Beyond Words

An Exciting Artist Commissioning Project

Launched over Freedom Festival 2016, Beyond Words is a Freedom Festival Arts Trust artist commissioning project curated by Book Works. The second event from the Beyond Words project, back in April, brought together three highly accomplished artists who were commissioned to create Artists’ Books that address themes of freedom.

The impressive multi-media exhibition featured the three publications alongside a series of new paintings from Lubaina Himid and films, prints and projections from residency artists Helen Cammock and Hannah Dawn Henderson. Through their new work the exhibition collectively discussed issues of cultural history, identity, historical referencing, migration and the impact of these on individuals and society as a whole.

From 1 – 30 September 2017, the final part of this year-long commissioning project will take place in WISE, bringing together the full collection of artists’ books and exhibits that we have worked with Book Works to curate and commission over the past 18 months.

This final exhibition shows the commissions all in one place for the first time, and celebrates the release of the final publication and addition to the collection by artist Ruth Ewan. You can find out more about the exhibition by visiting the Beyond Words page here

The project has been realised and inspired thank to the excellent ongoing support of Hull Library services, The James Reckitt Library Trust, WISE and The History Centre.