Fernbank Studio: away past elsewhere

12 August – 22 September 2013

A selection of hand-printed books from Wellington's Fernbank Studio.

Timed to coincide with National Poetry Day on 16 August, Christchurch Art Gallery and Central Library Peterborough present a selection of hand-printed books, broadsides and ephemera from Fernbank Studio, a private press run by Brendan O'Brien in Wellington. One of New Zealand's foremost letterpress printers, O'Brien has printed books for significant poets and artists including Bill Manhire, Jenny Bornholdt, Joanna Margaret Paul, Gregory O'Brien, Mari Mahr, Ralph Hotere and Pip Culbert. Fernbank Studio: away past elsewhere showcases the collaborative relationship that exists between poets, artists and the printer.