My books are held in various permanent collections including:

The V&A Museum, London, UK
Tate Britain,The Hyman Kreitman Research Centre, London, UK
Modern British Collections, The British Library, London, UK
Stuart Hall Library, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London, UK
Chelsea Library, London, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
The Old School Press, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, UK
The Culture Archive, Brighton, UK
St. Peter's House Library, Brighton, UK
Center for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK
Eton College Library, Windsor, UK
Zineopolis, University of Portsmouth, UK
The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University, UK
Knights Park Library, Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK
The Ministry of Books, University of Portsmouth, UK
WLYB Archive, Northampton, UK
The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University, UK
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, UK
Howard Gardens Library, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, South Wales

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Artists' Books Collection, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Golda-Meir Library, UWM LIbraries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries, Richmond, USA
Rare Books, The Yale Centre for British Art, Connecticut, USA
San Diego State University Library , San Diego, California, USA
Book Arts & Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, USA
Barnard College Library, New York, New York, USA
Colorado College Special Collections, Tutt Library, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
BCPL Zine Collection, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Maryland, USA
Aboveground Zine Library, Carriere, Mississippi, USA
Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
City Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sallie Bingham Center, Special Collections Library,
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
ZAPP Zine Collection, Seattle, Washington, USA
Civic Media Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
The Denver Zine Library, Denver, Colorado, USA
IPRC - The Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, Origan, USA
100 Library, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Hot Iron Press, Artist's Book Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mansfield Library - Zine Collection, The University of Montana-Missoula, Montana, USA
Papercut Zine Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Seattle Public Library - Teen Center Zine Collection, Seattle, Washington, USA
Fine Art Library - University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
Special Collections - University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, Washington DC, USA
Dry River Collective, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
POND: Art, Activism & Ideas, Zine Library, cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Idaho State University Library, Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Kansas Cit
y Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Linebaugh Public Library - Zine Collection, Murfreesboro, Tennessee , USA
Newark Public Library, New Jersey, USA
Reed College, Portland, OR, USA
Zinelibrary, Olympia Wa, USA
Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA, USA

Toronto Zine Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sheridan Zine Library, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Field Study Archive, P.O.Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia
Octapod Association, Newcastle NSW 2304, Australia

La Fanzinoteca Ambulant, Barcelona, Spain

{Disarmed}, Bedeteca de Lisboa, Olivais, Portugal


MCBA Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Tuesdays: 10 am to 9 pm: Wednesdays - Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm: Sundays: 12 to 4 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located in the Open Book Building in downtown Minneapolis
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA

BookartBookshop - 17 Pitfield st, London N1 6HB
Opening hours: 1-7pm Wednesday to Friday, 1-6pm Saturday

Permanent Bookshop - 20 Bedford Place, Brighton, BN1 2PT, UK
Artist made books - zines - art periodicals.
Opening times: WED/THURS/FRI/SUN: 1PM-6PM, SAT: 11AM-6PM

The Royal Academy Shop will be stocking a number of titles from Damp Flat Books; Anxious Homes, Running A Secret Society No.20, Damp in Ditchwater, Mortal Coil and of course copies of Battered as part of the Summer Exhibition 2010.



Future Fantasteek! On Tour...
Celebrating ten issues, Future Fantasteek! and the train sketchbooks are touring the UK
and USA in 2011-2012

U.K Tour Dates:

1 March 2011 - 6 April 2011
University of the Arts London, LCC, London.

27 April 2011 - 14 June 2011
Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol.

5 Sept 2011 - 28 Oct 2011
The Library, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford.

21 Nov 2011 - 13 Jan 2012
INVIA, Institute of International Visual Arts, London.

1 Feb 2012 - 1 March 2012
The Ministry of Books, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth.

U.S.A. Tour Date:

1 April - 31 May 2011
Colorado College Special Collections, Colorado Springs, CO.

27 June - 7 Oct 2011
The Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University, Durham, NC.

30 Oct - 20 Nov 2011
Joan Flasch Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

To accompany this exhibition there is an exhibition catalogue, available in hard back or soft back, follow the link below to preview the catalogue.


