Artists' books micro-residency at ECA Library

The Grey People undertook their residency in ECA Library from 20th – 24th February, exploring the artists’ books collection,  and making a selection of books to feature as part of the BookMarks Bookfair on 29th March 2017, and in a display in ECA Library which opens on 14th March.
A total of 25 books have been selected as fitting with their cross-disciplinary theme.
More news about the project soon!

Partial View: display by artist in residence Susie Wilson

This Spring, our 2016 artist in residence Susie Wilson made a selection of artists’ books from the ECA Library collection, for her display “Partial View”, which was held at ECA Library, Evolution House, during Semester 2.

Says Susie, of her selection of artists’ books:
“There is no definitive description of an artist book as by its very nature it is an elusive art form. The ECA Library’s collection reflects this. Artists’ books invite participation and the interplay between the viewer and the book creates an intimacy that isn’t found in other art forms. For me, an artist book should be a dialogue between form and content, each enhancing the other.”
The display completed the first part of Susie’s residency, following several very successful and well-attended workshops, such as this one where students were shown how to make their own books:
Susie and her workshop group, making book forms.
We would like to thank Susie for her hard work and commitment to her residency, for sharing her skills with our students, and for creating a beautiful display!
The next part of the residency will be when Susie delivers a new artist’s book that she has made in response to her research at ECA Library, in summer 2016.

Forthcoming display to be curated by artist in residence

A selection of artists’ books, photograph by Jane Furness.
ECA Library welcomed book artist Susie Wilson to the Library on 1st February and Susie has been busy exploring the extensive artists’ book collection held at the Library as part of her research residency, which continues to mid-March.
With over 1500 artists’ books to explore, from Ed Ruscha to Katie Paterson, we are excited to see which books Susie will choose for her forthcoming display in the Library, and we wonder what themes she will discover and explore.
The display is due to open Week Beginning 21st March.

Residency begins at ECA Library for artist Holly Prentice

Monday 2nd February 2015:
We are delighted to welcome Holly Prentice to ECA Library today. Holly has already begun to explore our 2000 artists’ books and will be producing an exhibition, several workshops and a new book-work, as part of her month-long research residency.
One of the workshops will be a free and open to all drop in session at ECA Evolution House, room 2.15, during Innovative Learning Week, more details here soon…

Holly Prentice chosen as next research resident for ECA Library

ECA Library is pleased to announce that Holly Prentice has been chosen as the successful recipient of the ECA Book Artist  Research Residency 2014/15. Holly will take up the Residency in early Spring 2015 (exact dates to be confirmed), based in ECA Library, Evolution House.
Holly is an artist who graduated from ECA in 2012 with a First Class degree in Drawing & Painting. Her work has been shown in exhibitions across the UK, from Aberdeen to Sheffield, to Ullapool, and at European venues such as the Universitat der Kunst, Berlin.
Holly uses libraries, archives and collections for research and as inspiration for her practice. We look forward to seeing the ways in which her month long exploration of ECA Library collections inspires her own work. More information about Holly’s plans for the residency will be posted here later this month.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for the time they took to apply for this award.