In 2016 Freedom Festival Arts Trust teamed up with James Reckitt Library Trust, Hull Culture and Leisure Library Services and Book Works for an exciting new project, entitled Beyond Words that has newly commissioned ten artists to create artists’ books based on the theme of Freedom.
Over Freedom Festival weekend and throughout September in 2016 six of the new commissions were exhibited in Hull’s Central Library. In the Autumn two artists’, Helen Cammock and Hannah Dawn Henderson, took up residency in Hull History Centre and WISE to research each of their commissioned books and the final two commissions were awarded to nationally acclaimed artists Lubaina Himid and Ruth Ewan.
An exhibition of the artists’ books created by Helen Cammock, Hannah Dawn Henderson and Lubaina Himid will take place April 7th – 27th in the Gallery inside Hull Central Library. Ruth Ewan will launch her publication over Freedom Festival 2017 (1-3rd September). (more details for these events to follow soon!)
In addition to the 10 new artists’ books there will be a series of workshops held in the Central library for a range of ages in Zine making and book-binding techniques.
In September 2017, once the full collection is produced and Beyond Words project complete, a limited collection of the 10 publications will be accessible to the public in all libraries across Hull.
For further details on the commissioned artists see below.
Beyond Words Artist Residencies
Beyond Words Invited Artists
Beyond Words: 6 x self-produced publications