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‘Meeting of the Waters’, Déirdre Kelly (Wild Pansy Press, 2016)

2nd annual Artists’ Writings and Publications (AWP) symposium

The Tetley, Leeds, Friday 23 September 2016, 10.20AM – 3.45PM

In the 2nd annual AWP symposium, speakers from three of our national museum and gallery archives – the British Library, Tate and the V&A – present ideas and thoughts on artist book collections, issues of display and public access.

Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian in charge of collections at the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum
The Contraries of Artists' Books: a Progress Report?
The problematics of artists’ books in museums, galleries and exhibitions manifested themselves early and persistently. Where are we on these issues today?

Richard Price, Head of Contemporary British Collections at the British Library
Accidental Artist's Books and Artistic Incidents of a Premeditated Nature
Price will consider the current role and future potential of artist's books in a national library context.

Karen Di Franco, PhD researcher Tate Libraries and Archives, University of Reading
An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace: the textual forms and strategies of artists and their networks (c.1914-2005)
How can we use archival material to narrate an inclusive history of artists' publishing as part of modern and contemporary art, in a way that can help us to consider the effects that such works have had on practitioners and audiences in recent decades?

Admission £5 including coffee and tea, bookable on Eventbrite

Admission £5 is also available on the day at The Tetley Reception

AWP is a research centre in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds