Published: 29 July 2011 at 16:17
Elizabeth’s books are in demand after exhibition at Anglia Ruskin
Two pieces of artwork produced by Anglia Ruskin University student Elizabeth Fraser have been acquired by the British Library following a collaborative performance project with the Library.
Elizabeth – who is studying for an MA in Printmaking – devised the pair of books for a special exhibition at the Ruskin Gallery, which was inspired by the British Library’s Evanion Collection.
The unique collection, which contains over 5,000 items, was put together by conjurer and ventriloquist Henry Evans. It includes posters, advertisements, trade cards and catalogues, with many relating to popular entertainment in the late 19th century.
Elizabeth, who also has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Anglia Ruskin, said:
Before preparing material for the exhibition, Anglia Ruskin students visited the British Library to explore the Evanion Collection and meet Helen Peden, the collection’s curator.
Dr Tina Kendall, Senior Lecturer in Film & Media, said:
Jamie Andrews, Head of English and Drama at The British Library, said:
The collaboration between Anglia Ruskin and the British Library saw an evening of cine-variety and spectacular entertainments staged in Cambridge earlier this year. Professor Vanessa’s Performing Wonders – held in conjunction with the National Fairground Archive and the University of Sheffield – took place at the Mumford Theatre in May.To see more of Elizabeth Fraser’s work, visit http://www.frauhaus.co.uk/