Fisher Library is home to an Albion Press, affectionately known as the Piscator Press. The Albion printing press was purchased by the Library in the early 1960s and it was the passion of former University Librarian, Harrrison Bryan. Today- The Library invites hand-craft printers and printmakers to apply for their Printer in Residence Program.
Last year, Wendy Murray, the Library's inaugural Printer in Residence, combined the legacy art of Letterpress printing with screen print and digital printing processes to produce ‘Sydney - We Need to Talk!’ a collection of short, accessible interventions about the politics of urbanisation. The Library again aims to foster a creative dialogue between print and digital processes with this year’s Printer in Residence.
Hand-craft printers and printmakers are invited to propose a project for a print publication or creative work to be made in the workshop and completed during an 8-week residency during Semester 2 2019. The residency is supported by payment of $5,000.
Further information and application details can be found on the Library’s website here.
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