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Art Exhibition, Mon 3 - Sat 29 Sep 2018, free entry

ExLibris: Altered Books

ExLibris: Altered Books

Exhibition of recycled and transformed books by Sparksartists and friends. Monday 3rd to Saturday 29th September 2018 Blickling Hall Loft Gallery


We are delighted to bring this exhibition to The Loft at Blickling Hall after a successful launch at The Buckinghamshire County Museum in the Spring. We believe that this exhibition will compliment the installation ‘The Word Defiant’ that is currently showing in Blicking Hall. The artists have taken old books which were due to be recycled and have transformed them into new works of art. The 24 artists who have taken part come from different artistic disciplines and in their hands the book becomes a canvas for new ideas. The resulting new work however has to reflect the original content of the book.

Come along and discover what the artists have done. Intricate, delightful or challenging all have produced pieces that are intriguing. The artists chose books on a variety of subjects including Shakespeare, nature and scientific books. See Yorick's skull revealed through carefully folded pages or birds flying from the pages of another. Called Ex Libris meaning 'out of the books or library’.

This exhibition has been organised by Sparksartists
This group was formed in 2001 to reduce the isolation of artists in an area of East Oxfordshire. We have a commitment to our work as individual visual artists but with a desire in common to increase awareness of the arts in the local community.

For further information please contact Heather Hunter on 01844 290937 or email

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Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 3 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 10:00 to 17:30
Please check Blickling Hall website to check for Bank Holiday and seasonal opening days.


Free entry

Free Entry to Loft Gallery
parking charges apply

The house and gardens at Blickling Hall are priced at usual national Trust rates


NR11 6NF


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Map reference: TG 176285  Lat: 52.81010 Long: 1.22721

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Located on the B1354, 1m North of Aylsham and 12m North of Norwich.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome