The theme for our 2012 exhibition is
for entries is now closed.
theme, as usual, can be interpreted as you wish.
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(there are a few associated words added too) ...
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plan for minute
is that it
will be an exhibition where all the selected entries will
and a small selection will appear in cases at The
University of Northampton in the reception area
and Executive corridor outside the main exhibition space
Initially we are asking for 3 photos of your bookwork.
We will then make a selection from these for the on-line
and small physical exhibition.
submission date – for completed submission forms and
3 medium resolution photos: June 1st 2012 (UK and
Size restriction – books must be
(approx 1/4 of a
piece of A4 / US Letter paper)
They can be any height so long as their footprint is A6.
They can open up / fold out to any size so long as they are
A6 when shut.
Email photos to: email@example.com
Initial photo requirements:
3 photos in total as tifs
or jpgs at medium resolution (180dpi).
(If selected we will then require a high res image at
300dpi so please make sure you have that available.)
The photos will need to be either:
a) if your work is like a book = 1 of cover, 1 of a spread
and 1 of a close-up (a minute bit) or
b) if your work is like an object/sculpture = 1 of front, 1
of another view and 1 of a close-up (a minute bit)
As usual we are looking for work that is innovative,
creative and very well crafted.
These are our selection criteria and we stick to them
closely. The curators decision is final
and we will not exhibit work that is deemed, by us, to be
offensive. Our exhibitions are open to the public including
only consider work that is appropriate to the theme and
accompanied by the completed submission form.
Work must be under A6 in size and under 1kg (if it is
selected and needs to be returned to you).
Please remember that we organise these exhibitions because
we love books. All our time is volunteered. We have no
funds! Please support us by buying one of our previous
exhibition catalogues - available from Blurb.com and
page Crop 2011 catalogue –
(e)motive catalogue –
sketchbook pages –
we love your
books 2005 – 2009 five years of experimental artists'
We will aim to have the minute catalogue ready for sale when the exhibition goes up
1. Please only submit work that is based on the theme and
meets our selection criteria.
2. Please complete and submit an on-line form – click
on button on left 'minute 2012 submission form'.
Books will only be considered if an on-line form is
submitted. If you can, please print out the form
(before submitting it) and include it with your book if we
ask you to send it in to us.
3. When asked
to submit books by post please
School of the Arts, The University of Northampton,
St. George's Ave, Northampton, NN2 6JD, UK.
Please do not send in any books to us unless we have
pre-selected you for the small physical exhibition.
If you would like to donate your book to our growing
special collection of artists' books (and it is accepted)
then you do not need to worry about size, weight or return
postage. Acceptance of books for this collection
is at our discretion and is not a guarantee that your work
will be selected for the exhibition.
Our collection is expanding and we hope to exhibit aspects
of it in the future.
Thank you to all the artists that have already donated
their books to our collection.
We love your books!
of your books may appear in publicity, articles, the
catalogue and our research projects.
Your submission of work is seen as agreement to this.
Whilst we will take as much care as possible
your work will be returned via Royal Mail and it will also
be on public display so it is submitted at your own