the very last time

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the very last time is an artist’s book and collection of new writing from artists, academics, valuation experts and bookmakers responding to the nature of chance, value and the predicament of objects.



Edited in collaboration with artist Lawrence Epps, the very last time was published in conjunction with the installation of AGAIN, a six-sided ceramic coin pusher, at the 2015 British Ceramics Biennial.  Both the collector’s Gold Edition and the standard Terracotta copies carry one of the artist’s ceramic coins in the cover while ephemera from the betting shop floor and the artist’s studio have been folded into the book’s pages.


Copies available from ambergris editions

Gold Edition: 50 copies, hand finished with gold leaf and signed by the artists 

Terracotta Edition: 150 copies

Also available from Wysing Arts Centre and the British Ceramics Biennial


AGAIN + the very last time have been generously supported by Arts Council England, Potclays, Wysing Arts Centre, Firstsite, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the British Ceramics Biennial.


  • Marie Toseland, '2s From The Bottom Up'
  • Conversation with Dr Richard Kelleher at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • found chit introducing two poems from Joey Connolly
  • collaborative response to the tilt bob installed in AGAIN to detect cheating





Joey Connolly, poet, asks how the bookmaker feels about the dogs


Fyodor Dostoevsky asks for forgiveness and thirty thalers.  Translated by Anna Gunin.


Dr Richard Kelleher, Assistant Keeper Coins at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge talks coins that sweat and currency that forgets


Esther Leslie Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, finds Walter Benjamin in the video arcade


Viktor Mazinpsychoanalyst and curator of the Freud Dream Museum, tosses the non-Euclidean coin.  Translated by Anne Marie Jackson.


Geoffrey Munn,  Managing Director of Wartski, jewellers by appointment to the Queen, and Antiques Roadshow expert examines a valuable ball of whale bile


Tamarin Norwood, artist and scholar, writes to the last word of casino design: PERCEPTION BEATS REALITY


Marie Toseland, artist and Open School East associate, measures the elastic horizon of desire