Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Last Chapter

 
 
The Last Chapter is a bookstore/gallery in Sheffield, UK which is featuring four artists books from the collection at Bank Street Arts in their shop window this autumn in conjunction with The Sheffield International Artists Book Prize.  The 2013 Artists Book Prize will feature over 450 artists books from all over the world. As well as this exhibition, Bank Street Arts are showcasing artists books in a number of public spaces like libraries and hotel foyers to expose artists books to a wider community.
 
I entered Lost in a Million Dead End Streets in the 2nd Sheffield Artists Book Prize in 2009.  It was not compulsory, but Bank Street Arts ask artists if they would be prepared to donate their book to build the collection.  I did so and now my book has been chosen to be the first one displayed at The Last Chapter.  One of the nice things about having books in collections is that other people start exhibiting your books for you and they reach a much wider audience.
 
I have entered one of my Book Art Object books called Unchartered Democracy
 
 
into the 2013 Sheffield Artists Book Prize which will be on display at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield from the 5th October to 30th November.
 


7 comments:

ronnie said...

oooo good for you - I have managed to somehow stuff up almost every deadline this year! (including this show..... again!) --- I bet your books will look a treat

rObfOs said...

Nice to see your generosity rewarded, Helen. I'm sure a lot of people will get pleasure from viewing your lovely book (all the way on the other side of the globe) and come to realise how interesting and beautiful artists books can be.

Amanda said...

That's great! It can really make you stop in awe when you think how your book, all the way over there, might reach out to someone and make them stop and think...something they would not have thought otherwise. Congratulations Helen!

dinahmow said...

Well done! Very pleased to learn this, Helen.
(Like Ronnie, I have been somewhat otherwise occupied this year...)

Helen M said...

Thanks Ronnie, Robyn, Amanda and Di. It is fun if/when you hear about the things your books are getting up to somewhere far away.

Fiona Dempster said...

Congrats Helen - what a treat. And it is the funniest feeling to think of your books a way away and being independent little people isn't it!?! Great to have them out and about and over there and being enjoyed by so many more folk.

Ersi Marina Samara said...

Congratulations Helen. 'Lost in a Million Dead End Streets' found its way out of the cul-de-sac and around the globe!