Abigail Reynolds

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    Lost Libraries
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    A Universal Now of the British Museum Reading Room
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    we beat the bounds (photo)

Abigail Reynolds

Collage, moving image, sculpture, print, live events, books
Porthmeor Studios
- Studio 17

Abigail was awarded the BMW art journey prize at Art Basel in 2015.
She subsequently undertook a five month journey to Lost Libraries along the Silk Road which you can read about in her own words here. You can read about this journey here  and here, and see films commissioned by BMW to record it here and here .

The book detailing her experience of journeying to the libraries, which includes a digital interface to hear narrative and watch clips of her 16mm film was published by Hatje Cantz in December 2017, and is widely available .

Abigail Reynolds has a solo exhibition at Peer in London from 19th April running until June 23rd. As well as a survey of work in the gallery, she will be showing a new film arising from the 16mm footage that she took in the sites of the former libraries as she travelled the Silk Road. This will be shown in Shoreditch library, opposite the gallery on Hoxton Street.

In October 2017 Abigail was commissioned by Tate St Ives to create a live work, we beat the bounds, to celebrate the opening of TSI2.

In 2016 she received a major award from Arts Council England to create a film with St Keverne Band, shot in Dean Quarry on the Lizard Peninsular.

Abigail Reynolds is based in St Just. A short film of Abigail talking about ‘Tol’, a sculpture which describes her relationship to Penwith, is available here , and a podcast record of her all night coast to coast walk on the summer solstice for Groundwork can be heard here.

Abigail has been based in St Just in Penwith since 2005. She studied English Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and subsequently an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London. She has work in the Government Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New York Public Library and many private collections.