Inspired by Mark Dion’s installation Library for the Birds (2016), The HopBarn invites visitors young and old to draw, paint, sketch, stick and glue their own little book or picture that we can hang on our specially designed miniature tree which will sit alongside the main exhibition.
Drawing inspiration from the installation, the nature walk or just from your favourite book, The HopBarn would like to populate our own library for birds with your thoughts. Contributions can be created at The HopBarn during visits to the exhibition or created at home by downloading a template and posted to us, to be added by the Hopbarn staff.
Below are the templates for your download, just click on the download icon above each pdf or the print icon to print. All sizes are based on the UK publishing formats and is set to 1:4. If you wish to create your own size, just take your measurements and divide by 4 to fit our tree.
Send your finished books by posting them or dropping them in our postbox at The HopBarn, Hockerwood Lane, Southwell NG25 0PZ or you can share photos of your miniature books on our instagram @the_hopbarn.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and about your submission so
we can share with your visitors when the exhibition opens.
Complete Empty templates
Complete HopBarn template
Release your creativity and surprise us, perhaps a newspaper? A Big Issue?
Here is a template for the Newark Advertiser. Please print double sided.
Here is a template for the Bramley Apple.
Please print double sided.
For more inspiration, how about exploring bird book cover design?
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