New Acquisitions of Artists’ Books from the National Art Library, V&A


Talk with Catriona Gourlay, Assistant Curator, Word and Image V&A Museum National Art Library 

Hosted by Leonie Bradley 

Artists’ Books

19 October  2021
11:30am – 12:30pm
Zoom Talk

This online talk from Assistant Curator Catriona Gourlay will showcase new additions to the National Art Library’s extensive collection of artists’ books. Catriona will give an insight into the library’s selection process and present some of her favourite acquisitions from recent years, including Anton Prinner’s La Femme Tondue (1946) and a contemporary paper peepshow by Tara Bryan that takes the reader Down the Rabbit Hole (2009).

Catriona studied Fine Art in Edinburgh and worked at the National Galleries of Scotland before becoming Assistant Curator in the National Art Library at the V&A in 2015. Her V&A display, Landscape and Language in Artists’ Books, runs until January 2022 and explores how artists since the 1960s have used thought-provoking combinations of word and image to respond to landscape or evoke imaginary places.

Zoom link will be sent after you have booked your place.

Leonie Bradley
Editor of Printmaking Today, artist and Peter Reddick Bursary awardee 2018-19 at Spike Print Studio

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