ARTIST BOOKS COLLECTION
British Artists Books collected during the period 1986-2003 when Deirdre Kelly was director of Hardware Gallery London.
The major part of The Déirdre Kelly Artists Book Collection dates from 1986 – 2003 HARDWARE GALLERY, LONDON.
A place for exhibitions, displays, readings & performance as well as a means of distribution, Hardware presented the space as a format for engaging viewers with the book as primary medium: book works as visual art. During this time Déirdre Kelly curated a series of significant exhibitions featuring artists publications:- Curved Space (1986), Threshold (1993). The collection that remains reflects this period of transition and the ability of the artist to embrace & harness the new.; featuring books by artists including Basil Beattie, Les Coleman, Ron King, Richard Long, Simon Lewandowski, Bruce McLean, Christopher Taylor and Sandy Sykes amongst others,
The Deirdre Kelly Artists Book Collection is available for presentations:
a full list of books is available on request: catalogue on Zotero