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Artists' Altered and Handmade Books: Dunoon, The Cowal Peninsula and Bute

Posted by Kathy Bruce


Open Call

We invite all professional artists (over 18 years of age) practicing in Dunoon, The Cowal Peninsula and Bute to submit artists’ handmade and altered books for this exhibition.

Artists' books have employed a wide range of forms, including the traditional illuminated manuscript form as well as less common forms like scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box. Additionally artists’ have also taken pre-printed published books and altered them in a multitude of ways to create a unique bookwork.

Artists have been active in printing and book production for centuries, but the artist's book is primarily a 20th-century form that is continuing to evolve. 

For examples see: &

Dunoon MOCA is a small artist-run art gallery that exhibits text art, visual poetry and book art. This exhibition will be highlighting a survey of contemporary handmade and altered books created by Dunoon, The Cowal Peninsula and Bute visual artists only. Please note: The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 pm and by appointment only.

Dunoon MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art 

18 Ferry Brae Dunoon PA23 7DJ

Submission info

  • One submission per artist, you may submit up to 3 works however, only one will be selected.
  • New work made within the last 2 years
  • Dimensions: Size Max:  300 x 240 by 50 mm. 
  • Free to Submit
  • No exhibition Fee
  • Commission on Gallery sales  20%
  • Exhibition Dates: 17 August -14 September 2024
  • Submission Deadline: 13 July 2024
  • Notification: 20 July 2024
  • Drop-off dates: Fri 9 August, Sat 10 August, 1-4 pm
  • Artists’ Reception: Sat 17 August 2024, 2-5 pm
  • Pick-up of Artwork: Sun 15 September, Mon 16 September, 1-4 pm

SUBMISSION IS online via only. Direct link to the opportunity: