Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dartmouth Book Arts in the Southern Hemisphere

Sarah M. Smith, Book Arts Workshop Special Instructor, will be the Universityof Otago Printer in Residence (PIR) for 2016.  Sarah will be on the Otago campus in Dunedin, New Zealand, from August 1- September 10.  During that time she will print a limited edition for the Otakou Press of poems written by local poet Rhian Gallagher.  The theme of this volume is centered round the life and activities of Freda Du Faur (1882-1935), the first woman to climb Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. The text will be enhanced by images by the Dunedin artist Lynn Taylor. 120 copies will be printed; 100 will be for sale.

This visit is part of an exchange between Otago and Dartmouth, both members of the Matariki Network of Universities.  While Sarah is working at Otago they will also be hosting the Book Arts 25th anniversary exhibit which was shown at Baker Library in the spring of 2015.  In the fall Donald Kerr, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Otago, will be visiting and Baker Library will host an exhibit of the University of Otago PIR publications.  Both Sarah and Donald will be speaking on Wednesday, October 5, for the Stephen Harvard Lecture.

Sarah has started a blog to record her adventures: Big Green Kiwi

Written by Barb Sagraves. 

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