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World Book Night 2024 - In Praise of Birds

Bodman, Sarah



Linda Parr


For World Book Night 2024 – In Praise of Birds, WBN United Artists invited participation through reading and responding to a text or book about birds and sending us a postcard about it. Curated by Sarah Bodman and Linda Parr

200+ artists responded to our call, with 250+ postcards winging their way to UWE from: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and USA.

We are sharing the postcards in two exhibitions, a physical one here at Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, UK, 19th April – 19th July 2024, and printout posters featuring all the postcards at the Learning Resources Centre, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), 1st September – 31st October 2024. Alongside the main exhibition is a display of 72 postcards made by students at HKDI.

After the exhibition in Bristol, physical postcards will be swapped and sent out to participating artists with an extra gift from WBN2024 of commissioned postcards designed by rubber stamp king Stephen Fowler.

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Apr 19, 2024
End Date Jul 19, 2024
Deposit Date Jul 9, 2024
Keywords artists' books, world book night, birds, collage, reading
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