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Posted: 20 February 2012

From March to November 2012 an exhibition of work by leading small press, Coracle, made during the period 1989 to 2012, will tour four UK venues. Printed in Norfolk will showcase artists' books, poetry, critical documents, ephemera, catalogues and anthologies.

The exhibition opens in Norwich at The Gallery at Norwich University College of the Arts (formerly The Norwich Gallery) before going on to Site Gallery in Sheffield, Shandy Hall in North Yorkshire (home of the Laurence Sterne Trust) and the Saison Poetry Library on London's Southbank.

Poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts founded, and works under the name of Coracle. A key player in UK arts and publishing since the mid 1970s, Cutts and long-term co-director Erica Van Horn have recently been based in Ireland, working internationally on Coracle exhibitions, publications and other collaborations.

Printed in Norfolk brings together works produced by Coracle during a twenty year collaboration with trade printer Crome and Akers in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Exhibition tour organiser Helen Mitchell said;

"This exhibition is the first chance for many years to see a significant body of Coracle's work in the UK mainland. Our choice of venues, which balances two visual arts and two literary venues reflects these different aspects to Coracle's work. "

Each venue will host a book room as part of the exhibition, where visitors will be able sit and leaf through books. Poets whose work will be featured include John Bevis, Thomas A Clark, Simon Cutts, Harry Gilonis, Susan Howe, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Spike Hawkins, Cralan Kelder, Thomas Meyer, Stuart Mills, William Minor and Jonathan Williams.

The exhibition catalogue will be published by RGAP (Research Group for Artists Publications) and will chart the influential role Simon Cutts has played in UK and international arts and poetry since the 1960s as well as Coracle's suite of Norfolk publications.

Printed in Norfolk is being funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Henry Moore Foundation, The Elephant Trust and Norfolk County Council

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