Coracle Press records, 1953-2008.


Coracle Press records, 1953-2008.

Coracle Press records, 1953-2008, document the artists' press and its exhibition space primarily during the years in England, 1975-1997. It also contains a small amount of material from Cutts's prior publishing enterprise, Tarasque Press, Nottingham, as well as material from the present incarnation of Coracle in Ireland. Each series in the archive is arranged into Artist/Author files and Project files. Within Series II are subseries reflecting the consecutive shipments of material from Simon Cutts to the repository. Most of these subseries, as well as Series III, also have an additional element, Other material. Artist/Author files comprise correspondence both personal and professional, along with the occasional multiple, artwork, poem, photograph or printed matter. Many, but not all, of the artists represented in this series worked with Coracle. Among the artists/poets most substantially represented are Roger Ackling, Thomas A. Clark, Tony Cragg, Chris Drury, Stephen Duncalf, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Bernard Lassus, Richard Long, Maurizio Nannucci, Yoko Terauchi, Richard Tuttle, Jonathan Williams, and Richard Wilson. Project files concern Coracle exhibitions and publications, and may include correspondence, paste-ups and printed ephemera, installation maps, object lists, computer files and financial records. Among the more fully documented projects are South Bank, Auto-didactic, Unpainted Landscape, and Allotment. Other material includes correspondence with collectors, clippings about exhibitions, grant applications, and materials related to Coracle's work as a production and printing press for museums, galleries, or other arts enterprises. Of special interest is a portfolio of Coracle ephemera apparently assembled for prospective clients, such as the Serpentine Gallery and Camden Arts Centre. Projects produced in partnership with the Victoria Miro Gallery and workfortheeyetodo are also amply documented. Throughout the collection are more than forty multiples, including a child's plastic sand shovel, twigs, twisted wire, and various other simple, found, altered, or otherwise construed art objects, generally expressing a playful reverence for nature's tiniest details.

105.2 linear ft. (203 boxes, 10 flat file folders, 1 roll)


SNAC Resource ID: 8213697

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