Category Archive: Special Collections

Visit to The Stuart Hall Library At Iniva, London

I went up to Shoreditch to visit the Stuart Hall Library at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) as part of an ARLIS Professional Development Commitee visit. Just a 5 minute walk from Old Street… Continue reading

A Visit to The Colour Reference Library at The Royal College of Art!

  I went on an expedition to visit the Colour Reference Library at the Royal College of Art in London! I don’t go to London very often and am pretty good at navigating… Continue reading

Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his legacy 1860-1960

It seemed entirely appropriate that on the day I visited the Small Publishers’ Fair in Conway Hall, London, that I should also go to the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Anarchy… Continue reading

London Art Book Fair

    Another fantastic day purchasing books and meeting old friends and new at the London Art Book Fair. This is a free event and runs every year at the end of September at the Whitechapel… Continue reading

Fine Art Artists’ Book Exhibition

The first of the Library’s exhibitions of student work,  displayed in the corridor cabinets between Libraries 1 and 2, showcases an impressive range of books covering a wide variety of themes and techniques. The books… Continue reading

Knitting 1914-2014: making connections

This exhibition showcases a range of resources within a small selection of themes, to illustrate the potential connections between knitted object, ephemera, printed sources and recent publications. Resources for the exhibition have been… Continue reading

WSA Special Collections: Visionaire

One of our special collections here at WSA library is Visionaire,  a specialist fashion publication which is produced four times a year. Each issue is designed, themed and created by a photographer, designer… Continue reading

New Artists’ Books

The Summer edition of the Book Arts Newsletter is out now with a specially designed front cover by Hazel Grainger. Hazel’s work centres around how we communicate information and the methods we use for… Continue reading

In the Loop 3.5 – Making Connections

Following on from the success of last year’s In the Loop conference (In the Loop 3: Voices of Knitting), comes In the Loop 3.5: Making Connections, held in association with Shetland Arts and… Continue reading