Lynn Taylor gives us a 'guided tour' of the Otakou Press room at the University of Otago
at the completion of the '8x3' project:
This blog entry focuses on some snippets from the residency project ‘8 x 3’
which is hot off the press!
8 New Zealand writers (Jenny Bornholdt, Riemke Ensing, Charlotte Grimshaw,
Bernadette Hall, Fiona Kidman, Elizabeth Knox, Cilla McQueen and Emma Neale)
and 3 printers (Tara McLeod, Rob Lamb and John Holmes) are creating a folio of posters.
|This year’s Printers in Residence (from left) |
Rob Lamb, Tara McLeod and John Holmes
in the University’s Otakou Press room.
Photo: Sharron Bennett.
|The Otakou Press is located within the University Library, |
students can get glimpses on the activity within
and the room itself overlooks the Otago Museum reserve
creating nice connections between people, books and the outdoors.
|There are a variety of presses in the room, |
including an etching press which is used on residencies when images, usually translated onto solar plate,
are printed in conjunction with the letterpress.
|A major part of the appeal of the room for me |
is the collection of letterpress furniture and wood and lead type.
(Putting it all away after use is not, however, so desirable)
|This form was printed on the Albion Press|
|Rob Lamb inking up...|
|Rob Lamb printing the colophon |
on Columbian Press.
|Close up of the freshly printed page.|
|John Holmes and Tara McLeod |
compiling editioned work into portfolios
|A delicious stack of posters|
|8 x 3 Portfolio detail|
For more info see this article on Otago University website
There is a nice short video about this project located at:
Thanks to Lynn Taylor for the photos
and to Otakou Press for allowing us to have a look around your studio.