October 8th – October 31st, 2009
The 2nd Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize and exhibition was held in October 2009 building upon the inaugural Prize staged at Bank Street Arts in November 2008. The competition attracted 78 entries, with a big increase from overseas and a number of Student entries in response to the addition that year of a Student Prize.
The principles of the Prize, established in 2008, were again the hallmarks of both the Prize and Exhibition in 2009: open submission, free to enter, all entries shown in the exhibition, visitors to the exhibition acting as jurors of the prize.
In order to build upon the first edition of 2008, although the main prize was once again decided by visitors to the exhibition, in 2009 we added two additional Prizes which were decided by Jury – a Student Prize and a special Jury Prize.
The jurors in 2009 were Chris Taylor from the University of Leeds and Tony Kemplen, a book artists from Sheffield.
The winner of the Student Prize was ‘Keepsake’ by Angie Butler.
The Jury Prize was awarded jointly to ‘Haiku – Apple’ by Ann Rook
and ‘Memory Loss’ by Claire Tindale.
The full list of participants in 2009 was as follows:
Park Mc Carthur
David Stephen Willis
Seekers of Lice
Elisabeth S Clark
Jessica Jane Charleston
Brian T Sims
Zoe Culbertson and Gail Stiffe
Jatinder Kaur Bains
Andrea G Artz
Emily Regan & Tim Clark
Amanda K Goodier