Today I got a letter inviting me to exhibit one of my artist’s books at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, an art gallery, museum and library situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, UK that opened in 1899. They also would like my piece as part of the collection of Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities project (University of Kent). I have, of course, accepted! The exhibition focuses on the book art of Martha Hall, on loan from the University of New England, and linked to a University of Kent symposium. Hall’s books document her experiences with breast cancer and interactions with the medical community. The exhibition is accompanied by a curated show of artists books responding to themes of illness, healing and well-being.
But what is an artist’s book? An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the structure or function of “book” as inspiration—a work of art in book form. Here is my book:
The museum was renovated in 2012 and photographer Greshoff shows astonishing shots in his website. If you are in town between April 21st and August 14th, 2016 please visit our exhibition at The Drawing Room at the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
If you would like to know more about the museum, please visit their website.