2011 – 2014
Book Apothecary is a travelling artist book museum made by young people, emerging and established artists and curators originally established by visual artist Yvette Hawkins. My role within the project is as a contributing artist and mentor to the young artists who are involved. I have produced several books for the collection including: Listen to the Shell of the Human Sea (2011), After The Tone (2011-2012) and Nomadic Library (2012 – 2014). I have also toured the Book Apothecary collection through residencies at Nomadic Village UK and with North Light Arts, Dunbar, Scotland.
Presented within a series of reclaimed vintage suitcases and trunks, our collection is made up of handmade books, installations and curious bookish objects made and inspired by the physical acts of reading. We invite the public to not only view our archive but to delve in, handle and investigate our objects with all of their senses.
Book Apothecary was originally funded as part of NE-Generation and is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.