Guildhall Library Exhibtion ‘LondEnfold’
18 Nov – 13 Dec 2014
Book artist Meg Green has created a series of works inspired by the archives of Guildhall Library, the largest collection in the world
devoted to the history of a single city.
In a special Guildhall LIbrary Exhibition, these unique hand-bound books expand off the page and climb out of the covers depicting some of the more unusual aspects of London’s extraordinary sense of place.
Eight hinged folios, Index, Drop down panel box.
Each folio contains a detailed composition inspired by a specific book within the Guildhall Library. Discover the details of each book by matching the folio image to the Index thumbnail to locate it within the archives.
Look INSIDE the box!
Fold-out reversible pamphlet.
Inspired by the Broadsides collections of Guildhall Library.
Twelve panels depicting details of selected Broadside sheets within Guildhall Library’s archives. Each panel includes the Broadside archive reference number.
Open this book and SEE all the pages!
Back-to-back book with fold-out timeline and diptych.
Pictorial timeline of the history of Guildhall Library informed by Dr. Peter Cook’s 2012 lecture for Gresham College on this subject. Layout and artwork inspired by the architecture of Guildhall Yard and the Roman Amphitheatre situated directly beneath street level, access via Guildhall Art Gallery.
Evening view & reception: ‘LondEnfold’
Thursday, 11 December, 6 – 8pm
or register with Some Odd Pages on Facebook
“Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Meg Green presents ‘LondEnfold’ a range of original Artist’s Books inspired by the Library’s collections. Meg will be discussing books as artworks, and vice versa, along with some of the eccentric ideas and projects which fuel this unusual occupation. The presentation will be followed by an open reception where visitors are invited to browse the Artist’s Books with time for questions and discussion.”
An Introduction to Books Arts
Thursday, 4 December, 1 – 4pm
£45 Advance booking essential
“Discover a range of techniques and make your own books during this half-day workshop. Led by Meg Green of Some Odd Pages Book Arts studio, this interactive session lets you explore materials and develop your own ideas in Book Arts and bookbinding, perfect for creating unique artist’s books and for Christmas. Materials included, tools provided. No experience necessary.”
Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Exhibition
‘LondEnfold’ by 2014 Artist-In-Residence Meg Green features a series of works inspired by the special collections of Guildhall Library, the world’s largest collection devoted to the history of a single city.
Meg’s hand-bound books expand off the page and climb out of the covers depicting some of the more unusual aspects of London’s extraordinary sense of place.
Exhibition runs Tuesday, 18 November through 13 December.
Workshop 1-4pm, Thursday 4 December, Advance booking required 020 7606 3030.
Presentation and Evening Reception, 6-8pm, 11 December, no booking necessary.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Guildhall Library: the Library of London History
“Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. In addition, we hold extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes.”
New Ashgate Gallery Summer Exhibition 2014
We are absolutely chuffingly chuffed to have our work featured alongside such brilliant artists as Peter Layton at the New Ashgate Gallery’s Summer Exhibition! Peter’s new glass sculptures are really exciting and we are so proud to share a space with his work.
The New Ashgate is situated in Farnham a short drive down the A3 and A31 along the Hog’s Back. What an excellent excuse for a jolly day out in lovely, leafy #Surrey.
The New Ashgate
Waggon Yard, Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
Guildhall Library, City of London
We are really excited about being Artist In Residence with Guildhall Library in the City of London this year! First established in 1425, the Guildhall Library houses a number of specialist collections and is itself a cornerstone in London’s great history. Can’t wait to get underway, new work for their archives, workshops, panel discussions and an exhibition. #WaHey!
Guildhall Library: the library of London History
Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. The library also holds extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes. Some manuscript collections can also be consulted at Guildhall Library.
Special collections include those devoted to Samuel Pepys, John Wilkes and Thomas More, plus the libraries of the Clockmakers’, Gardeners’ and Fletchers’ Companies, the Antiquarian Horological Society, Gresham College, and the Charles Lamb Society.
Everyone is welcome to visit Guildhall Library and no appointment or membership is necessary.