Published: 26 August 2010 at 11:06
Top accolade for Anglia Ruskin University illustration and animation lecturer
Tate Britain, one of the UK’s most famous art galleries, has acquired 18 minutes at Manchester Piccadilly by Jim Butler, Pathway Leader for Illustration & Animation, at Cambridge School of Art, for its permanent collection.
The artwork, from the Anglia Ruskin University lecturer who lives in Cambridge, documents 18 minutes spent waiting in Manchester’s Piccadilly station. The screenprinted book takes in a 360 degree panorama from the platform and uses texts coming from station announcements. Each double page spread represents a 2-minute interval using the coffee rings to mark out the passage of time.
Commenting on the purchase, Jim said:
This follows purchases earlier this year of another of his bookworks Ash Wednesday by The Art Institute of Chicago and the Meermanno Museum in the Hague.
Jim has recently developed a Book Arts module for the MA Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and is currently developing an MA Illustration and Book Arts.