The Sketchbook Circle (2007-2009) involved fifteen artists. Every artist shared a sketchbook with one, two or three of the other participating artists, in such a way that every sketchbook contains work made by two artists. The work may be drawing, painting, photography, collage, something 3-dimensional, or anything else that the artists chose to make. It was up to the two artists sharing a book to decide how they wanted to use it: they might pass it backwards and forwards after every page, or make a series of works before handing the sketchbook over, or to collaborate on each page. The project, which was organised by Cally Trench, started in 2005 and finished in summer 2007, allowing the artists to have a slow, artistic conversation with their partners.
The sketchbooks were exhibited, along with other recent work by each artist, in the Bracknell Gallery at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell from Saturday 28th July to Sunday 2nd September 2007.