Visible

How can a book be an expression of light? Light appears infinite yet it renders visible our most immediate and intimate human experiences. The artists in this exhibition have approached the theme of light, and its polarity with darkness, through metaphor and aesthetics, through the intervention of physical structures and the entire removal of substance. It is […]

The Les Coleman Bequest of Publications and Printed Matter

During the summer I will be adding the titles from the Les Coleman Bequest to the library catalogue. After his death in 2013, Les’s family very kindly donated approximately 180 artists’ publications to our special collection, some created by Les and many others collected by him from the annual Small Publishers Fair. His friend and colleague at In […]

Ensixteen Editions: Mike Nicholson

These books are self-published in zine format, 21 x 15 cm and saddle-stitched with illustrated paper covers in single brilliant colours. All are new additions to Mike Nicholson’s personal and thoughtful Bio Auto Graphic series, each a visual diary filled with animated line drawings and hand-written text. Mike Nicholson writes: This series began tentatively, with my […]

Sharon Kivland: Reports on Knowledge

Vernon Street Library, Leeds College of Art, Leeds LS2 8PH 13th April to 12th June 2015 In February and March 2014 artist and writer, Sharon Kivland took part in a new series of Library Interventions at Leeds College of Art. In response to our call she extended a further invitation to artists who would act as […]

Civilisation – My Library Intervention at Leeds College of Art by Lesley Guy

Originally posted on Words and Pictures:
On Monday 20 April I will be heading over to the Leeds College of Art library to begin a project called Library Interventions. LCA have been inviting artists to spend time in their libraries to research and make new work a bit like a residency only I won’t be…

Black Dogs Archive 2005 – 2015

Leeds College of Art Library 26th January – 27th March 2015 Black Dogs artistic and critical interests are broad and varied, underpinned by an interest in art’s potential as a social practice. We approach art as a space in which to experiment with new ways of understanding the world – and of being and acting […]

AMBruno: Lists etc.

Archive Order        Sequence Track Stack Map Index Inventory Litany Catalogue An exhibition of artists’ books recently purchased by Leeds College of Art Library 1st September – 19th December 2014 Artists group AMBruno explore the theme of lists where the many possibilities of form and purpose are shown through words, drawings, images, materials and diagrams. There are narratives of desire, bibliographies, […]

Library Interventions: Kate Briggs

Individual Reading Records Vernon Street Library Leeds College of Art Thursday 8th May 2014, 9.30am – 12 noon A workshop run by writer, artist and translator, Kate Briggs, as part of an ongoing series of Library Interventions at Leeds College of Art. “How do books exist for their readers once they are no longer actively being […]

Briggs, K., 2011, Excercise in pathetic criticism. York: Information as Material

Exercise in Pathetic Criticism, the first in a planned series of literary experiments by Kate Briggs, is a one-page reconstruction of The Count of Monte Cristo according to the precepts of “pathetic criticism”. Kate Briggs is the translator of two volumes of How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces (Coste, C. ed., 2012. Columbia UP), […]

Sharon Kivland: Reports on Knowledge.

Friday 28th March 2014 saw the culmination of Sharon Kivland’s highly successful Library Intervention at Leeds College of Art. The Blenheim Walk Gallery was the venue for a delightful evening of readings, installation, performance, film and games, each the outcome of her agents’ creative research within our library: their “Reports on knowledge”. I am extremely grateful to […]

Books On Books

Curated by Robert Bolick

sebastiane hegarty

an audio visual notebook

Ensixteen Editions

Unlocking the cabinets

Drawing

~ notes from my studio ~ thoughts about drawing ~ books read ~ work seen ~ music heard ~ places explored ~ conversations with artists ~

Words and Pictures

By Lesley Guy

Boats for difficult times

our evolving relationship with boats

Painters on Paintings

A conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.

Urban travel tales

by Lisa Samloglou

The Typewriter Project

The Subconscious of the City

The Halt

Silt and shingle. Prose and poems by Brian Lewis

Grilled fish

Unlocking the cabinets

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller