Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize

The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is both the centrepiece of and inspiration for the exhibition “Opening up the Book” at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. This year is the fifth edition of the Prize: the exhibition showcases over 200 books selected from nearly 400 individual entries coming from 42 different countries.

The exhibition will include my piece ‘Intrusive Thoughts‘.  The work is created within a Chartwell Survey Book 2026.

This book is a log of imagined ways in which I might die, as recorded on various days. Intrusive thoughts are frightening thoughts about what might happen to you or someone you care about, or what you might do to yourself or another person. They seem to come from outside of your control, and their content feels alien and threatening. The yellow survey book serves as the perfect container to these threatening, and sometimes absurd, scenarios.

The exhibition at Bank Street Arts opens on 10th October from 16:00 and runs until 31st October.

Opening Times: Wed – Sat: 11am – 4pm

32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS


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