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The Sketchbook Project 2012: Stitches and Folds

Posted in Craft, Exhibitions, Projects, Sketchbook by andrejabrulc on 28/02/2012

I decided again this year to participate in the Sketchbook Project 2012, the main project out of many run by the Art House Co-op based at The Brooklyn Art Library in New York. This year nearly 20,000 of sketchbooks will be exhibited in 14 cities across North America, and for the first time this year, in London for contributors from Europe and in Melbourne if the artist resides in Australia.

For the details of the Project Overview see the post about last year’s Fiction Sketchbook. The only difference between this and the fiction one is that with this project you did not have to tell the story in text. You are free to develop your theme.

The theme I picked this time is Stitches and Folds. The entire sketchbook was folded and stitched. I folded the pages inwards, starting from the middle of the sketchbook, with the first two pages folded so that the outer edges met the gutter. I then folded each page, with the size of each fold decreasing in equal increments towards each end of the book. I then added various papers under each fold, stitching folds and papers together each time with a different kind of stitch and at a random pace, using threads varying in thickness and colour.

For images of all other pages of this Sketchbook Project click Flickr. Here are some examples.

The tour stars in April 2012, and we shall welcome the sketchbooks in London this October.

Brooklyn, NY
April 14th-30th
Brooklyn Art Library
103A N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
 
Chicago, IL
May 3rd-5th
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
 
Portland, OR
May 11th-13th
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St
Portland, OR
 
Vancouver, Canada
May 15th-16th
W2 Media Cafe
111 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
 
Los Angeles, CA
May 24th-26th
iam8bit
2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
 
San Francisco Bay Area
June
Pop-Up Library
 
Greater Boston Area
July 6th-8th
LynnArts
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA
 
Portland, ME
July 11th-14th
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
 
Toronto, Canada
July 18th-22nd
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
 
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 23rd-25th
The Painted Bride
co-presented with InLiquid
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Atlanta, GA
Aug 29th – Sept 1st
MASS Collective
364 Nelson St. SW
Atlanta, GA
 
Austin, TX
September 8th-16th
Co-Lab Project Space
613 Allen St.
Austin, TX
 
London, England
October
Canada Water Library
co-presented with The Albany
and Southwark Council
21 Surrey Quays Rd.
London, SE16
 
Melbourne, Australia
November 10th-21st
NGV Studio
Federation Square
Russell & Flinders Sts
Melbourne

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