The Wild Pansy Press
Saturday 14th April – Saturday 19th May
Opening times: Fri-Sun 11.00am – 4.00pm and by appointment.
Admission is free.
Events: dates and times as advertised below.
The Portable Reading Room acts as a mobile bookshop, gallery and project space, and will be installed within Crescent Arts’ gallery/project space as a form of social sculpture, creating a space for reading, viewing and exploring the book as an expressive medium. A range of publications will be available for sale during the exhibition. Wild Pansy Press publications will act as a focus, and the Portable Reading Room invites participation and social interaction.
The Wild Pansy Press is the brainchild of Simon Lewandowski and Christopher Taylor, artist-curator-publishers, who define their work as a collective art practice using publication as a way of making and distributing art.
The Wild Pansy Press catalogue comprises books and projects which challenge and extend the usual notions of the book format and publishing. The Wild Pansy Press Book of Rainy Day Activities exemplifies their approach; a compilation of instructional projects focusing on self-organisation, distributed as four A2 sheets which fold into a 64-page book. Wild Pansy Press seek to blur boundaries between literature and art and to extend our understanding and appreciation of these forms.
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We’re hosting a series of events and participatory activities within the context of The Portable Reading Room and Artist Writes.
Help us to create the ultimate pot boiler. Stray thoughts and peripheral visions encouraged. Multi-dimensional literature written by you, to occupy an entire room over five weeks. Each contributing author receives a complimentary unexpurgated published copy of ‘But…’ at its random point of completion.