Art Publishing in Aotearoa New Zealand Past Event

Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa, Edited and designed by Katie Kerr


Sat 20 May 3:00pm - 4:15pm


Free, no booking required


180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank Melbourne, VIC, Australia


On the periphery of Aotearoa New Zealand’s publishing scene, there is a rich and varied cottage industry of small press publishers that are pushing the boundaries of book-making. Despite the huge costs of printing, and even bigger challenges of distribution, alternative publishing in Aotearoa is thriving.

Drawing on the stories and essays from Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa published by GLORIA Books, leading practitioners from across the pond discuss the drive to publish, and what challenges and opportunities affect the community. Celebrating the return of International guests to the Melbourne Art Book Fair, the panel will feature publishers, designers and curators from major galleries, artist run initiatives and distribution collectives all based in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Auslan interpreting is available upon request, please use contact link below. Requests must be sent at least 10 days prior to event. 

Presented by National Gallery of Victoria

Claire Harris Speaker

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Orissa Keane Speaker

The Physics Room, Ōtautahi Christchurch

Tana Mitchell Speaker

Akin Studio, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Lee Richardson Speaker

Hot Lunch, Ōtautahi Christchurch

Sophie Rzepecky Moderator

Assemble, Naarm Melbourne