Birmingham Zine Festival - 10th-12th September
Held over the 10th-12th September, the first Birmingham Zine Festival was a great success, bringing together a host of self-publishing, handmade zines and comics. To accompany the exhibition there was also an exhibition of artwork and a postcard project.I participated in the Mail-Art Postcard Project and Exhibition, which saw over 200 invited entries from the UK, USA, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany and Spain.
More pictures and interviews can be viewed here on the Birmingham Zine Festival website:

British Library Web Archiving - Damp Flat Blogspot
The British Library archiving research project have selected Dapflat.blogspot to archive.
"The British Library would like to invite you to participate in our web archiving programme. We select and archive sites to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage and as a result, they will remain available to researchers in the future. The British Library works closely with leading UK institutions to collect and permanently preserve the UK web, and our archive can be seen at"

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010 - 14 June—22 August 2010
The Royal Academy invited me to enter a bookfor this show since they were looking to promote book arts during the Summer Exhibition, I submitted
Battered which was accepted.
Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
As part of the Summer Exhibition the Royal Academy shop will be stocking a number of titles from Damp Flat Books; Anxious Homes, Running A Secret Society No.20, Damp in Ditchwater, Mortal Coil and of course copies of Battered.
Link to website:

Zine World No.28
My Make a Zine illustration features in Zine World No.28
Announcing the release of Zine World #28, This 50-page, full-size issue features:
more than 340 reviews of zines, comics, chapbooks, books, DVDs, magazines, and other self-published materials. An article about the zine scene in Japan by Gianni Simone a column by Michelle Aiello (Indigo Zine) called “People Are Complete Fucking Assholes, Or How I Lost My PO Box” an art piece by Jackie Batey called “Make a Zine” a comic strip from the zine Intellectual Property Is Theft: Copyright, Anti-Copyright, Public Domain, and Creative Commons an updated list of zine review zines & websites information sharing about distros & stores, zine libraries, zine resources, and upcoming zine events a report from the first New York City Zine Fest cover art by e. war and much more!"
PO Box 330156, Murfreesboro TN 37133-0156, USA.

The Secret Library of Solihull
8th March - 8th May 2010
Damp Flat Books will be featured in a forthcoming artists' books exhibition in Solihull.
"Delve into our secret library of artists' books this spring with a show dedicated to the genre.
Installation, projection and experiments with paper technology will all be showcased."
The Secret Library of Solihull
Solihull Gallery, Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3RG

The International Postal Art Project, Bristol 30th April - 7th May 2010
The format will be a postcard which has another two postcards attached (using a concertina fold and perforation). 240 artists are taking part and the confirmed first exhibition date is;
30th April - 7th May 2010.
The International Postal Art Project, Bristol, 2010
F Block Gallery, The Faculty of Creative Arts, Bower Ashton Campus,
The University of the West of England, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT, UK


2nd Sheffield Artist's Book Prize Exhibition October 8th - October 31st, 2009.
Held to coincide with the Off the Shelf Festival which takes place annually in Sheffield. 32-40 Bank Street Arts Gallery, Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS
, UK.
will be on show during this exhibition.
This year the scope of the prize had been extended to include both a Student Prize and a special Jury Prize. The main prize will once again be decided by visitors to the exhibition who will be given a voting form and asked to choose their favourite book(s).

The Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artsits’ Book Award is coordinated by the SCU nextart Gallery, 89 Magellan Street, Lismore, NSW, Australia.
Now in it’s 5th year this annual award provides Southern Cross University with an opportunity to continue to develop an artists’ book collection of national significance and in so doing also contribute to the development and awareness of artists’ books as an art form.
Exhibition opening & announcement of acquisitions August 11 - exhibition continues to September 22.
Damp in Ditchwater has been selected for this exhibition.

Closure 2009
The Gallery, The University of Northampton, 15th August–19th September 2009 at artworks-MK, Milton Keynes, UK. We're Sorry_ has been accepted for this travelling artists' book exhibition from the We Love Your Books Collective.

