The Sketchbook Project is an annual travelling exhibition of sketchbooks submitted by artists from all over the world. With thousands of contributions from more than 90 countries in 2011, Art House Co-op expects the 2012 Project to be the largest and most diverse in its five-year history.
Due to the overwhelming response to this year’s Tour, the Sketchbook Project will travel overseas for the first time in 2012 to host exhibitions in London and Melbourne. Artists can sign up now at www.thesketchbookproject.com.
Brooklyn, NY (Art House Co-op) April 26, 2011 — Art House Co-op launched the 2012 Sketchbook Project recently in an effort to create the world’s largest library of artists’ sketchbooks. Building from the success of the 2011 Project, which featured more than 10,000 books from 94 countries, the Brooklyn-based organisation revealed plans to take the 2012 Tour around the world for the first time.
The Sketchbook Project encourages artists of all backgrounds to sign up online and receive a blank sketchbook by mail. The completed books are then sent back to Art House and exhibited at partner venues across the globe, before being cataloged in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
In addition to a ten-city tour across the United States, the 2012 Project will visit Toronto, Vancouver, London and Melbourne, marking the travelling library’s first international exhibitions. Patrons visit the library to explore the collection, checking out sketchbooks and interacting with participating artists and Art House librarians. Artists are notified electronically when their books are viewed – from anywhere in the world.
Participants come from diverse backgrounds – working artists, full-time parents, busy professionals, students – but unite to share their process with each other and the public.
“The Sketchbook Project is an opportunity to participate in a global conversation,” says Steven Peterman, Director of Art House Co-op. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity to bring this year’s project to the Art House community in Melbourne.”
Artists can sign up to participate in the 2012 Sketchbook Project at www.thesketchbookproject.com.
About Art House Co-op
Art House Co-op is an independent company based in Brooklyn, NY that organises large-scale international art projects open to everyone. Our projects unite creative people of all ages and backgrounds to foster process and dialogue across cultural and geographic boundaries. They’re also a lot of fun. For more information, please visit www.arthousecoop.com.
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