Slimvolume was established in 2000 as a publisher of an annual ‘Poster Publication’, a portfolio of loose bound prints that exists ‘privately as a publication and publicly as a street exhibition’. The recipients of this regular edition continue to be nominated by each issue’s contributing artists and its organiser.

In 2014, Slimvolume extended its reach to become a contemporary art press that commissions and promotes solo monographs, artists’ books, thematic readers, as well as editions and multiples. The organisation has a parallel events programme that combines publication launches with performances, film screenings and talks, as well as itinerant offsite projects.

Slimvolume Poster Publication is included in the following collections:
BBC Scotland Collection of Contemporary Art
– The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia
– Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University
– FRAC Bourgogne
– European and American Collections, The British Library
– Department of Prints and Drawings, The British Museum
– Centre for Artist Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts
– Special Collections, The Library, Chelsea College of Art and Design
– Curating Degree Zero Archive
– Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, John M. Flaxman Library, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
– Glasgow School of Art Library
– Frick Art Reference Library

– Kiosk – Modes of Multiplication
– The Steven Leiber Archive
– Art and Design Collection, All Saints Library, Manchester Metropolitan University
– Marx Memorial Library
– Archiv Luise Metzel
– The National Black Arts Festival
– Norwich School of Art and Design Library
– The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
– Publish and be Damned archive
– Print Archive, Royal College of Art
– The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
– Dean Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
– The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection
– The Library, The Slade School of Fine Art
– Tate Gallery Library
– University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury
– Word and Image Department, Victoria & Albert Museum
– The Whitworth Art Gallery

Slimvolume’s books are distributed worldwide by Cornerhouse Publications Ltd, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, UK.