As well as the resources contained in libraries, the library environment itself can be a source of inspiration for many artists.
Artists in residence in libraries has been an ongoing practice for many years, from public libraries to academic and gallery libraries.
This Friday sees the culmination of Yu-Chen Wang’s residence at Outset Study, the library in The Drawing Room gallery, with the artist in conversation, followed by a performance piece.
Another exhibition of library artist in residence is at Chelsea College of Art ‘CHELSEA Space’ Gallery , with Kit Poulson who is a library residency artist during 2016/17 through a collaborative new commission platform initiated by Book Works with Chelsea College of Arts Library and CHELSEA space. The exhibition is on until the 3rd March 2017.
See this interesting blog post by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) about how artists and libraries can work together, including some information about the library as incubator project in America which has initiated many library artist in residence schemes over the last few years, see some here.