Banner Repeater and Hackney Archives
invite contributions to a
Borough of Hackney Artists’ Publishing exhibition.

Deadline: 26th November.

Banner Repeater has been working with the team at Hackney Archives towards a group exhibition in January at Hackney Archives, selected through an open call-out between September and November 2014. This call-out is to all local Artists, and Artist led groups, for publications independently published by Artists, and Artist collectives, within the borough of Hackney. A second process of selection will happen during the exhibition period for inclusion into the permanent archive by invitation from Hackney Archives.

Hackney has a notable history in alternative publishing, and we would like to connect previous publishing in the borough with the present day, as part of a broader aim to introduce ‘reading Artists’ writing’ within the network of Hackney Libraries.

Banner Repeater and Hackney Archives will select material for exhibition and all successful submissions will be notified by Friday December 5th. Please ensure you are able to drop off the works, if selected, on one of these dates at Hackney Archives:

17th December 10-6pm.
3rd January 10-4pm.

Submissions must be Hackney-based, of Artists’ Publishing with a focus on creative/art writing and ideas that relate to the form of the book: the book as art. (We are not looking for exhibition catalogues in this instance, unless they are an artwork in themselves please – ie not just cataloguing an exhibition.)

Of interest: books, pamphlets, zines, newspaper formats, paperbacks, self-published books, independently published books, works that explore the expanded form of the book.

Please send your submissions to:

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with Activating the Archive in the title. Please include a 50-word precis of the work, two low-res images of front and back covers (or
whatever is applicable), and list all following details as below:

Title .......................
by ...........................
Published by .......................
and distributed by ................ (if applicable)
during the exhibition ..................... (if applicable)
Designed and set by .....................  (if applicable)
First paperback edition printed 2014 in the United Kingdom
92 pages
b+w with colour cover
paperback format
ISBN 978-0-9929176-1-6 (if applicable)

The work doesn’t need to have an ISSN or ISBN number and there may be many variations on the above, but please follow the format to tell us as much detail about the publication as possible.

There is no charge for submission.

Please note: Hackney Archives are in a public building and will need to ensure that the exhibition meets the requirements of an area accessed by all age-groups. The selection for inclusion in the permanent archive, for this reason, will have a broader selection basis than the exhibition display may allow for. There will be a second process of selection which will happen during the exhibition period for inclusion into the permanent archive (that will include material unable to be on display) by invitation only by Hackney Archives. Final decision for display and inclusion rests with Hackney Archives.

Posters inviting visitors to the exhibition and opening night event, will be posted in all Hackney Libraries: Clapton, Hackney Central, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Dalston CLR James, Homerton, Stamford Hill and Woodberry Down.