Past exhibitions

Hellicar & Lewis | 20-Apr-11 to 29-May-11

A dedicated season of artists' books curated by KALEID editions. Twelve internationally acclaimed artists engage with the Saison Poetry Library's collection in a diverse programme of exhibitions, interventions, residencies and participatory events.

Prompted by the Festival of Britain celebrations, contemporary artists are given a rare opportunity to draw upon Southbank Centre's archives and re-consider British identity sixty years on.

KALEID editions represents 'artists who do books', advocating public library collections and an interdisciplinary approach to artists' books. Visit the Saison Poetry Library on the fifth level of the Royal Festival Hall to discover the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.

Hellicar & Lewis
Interactive Installation
20 April - 29 May, 2011 
Peter Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis, a duo of installation artists, combine innovative open source software with a three dimensional interactive experience. Edwin Morgan's illuminated poems traverse across the library's bookshelves and congregate amongst a collection of poetry that reflects on nuclear proliferation, inhabiting the empty space between the reader and the library's archive.

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