Absence & Presence in Exeter

Absence and Presence is a collection of original prints made by artists from around the world in response to the bombing of Al Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq on the 5th March 2007.

260 artists from many parts of the world were invited to make a new original print responding to the bombing on the theme of ‘absence and presence’.

A selection of these prints were recently exhibited at Exeter Library.

The UK Coordinator for Absence & Presence is Exeter based artist and printmaker Catherine Cartwright.


Click here to see a selection of the prints that were made.


Below is a beautiful film by Josh Gaunt that documents the marathon poetry reading held within the exhibition.