Archive for the ‘exhibitions’ Category

fond farewells in stroud

October 26, 2016


Although Fond Farewells, the new pair of books by Philippa and Angie Butler won’t be officially launched until Small Publisher’s Fair in London on 4/5 November, Angie managed to submit them it time for the Stroud Letterpress Celebration curated by fellow LENventioner Lucy Guenot. The exhibition opens 29 October-20 November.



voyaged boxed travels to quebec

March 10, 2016

CBUQO005 (9 of 216)

The collaborative project of Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch, which Philippa – along with seventeen other artists – contributed to back in early 2014 is being exhibited by Collectif Blanc as part of Forme | Édition | Expérimentation.

CBUQO005 (137 of 216)

CBUQO005 (202 of 216)

‘The exhibition introduces experimental, forward-thinking publications by more than 60 Canadian and international publishers, designers and artists. Common to these one hundred avant-garde manifestations of the book is a unique attention to both form and content, and how they inspire one another. The exhibition hopes to underline the importance of the material, experiential and aesthetic qualities of the printed book, a subject more current than ever despite lamentations of its mortality’.

For more information:

This exhibition will be remounted in June at the first edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair.

Photos courtesy of : Collectif Blanc / Jean-Michael Seminaro. 

electric glass

October 21, 2015

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A new gallery space for contemporary art has opened in Brussels; the Société. A former factory (the Société Bruxelloise d’electricité), built in the early 1930s, the first exhibition intends to create a dialogue between contemporary digital art and 1960 concept art, ‘through the common denominator of semantics’.

The invited artists are Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Vuc Cosic, Alec de Busschere, Alessandro de Francesco, Sebastien Delvaux, Gabriele de Vietri, Frederic Fourdinier, Jason Huff, LAb[au], jan Robert Leegte, Jurg Lehni, Caroline le Mehaute, Michel Mazzoni, Steven Pippin, Studio Nand, Marius Watz and our very own Barrie Tullett, who made a special edition of the Poem to Philip Glass for the exhibition.



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The exhibition is on until the 19th December.

Thanks to Cecilie Bjørgås Jordhiem for photographs of the Poem to Philip Glass.

voyage boxed – sold and on show

July 20, 2015


Voyage boxed – the collaborative project of Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch, which Philippa – along with seventeen other artists – contributed to back in early 2014 is being exhibited as part of 35 works at Kaleid London 2015 which opened on 18 July. In addition, the work has been purchased by the Manchester Metropolitan University Library Collection.

performing the new concrete

July 17, 2015

The New Concrete

The New Concrete is a major new anthology charting the explosion of visual poetry in the 21st century, and to celebrate the launch of the book, The Whitechapel Gallery will be hosting an afternoon of film and live performance showcasing some of the most exciting work currently being produced. The event promises to bring together ‘some of the most celebrated poets and artists working at the intersection of visual art and literature’.

The film screenings will include: Simon Barraclough: Turner, Victoria Bean: Playtime with Venus and Every Morning She’d Leave Me, Caroline Bergvall: Drift, Derek Beaulieu: 1115/2:47: Pages, David Bellingham: An Object Revolving Round a Day/An Object Revolving Round a Year/An Object Revolving Round Events, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim: Barcodes, Augusto de Campos: F(J)Y)EUX, LIFE and Luxo, Francesca Capone: Island Poem, Antonio Claudio Carvalho: OS DESAPARECIDOS/THE MISSING WILL NEVER BE MISSING UNTIL WE FIND THEM, Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper, Sophie Herxheimer: London, Liliane Lijn: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping? and Way Out Is Way In Poemdrum, nick-e melville: me, Rick Myers: An Excavation/A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion), W. Mark Sutherland: Crush, André Vallias: ‘COMEDIA’: a meta-poem (le stelle/alle stelle/l’altre stelle) in Quick Response code and Nico Vassilakis: Stampalogue (for Harry Mathews). 

There will also be live performances from many of the contributors, including: Simon Barraclough, Victoria Bean, Derek Beaulieu, David Bellingham, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Paula Claire, S.J. Fowler, Daniel Lehan, Henningham Family Press, Sophie Herxheimer, Sarah Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez, Chris McCabe and The Caseroom Press’ very own, Barrie Tullett, who’s work for the Typographic Dante has been included in the book.

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encoded stored retrieved

July 10, 2015


Barrie has been invited to submit some work to TEXTfestschrift at the Bury Art Museum, Lancashire.

The exhibition will be themed around ‘the notion of constructing memory, using the material of language’.


Of the two pieces he’s working on, one deals with the translation of an experience into a ‘recording’ of the event that we keep in our heads and can no longer compare to the original – our memory relies on information being encoded, stored and retrieved, but that process in itself creates a version of the event that is altered in the manner by which it is processed. The on/off firing of our synapses, being as unlike the original experience itself, as a half-tone print is to the original photograph. Similarly, the memory itself can be altered during the ‘recalling and retelling’ of a story. It can be amended, degraded, embellished in all manner of ways, consciously and subconsciously until it becomes something quite different. In the same way that the elements of letterforms might be able to be deconstructed and reconstructed in various ways to create new words.

‘Our memories are constructed.’


The second piece is inspired by a quote from Allyson Strafella – ‘Memory changes the story of an experience’. Here the text is taken from an essay on memory and slowly altered until it becomes something quite new – a transition from the original story to a new re-telling of an experience which in turn will create a new memory.


making (a small contribution to) the difference

June 17, 2015

Land of the un-free...

The Caseroom Press have done their bit for the Magna Carta celebrations here in Lincoln.

Artist Ruth Ewan has been developing a series of workshops with young people from The Meadows Primary School, which resulted in a series of slogans, text works and drawn maps.

Once the texts had been selected, Ruth sent the texts, layouts and colour palette, ready for us to match and typeset with our Letterpress type.

The texts are currently on show at the Project Space Plus, here at the University.

We’d like to thank Fenner Paper for their support with the project.


philippa’s gone to iceland

March 24, 2015



The collaborative project that Philippa was pleased to be part of in 2014 – Voyage Boxed curated by Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch is now being exhibited at Herhúsið, Norðurgata 7b, 580 Siglufjörður, Iceland from 19th-30th March 2015

down under again

March 24, 2015

book invite

Open House the collaborative project that Philippa undertook with Angie Butler continues its tour of Australia as part of the Personal Histories book exhibition. It will be on show at the Redland Art Gallery from 29 March-10 May.

big in russia

February 24, 2015


The Caseroom Press have been to Russia. Well, a couple of our books have.

We were included as part of the third project dedicated to Artists’ Books at the State Museum Reserve Tsaritsyno. An exhibition that ‘aims to demonstrate the unique and common features of the Artists’ Book, presenting work by artists from the UK and Russia, united by national artistic traditions.’

Mr. Cragg

As the catalogue says, the ‘British Artists’ Book is free of artificial gloss and full of restrained elegance.’

Mr Glass

Talking of international recognition, Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology has picked up some more reviews in Italy, France and Sweden – and as it says via Google Translate ‘It is aways a magic there, just at the moment when something crack.’

Can’t argue with that.