Graham Smith based in London, responded to the brief with two books. Sunderland from Oak to Iron is a social comment on the city’s shipbuilding history, while Sunderland documents the football clubs historical change of strip.
Les Bicknell, based inSuffolk goes back further in history to celebrate the work of Bede, connecting the book as a symbol of power and knowledge and a vehicle to communicate with.
The Sunderland Book Project will be on show at Arts Centre Washington from 5th September until 5th November.
Showing alongside the Sunderland Book Project is a personal collection from Sumi Perera . The collection brings together work from a selection of Beijing artist’s.