In Darkness Let Me Dwell

In 2021 twelve artists made work- videos, objects, performances- in response to John Woolrich's Book of Inventions for two events in Folkestone.

They were Marianela Orozco, Mick Williamson, Jane Bustin, the Brothers Quay, Tim Hopkins, Ash McNaughton, Diane Dever, Terry Smith, Chelsey Browne, Oote Boe and Gayle Chong Kwan.

David Batchelor, Richard Wilson, Anna Boggon, Brenda Mayo and Tomas Poblete are making work for future events.

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image by Mick Williamson


Untitled - Mick Williamson
From Oote Boe's 'Fading Portraits' series
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New Work

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Brenda Mayo

'The voices emerge from John Woolrich’s The Voices of Dust in a shimmering veil of sound. They remain suspended like whispers of recollection and fugitive thoughts. Making paintings in response I graft fragments of silk stained with traces of earlier works, to give voice to a weft of residue, like a bird in search of a song.'

Tomas Poblete

A Book of Inventions is extremely proud and excited to share their latest work The Real Story. The project might have been a lengthy one, but this was one story that really needed to be told.




Mick Williamson ~ A Short Story


​Ash McNaughton ~ Morendo


Chelsey Browne ~ Nightshadows


Gayle Chong Kwan ~ A still tragic dance


Terry Smith ~ Dust to Dust


Jane Bustin ~ A Parcel of Airs


Thanks to the Arts Council of England, Creative Folkestone & The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust for supporting this project.