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in short

June 2, 2014

Sorry it’s been a while since we last posted, but pressures of our day jobs has meant time has been rather limited; that’s not to say we haven’t been busy at the Caseroom. Here in short is what we’ve been up to:

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Jantze Tullett had an exhibition of her work at the Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln. She was exhibiting both her ink drawings and printmaking pieces. Alongside this she produced a series of concertina books containing work drawn from the various themes she has been exploring (available from Big Cartel). Jantze has collaborated with Philippa before, on the Inherited Sewing Box and The Washing Line Book.

Philippa has had two of her books (Delia taught me to cook and Objects of others) purchased by Sarah Bodman at UWE for their library collection. Details of her work are also featured in the May/June edition of ARLIS.
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There have been further reviews of Barrie’s wonderful book – namely the design observer and brain pickings – see links below.

two snippets of news

January 19, 2014

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The Caseroom are happy to be part of an exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, entitled Fluxjob the exhibition opens on 7 February until 6 July 2014 in the Star Tribune Foundation Gallery.

Fluxjob is an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive. The exhibition is co-curated by MCBA Executive Director Jeff Rathermel and noted Fluxus artist, publisher and performer Keith Buchholz.

Our small contribution was organised by Sarah Bodman who submitted the Some Small Things zine and video which we contributed to in 2013. see link to video

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We are also happy to report that Philippa’s single edition Embroidery without Tears has been purchased by Winchester School of Art for their Artists’ Book Collection.

the fairs: tall hats, silver shoes and the tea trolley

April 24, 2013

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We are happy to report that BABE lived up to all expectations at the weekend. We have waited many years to exhibit as part of this iconic book fair and it didn’t disappoint. It was lovely to catch up with old friends and finally put names to faces of contacts that we have made through email.

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Visitors were genuinely interested in our work and sales were reasonably brisk! Thank you to everyone that came along for a chat or even bought a book, and to the organizers who made it such a success.

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babe4 shoes

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Meanwhile at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh, Barrie met up with Caseroom collaborators Ken Cockburn and Ali Bowden and also had a successful fair. His book, Onion Merzpoem No.8 was purchased by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for their Library Collection.



libraries of thought and imagination

November 23, 2012

We’re absolutely delighted that two more of our books have been bought for library collections.

A Poem to Philip Glass is available at the Tate and Snapdragon can be found at The Poetry Library, London.

modern two

June 29, 2012

When we were in Edinburgh taking part in the Fruitmarket Gallery‘s Artists’ Book fair, our work caught the eye of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library. We’re delighted that they’ve since chosen The Ghost in the Fog, A Poem to Philip Glass and The Case: Liminal to join their collection.

bits and pieces

May 16, 2012

This week work is still progressing on the 6×6 project with Ash printing his first colour after 5 hours of compositing – his first attempt!

Other news – Philippa has sold copies of The First and The Collection (2) to Cardiff Metropolitan University via The BookArtBookShop in London


May 7, 2012

To celebrate their 29th anniversary, the Artists’ Book Archive in Milan have organised an exhibition of mini books (maximum size 100x100mm). We have submitted a copy of The Inherited Sewing Box (2nd edition); the original size of the book was 110x80m, so a new copy has been produced specifically to fit the size limit. After the exhibition the book will be donated to the archive.

talking (in Edinburgh)

April 18, 2012

Barrie was in Scotland this weekend attending the Artists’ BookMarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. He also delivered a talk about his typewriter work – namely the Dante project and his work based on the music of Philip Glass.

Incidentally A Poem to Philip Glass has recently been purchased by the University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, for their Artist Book – Special Collections.

purchases by the poetry library

February 9, 2012

The Poetry Library in London has purchased several of The Caseroom’s publications for their collection: The Season Sweetens, Ghost in the Fog, A Poem to Philip Glass and Overheard Overlooked.

All the books have involved input from or been collaborations with Ken Cockburn – The Caseroom Press are hoping to develop a further series of German poetry translations with him in the near future.

you can never have too many…

January 10, 2012


We also discovered this bargain in a local charity shop last week and B could not resist, it is in beautiful condition…I think this now brings the total to 25+

nice detailing inside the case.