Site Gallery 11 August – 8 September 2012

print it: COPY in residence
COPY is an artists publishing platform lead by Joanna Loveday and Charlotte A Morgan. Through research, the production of new work and a programme of public discussions and activities, the COPY residency aims to form a dialogue with the Coracle Press 1989 – 2012 exhibition and Pop-up Artist Bookshop, with which it forms print it.

Papers, Fictions, Scripts & Circles is a series
of weekly Saturday conversations over complimentary brunch featuring regional and nationally based artists, writers and curators. Events are free but places are limited, please book online at the Site Gallery website. The events will be indexed by a publication of contributors’ notes, designed by dust and produced gradually throughout the month. Four silkscreen print poster works by invited artists Ami Clarke, Fay Nicolson and Oliver Smith, Daniel Fogarty and Louisa Martin will be launched weekly alongside the events. Prints are produced by APG Works.

Papers, Fictions, Scripts & Circles
Saturday 11 August, 11am – 1pm: Papers Papers draws upon the history and significance of self-publishing, its implications today and the use of publication as medium or curated space. With Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn [Coracle], Lynn Harris [AND publishing], David Osbaldeston and RGAP. Saturday 18 August, 11am – 1pm: Fictions Fictions explores the use of written fiction and narrative in art and performance practices and their relation to experimental literature. With Jamie Crewe, Jennifer Hodgson, Tamarin Norwood and Alun Rowlands. Saturday 25 August, 11am – 1pm: Scripts Scripts focuses on printed or written works which act in relation to live elements or as diagrams or scores. With David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham and Patrick Coyle. Saturday 1 September, 11am – 1pm: Circles Circles discusses the significance of spaces for sharing, storing, reading and activating printed work and the shifting role of bookshops, fairs, project spaces and networks in artists publishing activity. With Emma Cocker, Kit Hammonds, Simon Lewandowski and Francis Mckee.

New Work
Joanna Loveday and Charlotte A Morgan will both produce new work in the gallery and remotely; Joanna’s work focuses on exploring points of tension between text, diagram and performance or durational act, while Charlotte’s work performs insertions into the space, exploring spatial or unbound potentials in reading and publishing. A shared COPY notebook will be updated throughout the residency, read online at Thursday 30 August, 6pm: Re-imagined Libraries talk Charlotte A Morgan hosts an open discussion into the future of the library, continuing an ongoing research project which reflects widely on the nature of the archive and the language of storage and display, with reference to the status of Sheffield’s libraries. With Nick Thurston.

COPY present a selection of print and publishing activities in the gallery. Weds 22 August, 1pm – 4pm: Bookbinding workshop with Victoria Lucas. £15 Make your own concertina book and Japanese stab binding to take home. All materials provided, however participants are welcome to bring any materials or ideas they would like to use to create their books. Paper should be A1 / A2 for the Concertina and A5 for the Japanese stab bound book. Tues 28 August, 10am – 4pm: Lino-cut workshop with James Green Printworks. £35 An introduction to linocut printing, in one or two colours. Participants will create a design, cut their lino, print it and will finish with a completed print ready to frame. All materials provided and no experience is necessary. Sat 1 September, 3pm – 5pm: Book Swap. Free. Tied in with their final Saturday conversation around sharing and circulating books, join COPY around a big table of books, swap those you have read for those you haven’t and sample a piece of cake. Thursday 6th September, 6pm – 8pm: Publication Launch and Closing Event Work and publications produced during the residency will be brought together at a closing event, with gin.

For more information on programme visit the COPY website [] or email [info@]

The print it COPY residency is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and further supported by Site Gallery, APG Works and dust.