Art Lending Library

I will be showing a new framed work from ‘The Thin Blue Line, The Deep Red Sea’ as part of the ‘Art Lending Library’. Members of the public can choose a work from the library which they will then have installed in their home by a professional art handler. I like the idea my image might offer comfort to someone who has experienced miscarriage.


Art Lending Library – Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich

A project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich

Project dates:  5 May – 6 June 2015

Opening parade: 12 noon, Saturday 16 May 2015

“Join the artists on a public walk from High Street West to the City Library at midday on May Day, to celebrate the opening of the Art Lending Library.

The Art Lending Library developed by artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich and Market Gallery offers a unique opportunity to borrow artworks for free to enjoy at home, or in the workplace.

The Art Lending Library will be based in the entrance to Sunderland City Library and is a modular structure made up of detachable wooden crates each filled with an artwork. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, as well as video, and even performance. The Art Lending Library follows the model of a public lending library where members of the public can join free of charge to then select an artwork to be delivered and installed in a place of their choosing. As the artists remark, “the project stands in resistance to the tide of narrowing access to the arts and education by creating an egalitarian place where art can be borrowed and enjoyed by everyone.”

The Art Lending Library was originally conceived by Market Gallery for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2012. This exhibition includes artists from the inaugural show as well as additional local, national and international artists selected by curators from Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland. The project has been made possible through the generosity of participating artists in gifting their works to the people of the City of Sunderland for the duration of the exhibition.

Beagles and Ramsay, Vicki Bennett, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Oliver Braid, Kathryn Brame, Debbie Bower, Jemima Brown, Rachael Clewlow, Katy Cole, Mike Collier, Fiona Crisp, Graham Dolphin, Jacqueline Donachie and Roderick Buchanan, Bill Drummond, Graeme Durant, Peter J. Evans, Graham Fagen, Alec Finlay, Dryden Goodwin, Sandy Grant, Susie Green, Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Henna Rikka Halonen, Dean Hughes, Ben Jeans Houghton, Kevin Hunt, James Hutchinson, Nick Kennedy, Paul Alexander Knox, Dawn Lehrer, Edwin Li, Kate Liston, Rachel Maclean, Ewan Mansen, Russell Maurice, Nicola Maxwell, James McLardy, Arnaud Moinet, Michael Mulvihill, Tom Nolan, Joanna Piotrowska, Ciara Philips, Marjolaine Ryley, Andro Semeiko, David Sherry, Calum Stirling, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, Dean Turnbull, Mark Vernon and Ian Middleton, Yu-Chen Wang, and Eleanor Wright, with more artists to be confirmed.”  (Text from website)


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