print it, Site Gallery, Sheffield

During its Sheffield stay our Coracle exhibition becomes part of print it – a broader celebration of artists’ books also including a pop-up book shop and a programme of public discussions and activities organised by artists publishing platform COPY.

The team at Site Gallery, headed up by Artistic Director, Laura Sillars, has worked hard to put together the programme and to transform the galleries. Coracle’s exhibition looks beautiful in the clean, contemporary space of Site’s main gallery.

Laura’s decision to send Site’s Kira Askaroff (producer) and Jane Faram (Gallery Co-ordinator) on research trips to visit other artists’ bookshops paid off and the pop-up bookshop is excellent. Coracle and RGAP provided a core list of publishers from the UK, USA and Europe and they have been joined by some promising up-and-coming local publishers.

Joanna Loveday and Charlotte Morgan of COPY have put together a wide-ranging programme of free discussions and activities. The full programme is here and their COPY notebook, which will be updated throughout the residency, is here.

Pictures below of Sheffield – A city of rivers, trees and hills, Site Gallery, Coracle’s exhibition and some of the people involved in making print it and this first northern leg of the Printed in Norfolk tour a reality.


Sheffield installation

Pop-up artists’ bookshop – the publishers

Jane Faram at Site Gallery is putting together the pop-up artists bookshop that will be at Site Gallery throughout ‘print it’ and alongside our Coracle exhibition. Simon Cutts and Martin Rogers at RGAP have helped compile the list of publishers. Thanks to all of them for taking part. Here they are plus links, where available, to find out more.

This is going to be a rare opportunity to browse and buy books from these leading artist publishers. See you there!

AND publishing, London
Boekie-Woekie, Amsterdam
Bookworks, London
Les Coleman, London
Coracle, Ireland
The Everyday Press, London
John Dilnot, Brighton
Granary Books, New York
information as material, York
Lemonmelon, Italy
Mark Pawson, London
Mass Observation, Sheffield
Preston is my Paris, Preston
Red Fox Press, Ireland
RGAP, Sheffield
Sheffield Publicity Department, Sheffield
Colin Sackett, Devon
Ugly Duckling Presse, New York
Westhouse Books, Sheffield



Bookworks' publication.