Matisse and friends

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Over at the Walker Art Gallery excitement is mounting for the opening of the new exhibition The Art Books of Henri Matisse opening this Friday 21 October.

The Walker Art Gallery team have been working hard on getting the exhibition ready for the public including volunteer curator Emma Sumners. Emma has been curating a small display of artists’ books going on display in the exhibition to compliment the Matisse artists’ books.

The artists’ books from the Walker Art Gallery's permanent collection going on display include works by Derek Boshier, Gilbert & George, Tom Phillips, Jeff Nuttall and Ed Ruscha.  

Yesterday Emma installed the artists books and as the picture shows it looks great. If you’d like to see the team, including Emma, working hard behind the scenes visit Flickr where you see an album of images. 

A young woman fills a display case

Emma Sumner makes the finishing touches to the Artists' Books display case.