This publication – styled as a football programme, and a little tongue in cheek – was created as both a tangible legacy document for each of the participants, but also as a record of the engagement process. It encapsulates both the recording and filming of the installation piece and also illustrates wider personal stories and memories submitted to a call out by the artists to celebrate Rochdale’s 100 years of league football. Members of the public, locally and nationally highlighted Rochdale Football Club’s importance to the local community.
It is double-fronted and flips in the middle, where the progress of the engagement and filming is analysed in the form of a season review.
Broadly limited to the number of participants and partners, there are a few copies available through Touchstones Gallery.
122 pages plus cover. Format 170mm x 240mm portrait.
A small number of the publication run are still available from Mid Pennine Arts, along with the specially produced musette.
Each participant received a numbered and initialled copy of the publication.
144pp plus cover, softback
London Clarion now also host a digital copy as part of their Clarion archive @ https://issuu.com/londonclarion/docs/i_am_clarion
One hundred and sixty five years after a group of students from Cambridge University first nailed their rules of the game of football to a tree, Cambridge City Council agreed to undertake a public art commission to celebrate the ‘Cambridge Rules’ and acknowledge the important role that Parker’s Piece played in the birth of football not just in Cambridge, but nationally and internationally.
Unusual and collectable, this artist bookwork is a scale model of the sculptural piece that sits on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. It is a journey through Neville Gabie and Alan Ward’s commissioned work, to celebrate the birthplace of football as we know it at Parker’s Piece in Cambridge. It explores the history of the first written rules, the development of the physical piece, the collaboration with Street Child United, and the cultural exchange with the international partners in Brazil, China, Egypt, India and Kenya. The book also reproduces many varied submissions to the cambridgerules1848.com website from the project’s international audience, and is liberally scattered with additional QR coded content that exists on-line, including video and audio.
Technical details: 800 pages, exposed bound with a printed card sleeve, 2 bookmarks and a bespoke box.
Dimensions: 140mm high by 60mm wide and deep
Limited copies are now available to purchase from Axis Projects
Five years in the making, this thought-provoking bookwork of the project coincided with the major exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
Exposed bound, double fronted soft back 4pp cover front and back, 236 text pages
Format 240mm x 170m portrait 40 colour and 78 b&w archival photographs plus contextual images.
Published by Axis Projects in conjunction with Dewi Lewis Publishing
Special offer during the Memory Studies Association Conference 2023: includes exclusive postcard pack of archive images, A5 signed pigment print, and bundled with ‘Telling the Fractures’.
£15.00 + postage
Retail price on standard edition is £30.00 plus postage.
Short-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017
This book is now sold out.
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ISBN: 978 0 9554825 6 4
Retail price £30