Thug siad oiche ar guairdeall dom/ They left me wandering all night

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Created by: Artists Alanna O’Kelly, Orla Ryan, Brian Hand with bookbinder Éilís Murphy

I designed and published this beautiful artist’s book for “Stormy Petrel” – artists Alanna O’Kelly, Orla Ryan and Brian Hand. This unusual book formed part of their commission from the GPO Witness History public art commissions 2016 to coincide with the centenary commemoration of Ireland’s 1916 Rising.

80pp. | 154 x 154mm
ISBN: 9780993577000
Publisher: Folded Leaf

Folded Leaf is a publishing and bookbinding press set up by artist Éilís Murphy in 2014. It creates handmade and limited edition books often in collaboration with other creatives. Folded Leaf is interested in visualising the book in a different way, providing an accessible, tactile format that creates an interactive and intimate space for the audience to engage with.

Éilís Murphy is a multidisciplinary artist who uses storytelling to explore the world around her. Her focus on social justice issues means that often her work is in collaboration with other people. She uses the craft of bookbinding as her principal storytelling tool but also uses printing, video and community based interactive events. She was awarded the prestigious RDS Craft Award in 2020 for her book arts practice.