Thursday, June 25, 2015

Printer in Residence, University of Otago, 2015

On 1 July Brendan O’Brien of Fernbank Press in Wellington returns to Dunedin as University Library Printer in Residence, University of Otago. 

Brendan will spend a month in the Otakou Press Room, University Library, hand-printing a limited edition of 100 copies of 18 poems and epigrams translated from the fourth-century Greek Anthology by the current poet laureate, Vincent O’Sullivan. The work is titled Eighteen: Poems from the Greek Anthology.

In addition, the work will be illustrated by Barry Cleavin, one of New Zealand’s best known artist-engravers. Both O’Sullivan and Cleavin now live in Dunedin; an exciting collaboration is envisaged.

When not hand-printing, Brendan is curatorial technician in the Conservation Department of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. He was last here as Printer in Residence in 2005, when he printed Ralph Hotere’s PINE and Joanna Paul’s access to lilac.

Orders are now being taken for this limited edition publication, which will retail at $150.00 (incl gst). Please feel free to contact me for any further information.

Dr. Donald Kerr
Special Collections Librarian
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 479-8330

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