The Mountains Are Calling (3 Mar-17 Apr 2023)

Exhibition at Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol. Friday 3rd March – Monday 17th April 2023

A selection of 90 artists’ books, publications and small printed works by members of LAND2, and from the archives at the Centre for Print Research.

This exhibition accompanies a Bookarts at UWE / LAND2 symposium in Bristol discussing environmental themes including water quality, land degradation, pollution and damage to the landscape, interventions and ideas. It shares some of the outcomes from UWE’s HAS-ACE Connecting Research Project Grant Scheme – Slow Violence and River Abuse: The Hidden Effect of Land Use on Water Quality (led by Niamh Fahy and Gillian Clayton) – alongside curated presentations from national artists, geographers, writers, environmentalists and scientists. The creative practice-led research network LAND2.

The artists’ books on display at Bower Ashton Library have been selected for their focus on the natural world and the environment in relation to the project’s themes. A pop-up handling exhibition of prints and artists’ books will temporarily leave the library for the public to handle at the UWE / LAND2 day event.  


Detail: Semáforo volcánico (volcanic traffic light), Ireri Topete, 2021

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