Where Have All The Rich People Gone - Kiss The Crisis

Exhibition in Copenhagen, my 'Million Squid Note' from Future Fantasteek! Issue 6 will feature in thisgroup show about the current economic crisis. To see the show in progress visit Banko's group page:
Banko / VM -bjerget
Ørestad Boulevard 55
Copenhagen, Denmark
Private view is on 15 May 2009 between 17:00 - 20:00

Place, Identity and Memory
– books made by artists
Opens 23 May to 28 June 2009, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland.
Then the exhibition tours libraries and other venues across Dumfries and Galloway, ending at Stranraer Museum, 55 George Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JP, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland between the 26th September – 31st October 2009, to coincide with the annual Literary Festival at nearby Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town. This is a travelling exhibition by IRIS. The aim of IRIS is to develop Dumfries and Galloway as a recognised centre for book arts in Scotland and internationally.
and Damp in Ditchwater both feature in the exhibition and catalogue.

Compilation: Three Exhibitions on Books, one section of this show is the travelling exhibition, Shelter Artist's Book Exhibition. January 28th - March 31st 2009
Holy Cross, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, One College Street, Worcester,
Massachusetts 01610-2395, USA
Headroom & Anxious Homes are both in this exhibition.

Zine Fest
- The Women's Library (London, UK)

Saturday, January 24 2009, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University, 25 Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT
"...Ever wanted to make your own magazine or comic? Zine Fest is a hands-on day celebrating women’s involvement in self- publishing.Bringing together innovative publishers, artists, illustrators and crafters, this event shares easy techniques for making zines and visuals and advice on publishing projects from those in the know."
Future Fantasteek! will be on display and then located in the Women's Library Archive.

The Ministry of Books
- guest exhibition - December 2008 - January 2009
Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
. Reboot was chosen to travel with this guest show.


Babylon Lexicon
New Orleans, 14-30 Nov. 2008
Damp in Ditchwater
and Headroom will be on show at the New Orleans Bookfair - Babylon Lexicon.
Future Fantasteek! Issue No.5 will also be exhibited, at the same time, during the New Orleans
Zine Fair.

B**K an exhibition of book-inspired artworks at the London Print Studio gallery
425 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RE, United Kingdom
Exhibition 11th July - 27th September 2008
Private view 10th July, 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Included in this exhibition is: Future Fantasteek - The Sick-o issue, No.4 Feb 2008

Artist's Book Exhibition, at Lasell College, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466, U.S.A. New book - Head Room & Anxious Homes have both been accepted for exhibition due to open in late April - May 2008, now due to tour until 2009

Re: 2008
The Gallery, The University of Northampton, Monday 12th – Thursday 29th May 2008
New book - Reboot has just been completed and accepted for the exhibition Re: 2008
To be held at, The Gallery, The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, St. George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD, UK. Private view: Friday 9th May 4.30–7pm
Selected work from the exhibition will then be exhibited at:
Artworks MK, Milton Keynes, UK from 14th July–14th August;
Herefordshire College of Art – Summer 2008;
University of Portsmouth from 3rd-14th November 2008.
As part of the Portsmouth show there ar also another 3 exhibitions:
Visual Dairies - This was a sketchbook project with staff and students.
Zineopolis - I curate the zine collection at the University and selected zines are being shown,
Future Fantasteek! Issue No. 5 is being premiered at this venue.
The Ministry of Books - The University of Portsmouth has recently started an artists' books collection curated by Dr Maureen O'Neill. You can visit the site here...

Visual Diaries
- The Space Gallery, University of Portsmouth 3rd-14th November 2008
Invited artist as part of a rotating sketchbook project.
To see the project go to...

The University Library - 11th Jan until 1st February 2008
Solo exhibition of Damp Flat Books on display in the University Library at the University of Portsmouth, UK. This is part of a series of four rolling displays to promote artist's books and zines within the University.
Click here to see the display...

Sitting Room Exhibition
has continued on to The Ruskin Gallery at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. The show opens on 13th Dec and runs until 2nd Jan 2008. Then:
K Gallery of Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, California from 7th March until 27th April.
From there they will travel down to Mexico City (dates and venue TBC).
Anxious Homes from Damp Flat Books is part of the group show, see my news section for more details about this exhibition.


The Blue Notebook
- peer reviewed journal about artists' books, August 2007 issue.
Edited by Sarah Bodman. Damp Flat Books was invited to produce an Artist’s Page - Evil-Pet Shop
In each issue 5 artists are asked to provide an artist's page. The content of the page is entirely open and can be text, image or both. The only stipulation is that it needs to be A4 portrait, RGB colour, saved as a jpeg or pdf at 300dpi. The Blue Notebook is produced as a full colour pdf and also a black and white printed magazine.

