Ten Books #3: Sarah Forrest

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You spark off a series of adjectives but nothing more
(soft, startling, white etc)

On Thursday 17 of March, we welcomed artist Sarah Forrest at The Project Café (Glasgow) for the third of our Ten Books events.

After a warm introduction by artist Laura Edbrook (Ten Books 2), Sarah shared an eclectic selection of books from her personal library that have shaped her practice over recent years. She read in collaboration with guest readers artist Shireen Taylor and artist Ginny Hutchison.

Soon we will make available Sarah Forrest’s script available online.
Learn more about Sarah Forrest’s book selection at
My Bookcase Platform.

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Sarah Forrest (b. 1981 Dundee) is an artist based in Glasgow whose practice explores the potential within language to shape her own and other people’s perception of things – be this a place, person, object or artwork. She graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2010, during which time she studied at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions include: The Shock of Victory, CCA, Glasgow; Ripples in the Pond, GOMA, Glasgow; A Skull and a Screen, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist, Concrete Ribs, Govanhill baths, Glasgow (all 2015), I Left it on Page 32, Supplement Gallery, London, Mood is Made, Temperature is Taken, curated by Quinn Latimer, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; I will wear a plastic guise / I will wear a fabric guise, Dog Park, Christ Church, New Zealand (all 2014) among others.

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Ten Books invites artists, writers and readers to share ten books that have influenced their work. The selected ten books will be housed inside the Café for a month at a time, where visitors are invited to browse them, and will be animated through a public event specially curated by each contributor. Laura will be inviting the next Ten Books guest, activating a chain reaction that will open up a wide selection of bookcases from amongst the community of Glasgow.

Photography by Pablo Llopis.

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