New exhibition of transformed and altered books at Bucks County Museum


Bucks County Museum
Church Street
HP20 2QP
01296 331441
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15th January 2018
Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
Every Day

Ex Libris: Altered Books

On now until 24 February 2018

In this exhibition artists have taken old books which were due to be recycled and have transformed them into new works of art. The 24 artists who have taken part come from different artistic disciplines and in their hands the book becomes a canvas for new ideas. The resulting new work must however reflect the original content of the book.

Come along and discover what the artists have done. Some have created pieces that are intriguing, others intricate and others delightful. The artists chose books on a variety of subjects including Shakespeare, nature books and scientific books. See Yorick’s skull revealed through carefully folded pages or birds flying from the pages of another.

The exhibition called Ex Libris meaning ‘out of the books or library’ has been organised by the award-winning group Sparksartists, who were formed in 2001 to reduce the isolation of visual artists working locally and to raise awareness of the arts in the local community. 

Fun with Paper Drop in Workshop
Thursday 28 December, 1pm – 4pm
As part of the exhibition Sparkartists are running a special drop in workshop. Come and try out some simple book related craft and talk to the artists about their work. Suitable for all ages. Entry by donation.


Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP.
Tel 01296 331441

From a Cornish Window by Barbara Pearman, photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
From a Cornish Window by Barbara Pearman, photo courtesy Bucks County Museum
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