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Artist Book Collections and Exhibitions

A discussion group about collecting and exhibiting artists' books. Post information about upcoming exhibitions here.

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News: Exhibitions and Collections


Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem is a private collection in Sydney (Australia) of books made by printmakers, photographers, photomonteurs, painters, writers and poets. (NEW!!)

Blood on Paper was a major exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 2008.

Book Arts in the USA online catalogue here. (NEW!!)

Science and the Artists' Book was an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in 1993.

The Centre for Artist's Book in Dundee includes an online databse of their collection.

The Artist Turns to the Book was a major exhibition at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2005.

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Comment by John Clark on May 1, 2013 at 23:00

Call for Submissions

4th Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize and Exhibition


The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is a biennial, open submission exhibition, which takes place in Sheffield, during the months of October and November.

The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize and Exhibition is open to makers of artists’ books in any format and from anywhere in the world. This year’s prize is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and sponsored by the Open College of the Arts.

  • The prize is FREE TO ENTER.
  • ALL BOOKS submitted for the Prize will feature in the Exhibition.
  • PRIZE MONEY of £2000 (US$3000) will be awarded in 2013 and there will be a minimum of four Prize winners.

The main Exhibition Prize is decided by visitors to the exhibition, who are asked to vote for their favourite entry. All books entered for the Prize will be displayed in the Exhibition in October/November 2013. In addition to the Exhibition Prize, this year we will offer several additional prizes, including a Student Prize and Special Jury Prize. This year’s jury is headed up by Elizabeth James, Senior Librarian, National Art Library Collections, V&A Museum, London. Prizes are made up of cash and an offer of a solo exhibition in Sheffield in 2014.

Closing date for entries: 31st July 2013

Exhibition dates: 5th October - 30th November, 2013

For further information visit the website where you can find entry forms, rules and further information about the venue, exhibition and submission procedure. Please address any enquiries

Please note: submissions will not be accepted without a completed Entry Form which can only be obtained from the website or by e-mail.


(The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize is hosted and organized by Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. Bank Street Arts is an independent, cross-disciplinary arts centre and a registered charity)

Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on April 2, 2013 at 2:37

The whole exhibition in one book:

This volume consists of copies of about 1600 pages from the 60 magazines shown at the exhibition "Zines #1 1971-1975" in Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich

Comment by Robert Heather on October 15, 2012 at 16:52
Comment by Hasan Temiztürk on October 1, 2012 at 4:10

Hi and hello some new activitys at 2012?

Comment by Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer on April 23, 2011 at 17:45

Call to all book artists.  There is an exhibition organised for Sydney  due to open late September. Entry forms are almost ready so please contact me if interested in the details. We want it to be a big and exciting show.

Sydney (NSW) is lagging behind other states in promoting and exhibiting Artists Books and I want to assist address this inbalance.

I am a new member and very interested to make a contribution to this field and support the wonderful work all of you seem to be doing.

Comment by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck on January 17, 2011 at 0:23

Doverodde Book Arts Festival III in North Jutland, Denmark is calling for artist wishing to take part in the next Festival June 2-5, 2011.

As in pervious years there will be a themed exhibition of artists' books and the theme this year is: ' the air' and will run from June 2-26th, 2011.

During the Festival weekend June 2-5th it will also be possible for selected artist to hold a stand in the old restored merchants' warehouse by the Limfjord.

The deadline to express interest in participating is January 31st, 2011.

For more information please go to: or


Look forward to hear from you.

Comment by csaba on December 1, 2010 at 8:05
I'll definitely take a part in the exhibition.
Comment by Robert Heather on November 30, 2010 at 16:27
Lessons in History Vol. II Democracy
call to artists!
Lessons in History Vol. II – Democracy

scheduled August/September

‘… in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace — and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.’ Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)

Graham Greene’s character expresses contempt for democracy in stark contrast to our sense of ‘democracy’ as a ‘feel-good’ idea. With missionary zeal, we have undertaken wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in part to bring a western ‘democratic system’ to the citizens of these countries.
But is the ‘democracy’ we wish to impose already broken? Will the cuckoo clock be all that is left?

Call to artists!

To submit an artist book for selection in Lessons in History Vol. II – Democracy, a 2011 exhibition of artists’ books on the subject of ‘Democracy’.

EMAIL grahame galleries + editions for form for submission

Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on October 16, 2010 at 22:09
Ausstellung von Magazinen der letzten 10 Jahre: Von der Künstlerzeitschrift bis zum Life-Style-Magazin
im Archiv für künstlerische Bücher und mehr in München
Samstag, 16.10.2010, 14-21 Uhr / Samstag, 23.10.2010, 11-17 Uhr / Samstag, 30.10.2010, 11-17 Uhr

Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on October 16, 2010 at 22:04
Ausstellung von Buch-Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1988-1992 von Christoph Mauler im Archiv für künstlerische Bücher und mehr in München: Objektbücher, Pop-Up-Bücher, Buch-Skulpturen. Als Katalog dazu ist erschienen so-VIELE Heft 11.


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