Announcement of the Bookmark Competition

We are delighted to announce the results of our bookmark competition, ‘This Difference.’ We put out an open call to artists inviting them to design a bookmark describing their own sense of being different and how this affects them.  After a huge response, we have finally chosen 8 winning artists from a broad range of backgrounds who all have their own unique stories to tell. We feel privileged to share their individual experiences of what it means to be simply human.

Later on this year, all the bookmarks will be distributed free in bookshops and libraries across the UK. Below are all the winning artists and their bookmarks:

The Responsa Foundation is working in collaboration with The University of the Arts, London and the Wiener Holocaust Library. ‘This Difference’ will culminate in an exhibition to be hosted by the Wiener Library in February 2020 alongside their own complimentary exhibition of family stories taken from their vast archive. Ray Kilby, Course Leader, MA Filmmaking from The University of the Arts, will oversee student Nadine Goetz and her team who will produce a film of all our winning artists.

The Responsa Foundation’s mission is to explore through art what triggers intolerance and how we can become more aware. Hopefully this will help us to build a more tolerant society. ‘This Difference’ is our first project and was originally conceived to mark the 75th Anniversary of the WW2’s Holocaust in 2020 with a focus on the burning of books and what this signified to the artists.

View the original brief here