The OWL and LION Gallery, on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, is currently hosting a charming wee exhibition entitled ‘Artist Books’. The exhibition aims to ‘Explore The Art Of The Book’ and its showing coincides with 500 years of printing in Scotland. The OWL and LION Gallery is a small, yet delightful, gallery. It was genuinely fascinating to see the imagination and effort which had gone into some of the hugely creative books/book derivations on show. Many of the pieces in the exhibition are available to purchase.
A few pieces particularly caught my eye including a glass book, ‘Where to Buy Art’ (Â£56). Knight’s Prayer was the richest and most impressive parchment scroll I have ever seen. Some three dimensional exhibits along the walls were also impressive.
Artist Books is an exhibition which draws you in the more you examine the huge array of close proximity pieces on display. The window display at The OWL and LION Gallery is intriguing and should be enough to draw you inside if you’re walking along The Grassmarket. Artist Books is an exhibition well worth a visit.
The Artist Books exhibition launched on the 19th June and ends 11th July. The OWL and LION Gallery is located at 15 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS