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Call for Submissions: Liverpool Book Art Exhibition 2016

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 28 February 2016.

Venue: Hornby Room, Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Book Art is curating a second major exhibition of Book Art in 2016. The venue will again be Liverpool’s Central Library.

As 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, we invite artists to submit works with a Shakespearean theme. We are planning this to be a selling exhibition, based on the enthusiastic response to our last show!

The exhibition will run throughout June and July 2016, with the third Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair taking place on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July. This is also the opening weekend of the Liverpool Biennial, when thousands of cultural visitors descend on the city.

Artists are invited to submit applications for either the exhibition, or the fair, or both!

The main venue for the exhibition will be the Library’s Hornby Room, which houses some of the Library’s rare books. This is a brilliant space for showcasing book art.

Exhibits will need to fit within the Library’s display cabinets, which are a variety of shapes and sizes:
• 1 case – 162.5cm (L) x 112.5cm (W) x 31cm (H)
• 8 cases – 92.5cm (L) x 52cm (W) x 31.5cm (H)
• 2 cases – 142.5cm (L) x 67cm (W) x 31cm (H)
• 1 tall case – 80.5cm (L) x 50.5 (W) x 70cm approx. (H)
• 1 vertical case – 148cm (W) x 37cm (Depth) Case contains one shelf. Height from base to shelf – 42cm approx., height from shelf to top 41cm approx. Depth of shelf 20cm approx.

As before, we are managing the application processes via You will find full details there of how to apply for both the exhibition and the Artists’ Book Fair. There will be no submission fee.

We are keen to offer demonstrations, workshops and performances during the course of the exhibition and the fair. There will also be opportunities to create larger site-specific work to display in the Hornby Room. Please contact Simon Ryder via with your proposals.

For further details and to make a submission, visit the Curator Space website.