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 From around the country The Sunderland Book Project brings together artists, designers, comic makers, printmakers and those new to artist’s book making.  The project brief asks participants to make a book, using whatever production methods, in response to the city of Sunderland. 
 
Graham Smith: Sunderland from Oak to Iron & Sunderland

Graham Smith: Sunderland from Oak to Iron & Sunderland

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

Les Bicknell

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.

Dog God by Shi Xiao Hui

Also on show is a wide range of work from the collection of Sarah Bodman from the University of West of England and current book work by  Theresa Easton.

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