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‘I knew when I had looked for a long time that I had hardly began to see.’
The artist book group is a group of artists who work in a variety of mediums, and come together to explore the book format within the context of their wider practice. The group was set up and is run by artist Jenny Smith and meets in her Edinburgh studio for a day, six times a year. The popularity of book groups inspired Jenny to set up and facilitate an artist book group. Rather than meeting to discuss novels, the group discusses work created between meetings and other elements of professional practice.
Susie’s exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh is inspired by Nan Shepherd’s seminal work The Living Mountain. Quite serendipitously Nan and Susie appear together on the new RBS fiver: Nan is the face of the note and it is Susie’s calligraphy on the reverse....read more
How to commission an artist book
An artist book makes a personal present and is a great way to mark a special occasion, birthday or anniversary. It can be an affordable way of acquiring a piece of work from an artist whose work you admire. A limited edition artist book could be a unique gift for employees or clients, and unlike framed works of art, artist books are easy to post within the UK and abroad.