"Artists’ Book Fair Liverpool" and "WRAPPED and encased IN LIVERPOOL 08"‏

and encased IN LIVERPOOL 08

An exhibition of envelopes
as containers and messengers
Curated by Sophie Loss and Mary Yacoob

As part of the Artists’ Book Fair Liverpool
Coordinated by Emily Speed
15th and 16th November 2008

Saturday 12 – 5pm, Sunday 11 – 4pm

Envelopes >>> evocative objects >>> containers ,messengers, witnesses >>> they hide and disclose >>> hint at communication >>> secret networks and allusions >>> postal system >>> icons on mobile phones >>> their content invisible >>> symbol for the pre internet era. This is a group show presenting an installation housed in a gallery space. The gallery has been remodeled into domestic setting which acts as a container for envelopes and their insides. The artists selected for this show examine the formal aspect and the conceptual possibilities of the medium. The multiplicity of directions explored by individual artists reflects their practices and creates a whole which is complex, textured and fun.

Artists include:
Francisca Aninat, Oliver Bragg, All Brain and Ana Efe, Matt Blackler, Marco Cali , Ambra Caminito, Dawn Carey Jones, Barbara Crawford, Anka Dabrowska, Sara Dell Onze, Claire Dorsett, Gin Dunscombe, Gemma Cumming, Margaret Fletcher, Cat Forward, Mark Gallay, Nat Gillespie, Judy Goldhill, Jane Grisewood, Hammer A Nail, Lucy Harvey, Barry Hobson, Holestar, Noe Kidder, Kasia Kwiatkowska, Philip Lee, Heidi Locher, Veronica Perez Karleson, Jane Lim, Sophie Loss, Kate Lynch, Sarah Males, Rachel Marsden, Paul Matosic, Rachel Overfield, Steve Perfect, Waldemar Pranckiewicz, Kate Russo, Lorna Robertson, Jodie Sadler, Hana Sakuma, Aine Scannell, seekers of lice, Veronika Spierenburg, Abigail Thomas, Rachel Travis, Cally Trench, Matthew Verdon, Matthew Wells, Kay Williamson, Mary Yacoob, Charlotte Young

Wolstenholme Projects, 11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ

The Artists’ Book Fair Liverpool will take place in a beautiful, if slightly dilapidated Georgian ex-textiles warehouse at 11 Wolstenholme Square.
The Fair will be on two floors with twenty-nine book artists’ tables, a reading corner, performance space, screenings of artists' shorts and of course, tea and cake.

Saturday15th November 12 – 5
Sunday16th November 11 – 4

11Wolstenholme Square


Free Admission