BOOKMARKS is an artists’ book and zine fair that focusses on artists’ books in education. It is in its fifth year and is run jointly at ECA by the School of Art and the School of Design. It offers students, alumni and organisations who support students the opportunity to show their work, create links and share ideas.
In 2018 four graduating students were selected for the BOOKMARKS Prize which recognises innovative use of the book in the degree show. The artists are: Eleanor Cook, Sophie Demery, Alice Rose Eastwood, and Jo Ruessmann. The prize allowed them to showcase their work at the 2019 event on 20th March 2019.
A selection of this work from the Showcase is now on display in ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, until 29th April 2019.
ECA Old Fire Station, Lauriston Place, will be the venue for the 5th annual Bookmarks Bookfair, on Wednesday 20th March 2019, from 11.00am to 7.00pm.
For more info see https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/event/bookmarks
Bookmarks is a great opportunity to meet makers and buy new artists’ books, zines and artworks!
We know it will be a fantastic day!
We are lucky to have a great selection of pop up books at ECA Library, and here is a recent donation which makes a fantastic addition to our collection!
Ten Horse Farm: a pop up spectacular, by Robert Sabuda, from Walker Books, 2018.
We are delighted to announce that we have 1 month’s trial access to Babelscores.
BabelScores gives access to a large and growing library of online contemporary music scores. It selects the works of the most creative, original and innovative contemporary composers offering a wide catalogue to instrumentalists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, musicologists, conservatoires, and universities.
All University of Edinburgh students and staff are entitled to access Babelscores for the duration of the trial. Please try it out and submit your feedback so that we can decide whether to subscribe or not.
You can access the trial via the University of Edinburgh Library e-resources trials webpage.
We are delighted to announce that our new library display features works by Thomas A. Clark, and has been curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark, of Cairn Gallery and Moschatel Press. The display opened at ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, on Wednesday 9th January 2019, and will continue until 21st March 2019.
For information about the work of Thomas A. Clark please see https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/thomas-clark/
ECA Artist in Residence Siobhan Healy recently had a display of her delicate glasswork pieces in ECA Library at Evolution House.
Her work explores the natural world and the delicate balance of the earth’s ecosystem, in collaboration with legendary Scottish author and artist Alasdair Gray.
We were delighted to host Siobhan’s work. The display ran until Wednesday 5th December 2018.
We are pleased to let you know that we currently have access to a trial of the film database Artfilms Digital.
Artfilms-Digital is a video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms and provides access to over 1660 videos in Arts & Humanities subject areas with strengths in performing arts, visual and digital art, architecture, design, new media, film, cinema, communication and culture. It includes masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.
The trial is live until 31st December 2018.
To access the trial please follow the link to the library e-resources trials webpage. You will need to have registered with the University VPN service. For more information about how to do that, please see
Enjoy the trial and please remember to give your feedback!
We would like to offer a warm welcome to all new and returning ECA students, do come and visit ECA Library in Evolution House, at West Port!
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Our summer display at ECA Library was curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark and featured works by herman de vries, from the Clark’s own Cairn Gallery collection.
The display was on level 1 of ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, and ran until 30th September.
We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based artist Rowan Paton has been awarded the ECA Library Award at the RSA Open 2018. This will entitle Rowan to 1 year’s free borrowing membership of all of the University of Edinburgh libraries including ECA Library.
Rowan was awarded the prize for her work “Tower Block grew a Mountain”.