Printer in Residence & Exhibition

By City of Literature | Posted: Monday July 11, 2016

A Matariki Engagement*

On 1 August, Sarah M. Smith, Book Arts Printer at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, will arrive at the University of Otago to be the Printer in Residence (PIR) for 2016. Sarah’s Otakou Press print project is to print a limited edition of poems written by local poet Rhian Gallagher. The theme of this volume is centred round the life and activities of Freda Du Faur (1882–1935), the first woman to climb Aoraki/Mount Cook. The text will be enhanced by images by the Dunedin artist Lynn Taylor. 120 copies will be printed; 100 will be for sale.

To further enhance the Otago-Dartmouth Matariki Partnership, an exhibition of Book Arts materials from Dartmouth College that were used in their own 25th anniversary celebrations last year, will be exhibited in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections. The Otago exhibition starts 1 September and runs through to 2nd December 2016.

Another exciting aspect to this partnership is the exhibition of past University of Otago PIR publications at Dartmouth College Library. The exhibition is scheduled to start the 1st week of October 2016.

*The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is an international group of seven universities that focuses on strong links between research and undergraduate teaching. Alongside the University of Otago, the other six are Durham University; Queen’s University; University of Tübingen; University of Western Australia; Uppsala University; and Dartmouth College.

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