Sitting Room Exhibition has continued on to Winchester Gallery at Winchester School of Art.
The show opens on 6th July, with a private view on 11th July, and runs until 2nd August.
Anxious Homes from Damp Flat Books is part of the group show, see 2006 news below for more details about this exhibition.

Visions and Voices: Art Inspired by Kentucky Poetry, Prose and Songwriting

7th July - 6th October 2007
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Louisville. KY 40202, USA
Mortal Coil is based on the poem, Mortal Limit by Robert Penn Warren. The text of the poem is split into 7 sections, hand drawn typographically to emphasise key words. The typography sits above photo collages exploring the melancholy of the landscape as it metamorphoses from undeveloped ruralscapes into urban jungles. Edition of 10, each numbered and signed, 105mm x 275mm 10 pages, 8 of which fold-out.

Arcadia id Est
continues touring during 2007: Menthol Daze is on display.
Feb 1st - Feb 22nd 2007: John M Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
9th March - 13th May 2007 at Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, USA
1 June - 31 July 2007 at Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, USA
20 August - 2 October 2007 at Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia
12th November - 21st December 2007 at the National Print Museum of Ireland, Ireland

Poetry Books: Reading Books
- 25 January 2007 - 24 March 2007
Exhibition at Broekhuis Bookshop, Enschede, The Netherlands
Notebook 57 from Damp Flat Books will be in the exhibition.
...For more about the exhibition:

Sitting Room Exhibition has continued on to the Permanent Bookshop, Brighton.
4th December 2006 – 26th January 2007
Anxious Homes from Damp Flat Books is part of the group show, see 2006 news below for more details.The Private View is on 31st January and the show will run until 18th February 2007

Montage Over Britain :
David Ferry plus Artists’ Books from the CFPR Collection
Saturday 9 December 2006 - Sunday 14 January 2007
Permanent Gallery and Bookshop, Brighton
We're Sorry_ from Damp Flat Books will be in the exhibition.
Accompanying the show will be a unique collection of 45 contemporary books by artists, available for visitors to view. This collection has been especially selected for The Permanent Bookshop by Sarah Bodman, and includes the work of Jake Tilson, Yoko Ono, Sophie Calle and David Shrigley.
....For more about the exhibition:
....For links to The Permanent Bookshop:


Babylon Lexicon
- 28th October - 30th November, 2006.
Selected Damp Flat Books will be appearing at the New Orleans Bookfair - Babylon Lexicon.
Selected books and my catalogue will be on display in this showcase of artists' books and book-related art.The New Orleans Bookfair opens Oct 28th, 2006, from 10am - 6pm,
Barrister's Gallery
1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.,
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A
Link to the bookfair here...

KART Magazine of Multiplicity - Australia, December 2006
This is an ongoing project - A specially produced mini-excerpt from Future Fantasteek! (edition 40) will be participating in KART during Dec. 2006. The KART (Field Study) is curated by David Dellafiora at Karingal Community Living. PO BOX 1838 Greelong, VIC 3220, Australia.
Issues of KART comprise of 15 various limited edition artworks in a portfolio-box. Some issues will be sold to institutions, libraries and archives. Karingal is a non-for-profit organisation and provides activities and services for people with a disability or who are experiencing disadvantage.

This edition of KART will be sent to:

The State Library of Victoria, Australia
Sackners Visual Poetry Archived
, U.S.A
University of Buffalo
, U.S.A
Sticky - Artist's Bookshop/Zineshop in Melbourne, Australia.

Sitting Room -
20th May - 15th July 2006
Manchester Craft and Design Centre, UK
A touring show - This will be a handling show of artists' books held in environments that have been created to allow the books to be freely read. The exhibition areas of each venue will become a sitting room, complete with soft armchairs, standard lamp, coffee table and wallpaper.

