Notes on Protesting and Unconscious Reasoning

A new exhibition by Marcus Coates, Peter Liversidge and Goshka Macuga, Notes on Protesting, opens tomorrow at the Kate MacGarry gallery. The show explores ideas around protest and demonstration, and includes Marcus Coates’ 2019 installation, Conference for the Birds (pictured). UR…A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning was published in a new edition in 2020 and … Continued

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Book Works is seeking new trustees

Book Works has a long history of championing artists at early or pivotal stages of their careers, often those who are without other institutional support. Giving genuine opportunity to new and emerging artists is core to our aims. We work with artists, writers and readers, to commission new, ambitious and innovative work in the form … Continued

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Hot off the press: new edition of Sophie Collins’ small white monkeys

The second edition of small white monkeys: on self-expression, self-help and shame is out now, with a beautiful new cover, new poems and a new introduction by Helen Charman. Made through research into Glasgow Women’s Library’s Archive Collections and Lending Library, small white monkeys incorporates material from the library’s archives and the work of female creators past … Continued

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Handling Queer Photographs, with Ariel Goldberg, Languid Hands and Sam Dolbear

Coinciding with Phyllis Christopher’s exhibition Contacts at BALTIC, and the publication of her book Dark Room: San Francisco Sex and Protest, 1988-2003; Ariel Goldberg, Languid Hands and Sam Dolbear contribute to a digital noticeboard reflecting on their own encounters with queer photographic archives. Phyllis Christopher prints her photographs in home and community darkrooms, using various … Continued

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Support Book Works

We work with artists, writers and readers to commission new, ambitious and innovative work in the form of artists books through our publishing programme. Giving genuine opportunities to emerging artists is core to our aims and we have a long history of championing artists at early or pivotal stages of their careers, often those who … Continued

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New work from the Book Works Studio

Susan Morris – de Umbris Idæarum [on the Shadow Cast by our Thoughts], 2021.  This series of twelve books takes the form of a diary recorded over the course of a single year. Fragments from the artist’s own interior monologue are tangled up with material transcribed from the radio, from overheard conversations, the entire year’s … Continued

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🌨 Winter Sale 🌨

The Book Works winter sale is now on! Save 50% on all our backlist titles. The sale includes Hamja Ahsan’s bestseller Shy Radicals; Bridget Penney’s Licorice and Hamishi Farah’s Airport Love Theme, and all titles in Stewart Home’s Semina series – including Katrina Palmer’s The Dark Object, Mara Coson’s Aliasing, and Iphgenia Baal’s Merced Es Benz – all available for around a fiver! Delve … Continued

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Lubaina Himid & Rosa-Johan Uddoh at Tate Modern

A major new solo exhibition by Lubaina Himid opens today at Tate Modern. As part of the Tate Late event tomorrow, a newly captioned & remastered version of Rosa-Johan Uddoh‘s film Black Poirot will have its UK Premiere. Artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh recasts Agatha Christie’s fictional detective as Martinican philosopher Édouard Glissant in this engaging and … Continued

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Dublin Art Book Fair 2021 starts today

The Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual (DABF21), the eleventh edition of Ireland’s only art book fair, opens today at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin. Taking place both online and on-site, the gallery in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter transforms into a centre for art and artist books. Dublin Art Book Fair champions artists and creative, … Continued

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In Conversation: Phyllis Christopher at BALTIC, Wednesday 8th December

Phyllis Christopher will be in conversation about her work with curator and editor of Dark Room Laura Guy, and Book Works commissioning editor Lizzie Homersham, on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. The event is hosted by BALTIC, where Phyllis Christopher’s first solo retrospective, Contacts, is now open. Visit the BALTIC website for more details and … Continued

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