Past exhibitions

Oona Grimes | 06-Jul-11 to 31-Jul-11

Following Grimes' recent collaborations with Iain Sinclair and Fabian Peake, the Southbank Centre's Festival of Britain celebrations gives the artist an opportunity to plunder our national archives. Like a demented Carroll or Lear on speed, Grimes deconstructs poems to appropriate words and phrases, disregarding their original and specific usage. As a result the collision and slippage  of words, liberated from reason, manifest themselves as playful bricolage discarded throughout the library.

Artists' Book Workshop: Postcard Cut-outs
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July, 2 - 4.30pm
Bookings: info@poetrylibrary.org.uk

Join Alex Czincel and Oona Grimes to creatively engage with cut-up found material and concrete poetry postcards. Suitable for children.

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.

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