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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

   
 

Artist Book, 2015

This work is a recent piece, created within a Chartwell Survey Book 2026.

I see my artist books as a log of my day to day life and thoughts. 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 Library of Lost Books’ exhibition in the new Birmingham Library is opening soon! I had the privilege of reworking one of their books, which will be included in the exhibition. LoLB asks whether Birmingham Library will be censured or praised for letting them turn their unwanted books into art- What do you think?
Read their blog here!

I am very honoured to have been invited to participate in ‘The Library of Lost Books’ project!
Today I received my beautiful book in the post… And already have some great ideas in how to give this book a new life as an artist book… Updates soon!
In the meantime- have a look at some of the great work already produced:
http://thelibraryoflostbooks.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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