A Bookish Artist,

Library lurker,

Book sniffer,

bit librarian. 



A UK-based, freelance book artist offering nationwide accessible and alternative book art workshops, live participatory events and library interventions.


Current workshop interests include books for the body , sensory accessibility (audio

book silent discos), site-specificity in book making, edible bookbinding and

performative books/performance librarians.


I have been running unique arts bookish events as a professional artist since 2014, having previously worked in libraries for several years and have received several prizes and awards in recognition of my practice. 


Highlights include facilitating workshops at the British Museum, British Academy, and receiving a  sculptural commission from Penguin Books, resulting in a Foyles for books window display.

Curator of a year long program of exhibitions, workshops and events at Wimbledon College of Art Library.



Graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (University of the Arts London) with a first class BA (Hons.) Fine Art: Print and Time-Based Media in 2015,

City Lit Bookbinding Course, 2015


studied Theatre and Fine Art: Art and Performance with Textual Practices at Dartington College of Arts 2008-2010.

BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Distinction, Distinction, Merit at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, 2008


2017- Arts Development Grant, London Borough of Waltham Forest

A £3060 grant to deliver a festival of  free community book arts workshops and interactive events

2017- Central Parade Incubator Awardee

A six month studio residency In Walthamstow, London to continue the development of Object Book

2015/16 - Wandle Studio Prize (

One year residency comprising of free studio space (worth £6000), and £12,000 bursary to aid start up of creative business/arts practice and aid creative revival of Merton Abbey Mills (awarded by Merton Abbey Mill and Wimbledon College of Art;

2015 - Penguin Books Sculpture Prize

Commissioned by Penguin Books to create a book sculpture out of the Little Black Classics books for their 80th anniversary celebrations. Exhibited initially in Foyles flagship bookshop

I facilitate unique and accessible 

book arts

& bookish 


I curate playful multi sensory participatory arts events and installations.

I collaborate in neurodiversity, library and book

arts themed projects.

I create artist's books, hand bound books and bookish things.

© Chloe Spicer 2018