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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 19:51 Written by Lucy Shortis

Redux at The Centre for Book Arts

Piccadilly Girl

Tom Phillips first exhibited works from A Humument with The Centre for Book Arts in 1984 and his translation and illustrations to Dante's Inferno were shown there in 1986. Eight Humument page prints feature in a new display Redux opening at the Centre for Book Arts on January 23rd 2015. The exhibition, curated by Maddy Rosenberg, features artists who have exhibited  projects at the space and invites them to return to their past presentation and continue the dialogue.

The Centre for Book Arts is at
3rd Floor, 28 West 27th Street,
New York 10001
Opening hours Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
The exhibition continues until April 3rd 2015

Friday, 03 October 2014 19:41 Written by Lucy Shortis

A Humument: Shared reading at the Poetry Library 8th October

Humument poetry reading

Join us on Wednesday 8th October 2014, 8.00pm at the Saison Poetry Library, for a shared reading from A Humument. To avoid disappointment please book early as availability is very limited. Admission £5 or £2.50 concessions. More information and the booking form can be found here.

The Saison Poetry Library, Level 5 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

The library is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 8pm.

Saturday, 20 September 2014 10:33 Written by Lucy Shortis

Royal Academy of Arts in North Yorkshire


This rare 1970 silkscreen by Tom Phillips is included in an exhibition of original prints selected from this year’s Summer Exhibition by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. The show continues until 1st November at Zillah Bell Galleries, Thirsk. More information and opening hours here.

Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:58 Written by Lucy Shortis

Illuminated Tweets at the Poetry Library


Illuminated Tweets, an exhibition that explores the development of A Humument through new media, opens today at the Saison Poetry Library as part of the Southbank Centre's Web We Want Festival.

The show, which features apps, tweets and digital recordings, offers a rare chance to see original artwork of the most recent treated Humument pages in progress.

Tom Phillips will be reading new work from A Humument on Tuesday 16th September from 7.30pm onwards at the Saison Poetry Library
The event is free but booking is required, please email

The exhibition continues until the 26th October at
The Saison Poetry Library
Level 5 Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
London SE1 8XX

Telephone number: 020 7921 0943/0664

opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 8pm
NB The Library is closed to the public on Mondays


Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:12 Written by Lucy Shortis

The Book Lovers


The Book Lovers project, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinkska, is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels.

The Book Lovers archive and exhibition series researches the many different ways in which novels are related to an artist's visual art projects. Here, the concept of the novel is not only confined to the space of the book, but it is expanded in a body of works that are interrelated and find their central reference in its narrative. 

The next Book Lovers exhibition at Fabra i Coats in Barcleona, features selected pages from A Humument, Tom Phillips's treated victorian novel, and shows the evolution of these pages from the original untreated text, through the earliest versions beginning 1966 to the most recent pages completed earlier this year. Also displayed is the complete Book Lovers archive of artists novels and works by Alexandre Singh and Cally Spooner. 

To find out more about the exhibition follow this link.

Please join Tom Phillips at the private view, 18th July 7.30pm

The exhibition continues until 31st August 2014