20 May. Free entry.
Date: Saturday 20 May, 3:00 – 4:15pm
Location: Federation Court, National Gallery of Victoria
180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Free, no booking required
Melbourne Art Book Fair: 18 – 28 May 2023
Stallholders Fair: 19 – 21 May 2023
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 Aotearoa 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.
This event is part of Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF) 2023, bringing together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best publications in bookshops, galleries, libraries, community centres and public gardens across Melbourne and Victoria.
For more information visit the MABF website.
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
The Physics Room, Ōtautahi Christchurch
GLORIA Books, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Akin Studio, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Hot Lunch, Ōtautahi Christchurch
Sophie Rzepecky (Moderator)
Assemble, Naarm Melbourne