A Library Is On Fire | Adam Hogarth, John Lavell, David Reynolds, Carol Sommer & Sebastian Trend

EXHIBITION | 22nd July - 7th August 2011

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August, 11am – 4pm

Preview: Friday 22nd July, 6pm – 8pm

A Library Is On Fire is the first collective show by a group of North East based artists; Adam Hogarth, John Lavell, David Reynolds, Carol Sommer and Sebastian Trend. Inspired by literature and libraries as spaces and places with the power to change lives, the project aims to celebrate what can happen when people and inspirations from books come together.

Library collections and archives offer access to layers of history and meaning that offer us insight into familiar and not so familiar worlds. They create opportunities to discover who we may be in those worlds at the same time as opening up potentially vast new horizons. This potential is something that A Library Is On Fire seeks to celebrate in all its diversity.

One of the ambitions of A Library Is On Fire is to launch a rolling programme of events in the libraries of Literature & Philosophical Societies as well other libraries and locations across the country. The project has started to develop individual and institutional links in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Liverpool.



About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May through to November 2011 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.