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 […]

Graham Head Leeds College of Art Library 1st April – 30th May 2014 An exhibition and conversational event based around the strange, ambivalent interrelation between IMAGE & TEXT. The IMAGES on show have been “lifted” from the body of TEXT belonging to James Joyce. The four images to be displayed and discussed: 1. The Window […]

Red Kites and the Writing Station.

Explorations Inventions Investigations Collaborations Games Presentations Revelation Mediation Exposition Play Redefinitions

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 […]

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Katya Robin I propose to act as your Trustee, to work in a self-directed manner for the stated benefit of the project (your Library Intervention). I will commence by investigating the Photo Books and Artists’ Books collections at the two library sites. I plan to review books and other sources […]


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