International Artist’s Book Collection


From submissions to the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize we have collection of over 200 books (now over 650) held at Bank Street Arts, generously donated by participating artists. The Collection is quite unique in that it comprises books by artists from over 30 countries, it juxtaposes books by well known international artists with those by students just starting out, but most importantly, it is not based on a subjective choice or perceived financial value – anyone who enters the competition can have their work in the Collection. As a result, the diversity, range, and eclecticism of the works make for a truly unique Collection. Selected books from the Collection are on show throughout the year at Bank Street Arts in the Members’ Gallery and Ground Floor corridoor.  The Book Prize archive can be viewed in the Education Room at any time by appointment for research, workshops, seminars etc.