Tag Archives: Artists’ Books

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 […]

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, […]

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), […]

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: Katya Robin

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 […]

Library Interventions. The Agents Respond: Lesley Guy

Library Interventions : Sharon Kivland Lesley Guy During our first tutorial you told me to find and read Mladen Dolar’s essay ‘I Will Be With You On Your Wedding Night’. It was perfect; it was just what I needed at that time and it took me where I needed to go. This was the first […]

Burder, S. and Symmons Roberts, M., 2013, Limekilns. London: Oaks Editions

A new acquisition, just arrived, Limekilns is the result of a collaboration between writer, Michael Symmons Roberts and artist Simon Burder. The set of seven original lithographs were drawn in tusche wash and hand-printed from stones by the artist at Oaks Editions in south-west London. Both writing and prints focus on a continued involvement with landscape and environment. The book consists […]


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