O3 Gallery Oxford Untitled Exhibition


An exhibition exploring ‘The Book’; object and narrative

24.03.15 – 29.03.15

As distinguished writers and book-lovers flock to some of Oxford’s grandest buildings to take part in the Oxford Literary Festival, a bookish celebration of a very visual kind is taking place just a few steps away at Oxford’s historic Castle Quarter. The O3 Gallery, a bijoux contemporary art space located within what was previously Oxford Prison’s C-wing, is re-telling some of popular culture’s most loved literary classics through an exhibition of literary prints by Spineless Classics.

Each print in the exhibition forms an image, created out of the text from a popular literary title. Hard as it may be to believe, each one of the prints in this series by Spineless Classics contains the full text of each book. Where there are shapes in the design, the words cleverly wrap to the edges rather than being removed or shaded. The apparent font size is roughly 4 point which is perfectly legible with the naked eye if you have 20/20 vision or with a magnifying glass if you don't.  Enjoy a visual interpretation of George Orwell’s classic ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ and Mark Haddon’s critically acclaimed ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ plus many more.

Visitors will also encounter an impromptu reading room in the gallery, equipped with giant beanbags, and with books kindly donated by Healthy Planet - a charity contributing to the health and well-being of our planet. Healthy Planet’s ‘Books For Free’ initiative rescues unwanted books otherwise destined for landfills or pulping. Healthy Planet redistributes these books throughout communities and volunteer-run centres. O3 Gallery will act as a ‘Books For Free’ centre during the exhibition and visitors are invited to rehome these books.  If the sun makes an appearance, visitors may even wish to venture outside and read their books in Oxford Castle Quarter’s new Secret Garden area, located directly outside O3 Galley, in Market Square.

Read the press release here

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