We are excited to share the work of our 2018 Visual Arts scholar Joey Chin as she exhibits at Leeds Arts University from 4 April to the 16 May 2019. The exhibition of Books given, books received is curated by Nick Norton and will be appropriately presented in the Blenheim Walk Library to be visited by appointment. Joey invites the audience to delve into the history of a book and the story surrounding the story, which links to memory and culture. She examines the emotional act of reading and sharing and the significance of books as objects. 

Having been fortunate to have worked with Joey last year, when she and Buhle Wonder Mbambo spent a month in residence at the Art House, Wakefield, we know how passionately she shares her work. This exhibition will close with an artist’s talk on Thursday 16 May at 5pm, where Joey will discuss with the curator/librarian - Nick Norton – the collaborative nature her creative process. This event is free and a great opportunity for our members in the north of England to support ROSL alumni. Email University Curator, Dr Catriona McAra, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Joey collaborated with the Leeds Arts University Library previously for Library Interventions: Moving Knowledge (2018). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the City University of Hong Kong, and her work has received scholarships, grants, and awards from numerous organisations including the the Dorothy Cheung Foundation, the National Arts Council (Singapore), the Run Run Shaw Library (Hong Kong), and the American Anthropological Association, as well as ROSL.

Image: Joey Chin, Mother We Fight Our Own Wars, 2018. Mixed media

Hear Joey discuss her work below:

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