CODEX POLARIS PROJECTS 2020-2022 PROJECT/ EXHIBITION - Sigla - Binda- a ten artist exchange between Iceland and Norway. Resulting in a group exhibition touring both countries, launching at Galleri Entrée, Bergen, Nov 2021. Collaboration with Bergen Art Book Fair - Nov 20 - May 21 with developmental work from Sigla- Binda. 2020-2022 PROJECT - Scandinavian Artists’ Books Partnership Project - in collaboration with Sarah Bodman and Angie Butler, UWE, Bristol. 2022 May BOOK FAIR - Malmö Artist Book Biennale - Sweden 2021 EXHIBITION - Bibliotek Nordica - National Library, Iceland 2021 Jan-MarEXHIBITION - Rom for bøker atKristiansand Kunsthall - curated exhibition - Marhaug, Maufe, Strand 2020Nov BOOK FAIR- Arctic Art book Fair - Tromsø, Norway showing KARBONAVTRYKK in collaboration with KK-trykk 2021 Sept. EXHIBITION - Impact Print Festival - Hong Kong 2020Oct/NovBOOK FAIR - Trondheim Art Book Fair (TABF) 2020 Nov BOOK FAIR - Booked MUU, Helsinki 2020 PROJECT - Posted/Unposted (British Isles) - in collaboration with Angie Butler Second edition of Posted/Unposted, involving 28 artists, writers, and printmakers from the British Isles 2019/18/16/15 BOOK FAIR - Norske bøker at Bergen Art Book Fair 2019 May BOOK FAIR - Norske bøker - Barstad Art Book Fair, Lillehammar, Norway 2019 Feb-Apr EXHIBITION - Posted/Unposted ++ - San Francisco Center of the Book, USA Curated exhibition with additional works from the Nordic Letterpress Collaboration group and artists talk by Lina Nordenström and Imi Maufe. 2017-2019 PROJECT/BOOK FAIR - CODEX NORDICA - CODEX Book Fair and Symposium in California, USA Curated the international Nordic Focus at CODEX 2019 (Feb 4.-8) working with invited partners from each of the Nordic Countries. Twenty artists travelled to CODEX book fair, to present work by fifty artists on five stands, launch Bibliotek Nordica, give talks at the symposium and a presentation at the Book Club of California, San Francisco. 2018-2019 PROJECT - Bibliotek Nordica - in collaboration with Megan Adie (Aviary Press) and Bent Kvisgaard (Vingaards Officin). An invitation to 82 Nordic artists working with books, resulted in a portable resource of Nordica book works. Produced in an edition of ten and launched at CODEX 2019. Exhibitions: Iceland National Library, 2021 'My Library was Dukedom Large Enough' - GIBCA extended at Konstepidemien, Göteborg, Sweden, 2.- 24. Nov. 2019 Curated by Carine Fihn. Frankfurt Book Fair - City of Bergen Stand, 17. – 20. Oct. 2019. Malmö Kunsthall Book Shop, Sweden, May 2019; KKV, Malmö, May 2019. Bristol Artist Book Event - Arnolfini, Bristol, UK - 30.–31. Mars 2019. Codex Book Fair, USA - 3. -6th Feb 2019 2019 Jun EXHIBITION - Norske Bøker - Fruit Exhibition - Bologna, Italy Eleven Norwegian artists represented to an invited exhibition at the 7th Fruit Exhibition. 2019 TEXTS - Codex Polaris Texts commissioned in collaboration with Bibliotek Nordica. Ongoing project. 2018 Nov EXHIBITION - China Meets Norway in a Bookshelf No.2 - in collaboration with Northing.no. An exhibition representing eleven Norwegian artists as one of three key exhibitors at abC Book Fair, Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai. This exhibition toured to Bentu One Gallery, Beijing and Paper Live, Hangzhou, China. 2018 Nov RESIDENCY - Paper Live, Hangzhou, China - in collaboration with Northing.no Two artists representing Codex Polaris undertook a pilot project to establish a residency in a paper and print factory. 2017 PROJECT - Nordic Letterpress Collaboration - Posted/Unposted - in collaboration with Lina Nordenström Twenty five Nordic artists, printmakers and writers contributed to this Letterpress project. Exhibited: Gallery Astley in Uttersberg, Sweden, 5. Oct – 10. Nov. 2019; Galleri i Väst, Gotenberg, Sweden Jan 2019, Malmö Artists book Biennale May 2018, Bergen Art Book Fair Nov 2017; Bristol Artist Book Event, UK - April 2017; Viborg Library, Denmark 2017; Galleri Pi, Copenhagen 2017. 2015-2017 PROJECT / EXHIBITION - Smak av Bok (Taste of Books) Ten Norwegian artists created large scale books works especially for this project. Workshop at Trykkeriet, Bergen followed by a touring exhibition to Visningsrom USF, Bergen; Stormen, Bodø and SFKM, Førde, Norway. 2016 TEXTS - Three texts commission in collaboration with Smak av Bok. 2014 EXHIBITION - Norske bøker (Norwegian Books) A collection of 45 books by 25 Norwegian based artists travelled to BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol; Library Gallery, UWE, Bristol: 3 Nordic Exhibitions, Doverodde Book Art Centre, Denmark and BABF, Bergen Kjøtt, Norway. 2013 -14 TEXTS - B-Open Lesesirkel Bookart reading group set up as an initiative by B-Open, Bergen to establish groups for different professional arts sectors. Codex Polaris is the only group from this project still going strong.
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS Posted/Unposted Nordica - University of Miami, USA and private collections.
FUNDING AND IN KIND SUPPORT 2020 Nordic Culture Point - Project support - Scandinavian Artists' Books Partnershop Project 2020 Norsk Kulturråd - project support - Codex Polaris 2020 Norsk-Islandsk collaboration support from Norsk Kulturråd - project support - Sigla - Binda 2019 Norsk Kulturråd - project support - Codex Polaris 2019 Norwegian Embassy in Italy - travel support - Fruit Exhibition 2018 Nordisk kulturfond, OCA, Bergen kommune, Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, Norwegian Embassy in Washington - project and travel support for Codex NOrdica. Plus support from the Nordic countries own funding bodies. 2018 Billedkunstners Vederlagsfond,Viborg Kommune, Denmark and in kind support from Vingaards Officin and its members, Denmark- project and travel support - BIbliotek Nordica 2016 Nordisk Kulturfond, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet (SE) - project and travel support - Nordic Letterpress Collaboration 2015 Norsk Kulturråd, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Statens utstillingsstipend - project and exhibition support - SMAK AV BOK 2015 Norwegian Embassy in London, OCA, Bergen Kommune - travel support for Norske bøker to Bergen Artist Book Event.