Attree & Powell | A Small Box of a River | Limited Edition Artists' Book

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Exclusive limited edition artists book produced by artist Jake Attree & poet Robert Powell in the form of a small box - A Small Box of River.  This is a unique collaboration, inspired by a series of walks along the River Ouse and the River Foss in and around York. The result of this series of meanderings is an exquisite book in a box, which explores the relationship and interplay between the visual & the written word: exploring the boundaries that differentiate a book from a work of art or a series of words from a drawing, and vice versa.

A Small Box of River has been pubilshed in York in 2016. It is set in Cambria and printed in photo-lithography on Fedrigoni Materica Gesso 25gsm.

The box includes 15 poems and 15 images along with a contents page and three frontice pages. The box measures H 23.5cm x W 17cm x D 1.6cm.

This edition is limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the artist and poet, of which numbers 1-12 are specially prepared with one of the drawings hand-tinted by Jake Attree. Please enquire if you wish to purchase any numbers between 1-12.


Jake Attree

Born in York and now living in Saltaire, Jake Attree is one of Yorkshire’s best known and respected artists. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited widely in Britain and in New York. His work is in numerous civic and gallery collections in the UK and abroad, including Leeds, Bradford, York, Calderdale and Dortmund. He currently works from a studio at Dean Clough, Halifax, and is represented in London and internationally by Messum’s.


Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born in Ottawa, Canada, and now lives in York. He has worked for many years in the fields of journalism, photography, urbanism, and the arts. Robert’s first collection Harvest of Light was published in 2007 by Canada’s Stone Flower Press. His second collection, All, was published in the UK in 2015 by Valley Press. He was the winner of the 2012 Elmet Prize, and his poems and stories have appeared in Bridport Prize: The Winners(2010), Dreamcatcher, Orbis and The Rialto, as well as numerous Canadian journals.

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