An open call was issued to staff and students for book proposals which explored sculpture in all its forms and two grants of £5000 were created to fund the design, production and printing of a publication. The winning proposals were selected by a panel including representatives from Leeds Beckett University and YSI. The winning books, designed in collaboration with Marit Münzberg and published in September 2019 were:
Jo Hamill, ‘Gutter Words’
Working with an edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, artist Jo Hamill systematically obliterated the words of Joyce but carefully retained those words positioned closest to the gutter – the technical term used to describe the central margin of a bound page.
Julia McKinlay, ‘Feeling the Underside’
Julia, an artist and PhD student at Leeds Beckett University has made a limited edition collection of prints inspired by an encounter with a museum specimen of the shell collecting snail Xenophora.