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Print(ed) Word


12 Artist/Writer pairs


Permanent installation



4th Floor of the Central Library adjacent to the Great Reading Room

About Print(ed) Word

In 2017, A/P and Loft 112, an artistic hub for writers and creatives to connect, received funding support from Canada Council for the Arts to initiate Print(ed) Word – an interdisciplinary project that explored book-inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book with reader/viewer. ​

The result was a collaboration between 12 printmakers and 12 writers, each paired to create a collaborative handmade artist book inspired from an existing text. The public support, dissemination, and celebration of this collaborative project continues.

The full collection of Print(ed) Word artist books were permanently installed in Calgary’s landmark Central Library in November 2018, which was followed by a series of public artists talks throughout 2019 and the development of a mini-documentary series that was publicly released in 2020.  Click on each of the artist books listed below to view each mini-documentary. 

Artist/Writer pairs and their collaborations



The creation of this project was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the partnership between A/P and Loft 112, with special thanks to Carrie Phillips-Kieser and Lisa Murphy Lamb and 24 participating artists and writers.

The permanent exhibition, 2019 Salon Series, and Print(ed) Word Documentary were made possible through the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Foundation together with the Calgary Public Library Foundation and the Calgary Public Library.


March 24
March 24, 2030
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Calgary Central Library
800 3rd Street SE
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