Category Library Interventions

Library Interventions at Chelsea College of Arts Library

In 2014 the artist and writer Sharon Kivland took part in the first series of Library Interventions at Leeds College of Art. Her response to the Library’s call for proposals extended a further invitation, calling for agents to work in her behalf. From the applicants she selected eighteen artists to act as her agents, researching in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defining Library Interventions

Explorations Inventions Investigations Collaborations Games Presentations Revelation Mediation Exposition Play Redefinitions

Joanna Geldard

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Joannaleahgeldard Services for this intervention are informed by a practice of drawing and installation, using textiles and textile installation to explore embroidery, cloth, skins, and the fragmented body. The integrated approach of considering both theory and practical conceptions would support themes on the fragmented body and the uncanny. Applied to […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Madeleine Walton

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Madeleine Walton : Embroidery I will go to Leeds for you. I will go to the Library of the Leeds College of Art for you. I will find all the books on embroidery in the library for you. I will make a selection of the library books on embroidery for […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Isabella Streffen

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Isabella Streffen : Special Agent Special Agent Dear Dr. Kivland Your call for agents in Leeds Library has recently come to my attention. I know my application is after the deadline, but I hope my plea for inclusion will fall on generous ears. My lateness is caused by too many […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Holly Stevenson

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Agent Holly Stevenson : Dear Rouge Dear Sharon I would like to propose that at the bidding of your red lipstick I should attend the Leeds College of Art Library where as a dutiful female ‘agent’ I shall research the idea that writing postcards and lipstick share a language in […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Rachel Smith

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Rachel Smith : Library Intervention Dear Sharon I write as a willing agent, submitting my proposal for your approval as my potential master. In order to fulfill my role, I resolve to use literary research and close analysis of library books, which I anticipate finding at Leeds College of Art […]


Writing Visuals Collaboration

Books On Books

Curated by Robert Bolick

sebastiane hegarty

an audio visual notebook

Ensixteen Editions

Unlocking the cabinets


~ 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 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

The Art of Enchantment

Dr Sharon Blackie: writer, psychologist, mythologist