We have produced two new artists’ books as part of our partnership with Leeds Beckett University.
Early in 2019, Jo Hamill and Julia McKinlay were selected to create the books after the School of Art Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University issued an open call to staff and students for book proposals which explored sculpture in all its forms. The books have been designed by Marit Münzberg.
Julia McKinlay, artist and PhD student at Leeds Beckett University has made a limited edition collection of prints inspired by an encounter with a museum specimen of the shell collecting snail Xenophora.
She says ‘I was curious about the way that this animal gathers and cements found objects from the sea floor to its shell. In this collection of work, I am mimicking the Xenophora’s behaviour, to curate my own collections of images and objects and bring together disparate strands of research to find the connections.’
Presented in an orange, embossed handmade box (300 x 400 x 70mm)
The box contains: eight etchings and one collagraph on Somerset Satin 300gsm
(each 250 x 360mm), a folder of digital printed booklets and a small specimen box.
Edition of 25, £300
We have collaborated with Leeds Beckett University on a series of public Sculpture Talks at Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds Beckett University, a symposium in September 2019, two artists’ books and a practice-based PhD.
Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 had an extensive engagement programme, working with schools, universities, communities and artists.
We explored sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us.
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