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.