Books at Bootham

A selection of the Library of Lost Books collection has been on exhibition at Bootham School in York this month. The exhibition has been designed and curated by Bootham's artist-in-residence, Jade Blood and we have to say that we think it is fantastic.

Jade has done an wonderful job, crafting a lively, beautiful and intensely interesting exhibition.
 (all following photographs copyright Jade Blood)
The exhibition was housed in Bootham School's purpose built Arts Centre.
To engage the audience, Jade used typewritten and handmade signage.
Other old books were used as carrier of text about the project and exhibition. 
Helen Ward's paper insects. 
Clare Boothby's engaging and playful response.
Suzie Tibbetts burned books
We particularly loved the use of the bell jar to exhibit and protect one of Tibbet's pieces

Melanie Alexandrou's work
Melanie Alexandrou's work

an example of some of the delightful graphics used throughout the exhibition
A magnifying glass thoughtfully provided for visitor's use!
Kyra Clegg's work

Lorna Jewitt's work, 'La Mouche'

Ian Pyper's work
Matthew Herring's work

What a fantastic exhibition! If this is the last time that the books will be shown together then it couldn't have been a better ending! 
Check out more of Jade's work on her website at : http://jadeblood.tumblr.com/

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