Bookmarks X: Infiltrating the Library System

Collins Library Bookmark

September 17, 2012
Runs September 2012 – February 2013

This is a special opportunity to pick up a unique work of art. Please help yourself to a free bookmark! On September 17 the bookmarks will be available at the Learning Commons desk - a limited number and limited time to pick up an original work of art! All of the bookmarks are archived in the gallery sections of the bookmarks websites, with contact details for the contributors.

The bookmarks for Part X have been made from a variety of media; letterpress, paint, old books and comics, maps, stickers, recycled papers, photography, laser cut, digital print, screen-print, hand drawn and sewn. You can view all of the bookmarks and contact the artists who made them, find out more about their work and the project via the Bookmarks VII website.

Collins Memorial Library has joined the Bookmarks projects series with 100 personally designed and hand-crafted bookmarks: READING, Your Window to the World. Bookmark design by Jeanne Young, Graphic Designer for Collins Memorial Library, and assembled by Jordan Apele, library student employee.

Over the last nine years the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 95 venues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA. 353 artists have contributed 35,300 bookmarks to the ten projects to date. Bookmarks X includes 30 artists from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, the UK and USA.

Bookmarks: Infiltrating the Library System’s aim is to get more people to appreciate work in the format of the artist’s book. Participating artists who work in any area of book arts, have each generously produced an edition of 100 bookmarks. The bookmarks are collated into sets, with one full set sent to each artist and the rest divided up and sent in these boxes to participating galleries, bookstores and libraries for free distribution.

Bookmarks projects are run by the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West England, Bristol, UK. For more information please contact Sarah Bodman.