This Saturday 25th November, Norwich School Art and Design teaching staff Louise Richardson and Andy Campbell will have a piece of their artwork showcased at the Forum, Norwich.
The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library's collection of Renaissance books, held in the Norfolk Heritage Centre, is one of Norwich's greatest treasures. This spectacular collection contains books from the centuries soon after the invention of the printing press - books which demonstrate the different ways in which this new technology was used to disseminate knowledge, engage readers, and celebrate craftsmanship. To show how inspiring these books can still be today, the Norfolk Heritage Centre have been asking East Anglian designers to produce their own creative responses to this wonderful collection.
This exhibition of designers’ work will be presented in a more extended form in Norwich School’s Crypt Gallery in February 2018. The exhibition will be accompanied by an evening of talks from academics at UEA involved in the project, and some of the designers themselves. More details will be circulated nearer the time.
Tom Roebuck, Project Coordinator and UEA lecturer said: ‘Louise and Andy created this remarkable image by reproducing John Speed’s map of Norfolk – paying minute attention to every detail, including the texture of the paper and the thickness of the book. They cut the map along the coastline, before immersing the whole object in water. The work blurs the boundaries between map and landscape (the representation and the reality), and both book and landscape emerge from this work as fragile and subject to change.’
New Impressions: Redesigning Norwich's Renaissance Books
Saturday 25th November, drop in any time 10.30-4.30pm
Norfolk Heritage Centre, Floor 2, the Forum, Norwich