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USyd library establishes $5000 printer in residence program

The University of Sydney’s Fisher Library has established a printer in residence program, offering a $5000 grant and residency within the library’s printing workshop.

The eight-week residency is open to printers and book artists, and aims to encourage an ‘ongoing enthusiasm for book arts within the university’. The program also intends to increase awareness of the library’s Albion printing pressa type of early iron hand printing press. Known as the Piscator Press, it was purchased by the library in the 1960s and was the passion of former university librarian Harrison Bryan.

The printing workshop houses the Piscator Press and a second, smaller printing press. Both are available to the printer in residence, as well as the library’s 3D printer.

The resident is expected to produce a print publication or edition within the eight-week residency, which will take place during semester 2, 2018.

Applications for the residency are open now, closing on 24 June. Find more information about the residency here.

 

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