On May 14th 2018, Liverpool Book Art’s third major exhibition of Book Art from artists across the globe opens in the city’s iconic Central Library. The exhibition will showcase a whole range of intriguing book art, from unique hand-made books to book sculptures.
Following the great success of 2016’s ‘Shakespeare Now’ exhibition, organisers will be celebrating 200 years since the first publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus’ in 2018.
Book artists from around the world have responded with a hugely creative range of ideas. Some have been stimulated by the themes in the book; others have been inspired by the way the story is told; others have made links between Frankenstein and other classic stories such as Dracula and The Golem.
The first wave of artists for this year’s exhibition include Michelle Holland, Pauline Lamont-Fisher, Sue McLaren, Tim Shore and Alison Stockmarr.
Simon Ryder, founder of Liverpool Book Art and curator of the exhibition said “It’s been fantastic unpacking and discovering each new work, and then working out how to display them to show them at their best. The whole exhibition has now been designed and is ready to install. I’m sure everyone will be as delighted by the quality of the works as I am.”
Previous Liverpool Artists’ Book Exhibitions have been a great success, attracting international submissions of the highest quality, with works from Japan, Australia, Russia, USA, and across Europe and the UK.
The ‘Frankenstein’ exhibition will open at Liverpool Central Library on May 14th in the magnificent Hornby Room and run until mid-August. It will then move to Knowsley’s Kirkby Gallery from 17th September until 26th January 2019. New works will be created for the Kirkby Gallery show.
The exhibition is FREE to the public. There will also be demonstrations, workshops, talks and performances during the course of the exhibition.
Edited by Maryanna Rice