Coming to you this Autumn, from 28th of August, is the second edition of the Notts Book Arts Festival. — Details to be announced

Juried and invitational exhibitions and events

  • 16 March – 27 April 2024, “Miniatures”, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
  • October 7th 2023 – January 20 2024, “Others”, solo exhibition in outlook gallery MCBA, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • August – October 2023, m’Other Exhibition, Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, UK
  • April- June 2023, “Open Studios Notts: Bringing Artists into View Exhibition”, Beeston Library
  • April 2023 “m’Other Postcard Show”, Plant and Public Café, what once used to be Loughborough Art College, East Midlands, UK
  • September/October 2022, “Excellence in Book Arts” exhibition at Wollaton Library, Nottingham, UK
  • July 2021, “I Colour Outside the Lines”, Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Birmingham, UK
  • June/July 2021, “Share Bears”, Backlit Galleries, Nottingham, UK
  • November/December 2019, The Fronteer Open, exhibition in Sheffield, UK
  • September 2019 Sheffield’s Book Art Fair, Sheffield, UK
  • Summer 2017, SoB bookbinding competition show in London, UK
  • 2016, We love your books, dot/dash, online exhibition: http://rejectamenta.com/wlyb/dot-dash-2016/
  • October, November 2015, Bookmarks during BILA III (the 3rd edition of the Biennial for the Artist’s Book Treviso), Veneto Region, Treviso, Italy
  • November 2015, Accordingly … Art + Text, at a44, Bath, UK
  • October 2015, Exhibition of the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
  • April 2015, “Multilines, multivoices, shapes and photos (Friendly synergy – artist’s book)”, Library of the Goethe Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • June/July 2015, “Hello Hedi”, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland OR, USA
  • April – July 2015, “Contained Narrative”, MCBA, Minneapolis MN, USA
  • Febuary/March 2015, “Artist Book Cornucopia VI”, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, USA
  • 2014, “Multilines, multivoices, shapes and photos (Friendly synergy – artist’s book)”, library in Petrinja, Croatia
  • 2014, “Coptically Bound”, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, USA
  • 2014, Book Art Exhibition leading up to the Book Arts fair at Liverpool Central Library, UK
  • 2014, “Fluxjob”, Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, USA

Solo Exhibitions

  • October 7th 2023 – January 14 2024, “Others”, solo exhibition in outlook gallery MCBA, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 2012, “Message under cover”, Bezirksbibliothek Beuel

Other collaborative projects/exhibitions

  • Notts Book Arts, Biannual Book Arts Festival in Nottingham
  • Inspire Exhibition in Beeston Library, UK, 2018
  • Bookmarks XIII, related venues in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, and Australia
  • Multilines, multivoices, shapes and photos (Friendly synergy – artist’s book). A collaborative Project with Zoran Vidakovic
  • An Encyclopaedia of Everything, exhibition in October D.V. at the K2NSA Gallery at Durban, South Africa
  • Nordic International Mail Art Biennale 2014, Oslo, Norway


  • Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, UK
  • Baylor University Libraries, Artist Book Collection of the Crouch Music and Art Library , Waco TX, USA
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Artist Book Collection of the Gund Library, Cleveland OH, USA
  • University of San Diego, Copley Library, Special Collections, San Diego CA, USA
  • UC Berkeley Libraries, Berkeley Ca, USA
  • private collectors in Germany, UK, Canada, USA


Hilke Kurzke, handmade books
photography Studio Ernst, Bonn
  • Milk Art Journal Volume 2 Body & Belonging,   July 2023
  • 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Sandra Salamony and Peter and Donna Thomas, Quarry Books, June 2012
  • 500 handmade books. Volume 2, Julie Chen (Juror), Lark Crafts 2013.
  • Title page and feature for the UWE Book Arts Newsletter Issue No. 98