Artists have been active in printing and book production for centuries. Artist books have appeared in a wide range of forms, from the traditional codex to scrolls, fold-outs, concertina and loose leaf, and were adopted by movements such as Dada, Constructivism and Fluxus.
Following hard on the heels of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, Upright Gallery invited artist book makers to submit work on the theme of climate change. Artists approached the brief in a wide variety of ways but always with a climate change message contained within their artworks. Nature Works features a broad selection of artist books by over 30 makers spread across three continents.
The exhibition was co-curated with Edinburgh-based artist Susie Wilson.