Simon Callery – artist’s book
Design of an artist’s book documenting a year long project that included the creation
of a full-scale cast of an archeological trench.
Simon Callery worked alongside archeologists excavating a Bronze Age ditch and
an Iron Age hill fort on the chalk Ridgeway (one of the oldest trackways in Europe) in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
The book includes a series of source photographs made by the artist of a number of archeological digs, along with the final installation of the trench sculpture and selected paintings at Dover Castle Barracks. This is the last building before the chalk escarpment dramatically reveals itself on the nearby cliffs below.
Essays by art critic Michael Archer, novelist Tracy Chevalier and Chief Archeologist at English Heritage, David Miles
Photography by Simon Callery, John Riddy and Andrew Watson
Edited by Paul Bonaventura
Published by English Heritage, Henry Moore Foundation and Oxford University
280 x 220 mm / 64 pp