The book is a container for holding or transporting something, an image, an idea, a dream, a provocation, or a statement. The familiar format of cover and pages, which unfolds sequentially, is a space to share ideas, a place to collect, or a site to fill.

‘The Book is a Container’ is a publication project by the MA Print students from the RCA. Over the last six months, each student has created a limited edition publication that considers the functionality of artist books and how the action of handling these objects offers an intimate experience. The publications have been made mainly at home with tools and materials at hand, reflecting the shift of working from home and the limitations many people have encountered.

The books will be gathered for one weekend in the Bermondsey Bothy in our Gallery Garden.