2128 Nov 2021


The exhibition Magical Octopus Sequel is a group show inspired by a the Magical Octopus book about the Knockvologan shoreline which was awarded Best Dutch Book Design 2020.

During the lockdowns last year, the pages of the book were designed and riso printed all over the world by Bananafish (Shanghai, CH), Calipso Press (Cali, CO), Corners Studio (Seoul, KR), Endless Editions (New York, USA), Gato Negro Ediciones (Mexico City, MX), Hand Saw Press (Tokyo, JP), Hato Press (London, UK), Issue Press (Grand Rapids, USA), kabinet.studio (Antwerp, BE), Knust (Nijmegen, NL), Quintal Éditions (Paris, FR), Raum Press (Salamanca, SE), Risolve (Lancaster, USA), Sigrid Calon (Tilburg, NL), Wobby club (Tilburg, NL) and the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, NL). The project was initiated by artist and risoprint expert Jo Frenken.

For the Magical Octopus Sequel exhibition, KNOCKvologan searched for a match between each chapter of the book and an artist, poet or composer with a strong connection to the Scottish west coast. Filip Andel, Andy Crabb, Derek Crook, Seth Crook, Rufus Isabel Elliot, David Faithfull, Fiona Glen, Katie Harris-Macleod, Monica Haddock, Mhairi Killin, Naoko Mabon, Sue Murdoch, Julia Parks, Giles Perring, Christina Riley, Brodie Sim, Jan Sutch Pickard and Brian Thomas all took up the challenge to ‘translate’ the original eight pages into a new work.

Vernissage Sunday 21st November – 14:00 with performances by Filip Andel and Seth Crook
Between 21-28 November daily open from 14:00 -17:00 or on appointment.
KNOCKvologan Barn, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull.

Please spread the word! Everybody is welcome.