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The Bristol Art Library

Carless, Tonia; Other, Annabel


Annabel Other


This is a visual essay that analyses the changing function of the public space of the library through the juxtaposition of image and text. It looks at The Bristol Art Library, a performance space and fully functioning library, housed in a wooden cabinet, containing a diverse collection made by a variety of artists and practitioners. Annabel Other is the Head Librarian.

The essay poses questions about the historical and future public space of the library, classification systems, social exchange, authorship. It attempts through its format to establish lines of connection beyond the page to the expanded conception of the space of the library.


Carless, T., & Other, A. (2017). The Bristol Art Library. Performance Research, 22(1), 25-26.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 16, 2017
Publication Date Jan 2, 2017
Journal Performance Research
Print ISSN 1352-8165
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 1
Pages 25-26
Keywords Bristol, art, library, visual, essay
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