Link to website...
Sitting Room
has continued on to the Alsager Arts Centre, 4th December 2006 – 26th January 2007
MMU Cheshire, Alsager Campus, Hassall Road, Alsager, ST7 2HL
Box Office: 0161 247 5302

Bookmarks I, II, III  -
March 6 - April 23, 2006
Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
This exhibition will feature fine art prints in the form of bookmarks and unique artist books.  “Bookmarks” is a three part project from The Centre for Fine Print Research at The University of the West of England to encourage people to appreciate artwork in the book. The display sets have now been installed in over 20 venues, with more than 75 contributing artists producing over 5,000 bookmarks.

Personal Archive Show 2005-6 -December 05 - January 06
The Centre for Fine Print Research, The University of the West of England.
Curated by Sarah Bodman author of The Artist’s Book Yearbook.

Small Works Show 2005-6 -
November 2005 - January 2006
Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Personal Archive Show 2005-6 -
December 05 - January 06
The Centre for Fine Print Research, The University of the West of England.
Curated by Sarah Bodman author of the Artist’s Book Yearbook.


Daily Routine Internet Site and Research Project -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sep 2005,
Internet site designed to archive an ImageXchange Project.

Link to website...

2nd Seoul International Bookarts Fair 2005
, 3rd-8th June 2005
Medal Winner
Korean Publishers Association, 105-2, Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-190, KOREA
Link to website...

Arcadia Id Est
-The Centre for Fine Print Research, The University of the West of England.
Travelling exhibition, worldwide locations from Australia to Cyprus, March 2005 - December 2006

Tour launched on - 19th March 2005
TRACE Gallery
Dorset, U.K.

11th June – Sat 9th July 2005
Centre for the Artist’s Book - Grahame Galleries + Editions
1 Fernberg Road, Milton 4064, Brisbane. Australia

Weds 14th Sept - Weds 26th October 2005
Moufflon Bookshop - Nicosia
1 Sofouli Street, 1096 Lefkosia/Nicosia, Cyprus

Weds 16th – Saturday 26th November 2005
Emma Hill Fine Art - Eagle Gallery
159 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, U.K.

Sat 4th February – Sat 4th March 2006
BALTIC Library and Archive
South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 1FG, U.K.

1st April – 15th May 2006
Library AKI
Hallenweg 5, 7500 BK, Enschede, the Netherlands

7th July - 31st August 2006
Rikhardinkatu Library
Rikhardinkatu 3
00130 Helsinki, Finland

Feb 1st - Feb 22nd 2007
John M Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

9th March - 13th May 2007 at Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, USA

1 June - 31 July 2007 at Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, USA

20 August - 2 October 2007 at Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia

12th November - 21st December 2007
National Print Museum of Ireland
Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4, Ireland

Link to website...

Bookmarks II -The Centre for Fine Print Research, The University of the West of England.
This exhibition is part II of a three-part project to encourage people to visit artist's book venues and libraries. Two series of display sets will be installed in over 20 worldwide venues, with 50 contributing book artists producing bookmarks over the one-year period. Available to view from, Nov.04-Nov.05
Link to Bookmarks II website...

2003 and before

The Safe Cigarette
Solo Ph.D. Showcase exhibition, Brighton University South Gallery, Brighton, September 2003
Images of Foyer Show...

E4 Comedy Web Archive
Burk Alert, flash animation for E4 Web Show, invited artist, 2002
Click here to see preview...

London Artists' Book Fair
Barbican, London and ICA Galleries London
I have exhibited here for Damp Flat Productions every year since 1998

The Peculiar
This book was showcased in The Peculiar, a comic of collected works by artists and designers in the U.K, 2002 edition

Secrets Exhibition
Group exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands, March 2000

View Running a Secrect Society No.20 for more info...

Pink as a Soft Idea
Anxious Homes Book exhibited in the University of Brighton North Gallery as part of LIAM:3 (living in a material world), 2001, Conference paper also presented.
Click here for more about the exhibition...

Making Unmaking Exhibition and Conference
Running a Secret Society No.20 Book exhibited, University of Portsmouth, August 2000
Click here to see the book...

Children's Rights Visualised
Mexico City, Museum of Childhood and the British Council, Dec.1999, Internet site designed to archive a Children's Rights Project.
Link to website...

Visual Language of Number Internet site, under '0', March 1999
Link to website...

A Bit of Skirt
100 Air-Tight Exscuses limited edition print, exhibited at the Air Studios, London for SKIRT design group. September 1999
Click for images of Skirt show...