Thursday 21 April 2016
Four MA Fine Art students from the University of Northampton have almost reached their fundraising goal to create and publish an Artist Book to be included in the special collections library at the TATE Britain.
Elaine Elcoat, Susanne Ballinger, Mimi Tobot and Elizabeth Tomos held a special fundraising event that took place on Thursday 14 April at the University’s Avenue Campus where guests could purchase one of the 40 limited edition box set prints of their own work titled Traces.
The money they have raised so far will go towards the creating and producing the Artist Book, which will be included in the impressive catalogue of artists’ books in the special collections library at the TATE Britain.
Mimi Tabot said: “I look forward to the publication of our book with possible opportunities for public speaking about what we achieved. What greater recognition could we hope for than the interest Tate Britain has shown!
“The launch of Traces, intended to raise publication funds for our book, has become a project in its own right. We have all worked so hard for this and I am greatly encouraged by the very positive response we have had so far. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the printmaking process and all that it entails and to meet with contacts both established and new.”
Catriona Leahy, Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Northampton, commented: “The event was a huge success with the students selling 36 sets so far. With just four left, they are extremely close to the target of £2,000 they need for the production of the Artist Book.”