Artist Talk: Tamsin Green

31 May 2024

Join us at Stills for a talk by artist & designer Tamsin Green, where she will discuss her exploration of environmentally conscious approaches to the making of photobooks.


walking out of sleep – encounters with lichen territory © Tamsin Green

Friday 31 May
£3 / £6 / £10 via Eventbrite

Join us at Stills for a talk by artist & designer Tamsin Green, where she will discuss her exploration of environmentally conscious approaches to the making of photobooks.

Tamsin will present her own work along with research by the Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) network. She will focus on two of her most recent publications; ‘walking out of sleep: encounters with lichen territory’ (manual.editions: 2023) and ‘this is how the earth must see itself: a walk with natural features’ (manual.editions: 2021). These works were both made by walking and responding to the landscape through photographs and words, coupled with the development of photobooks through an iterative process of creative prototyping. By-products and leftover materials from this process have been used as the starting point for new works and associated exhibitions.

The second part of the talk will present the ongoing research and curatorial project developed as part of the SPP network. This project brings together individual books by international artists and publishers in the form of Case Studies, to share knowledge and ask questions about sustainability and the photobook. The associated travelling exhibition, ‘The Sustainable Photobook’, premiered at FORMAT23, and has been shown at photography festivals and book fairs in the UK and Europe throughout 2023-4. 

Tamsin is a London-based artist and designer whose practice combines walking, photography, writing and book making. She is the founder of manual.editions and the Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) network, and is currently a PhD practice-based researcher at the University of Westminster. She has published four handmade photobooks, which have been exhibited widely and acquired by public collections which include the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate. The books are also available to borrow within the UK via the manual.editions library.

The Sustainable Photobook – Fotofestiwal Lodz 2023 © Tamsin Green

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Stills is located near the bottom of Cockburn Street and painted white with big windows. The entrance is at street level and the door will be wide open upon arrival. When you come in, you’ll be greeted at reception and shown into the gallery. The gallery space has adjustable lighting. We have a ramp in the gallery space and lift access to other floors in the building.

All public areas of the building have non-stair access and all floors are accessible by a general-use lift. There is a library space upstairs with soft furnishings which folk are welcome to use as a quiet space before presenting or during the event. All our bathrooms are gender neutral. We have an accessible bathroom one floor down from the main gallery alongside all our individual bathrooms.

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