This exhibition shows a selection of beautiful hand-printed books, broadsheets, posters, and ephemera from Tara McLeod’s exceptional career as one of Australasia’s master letterpress printers.
Included are works printed by the Pear Tree Press, established by Tara in 1988 and still in production. We also feature Tara’s work as a printer and designer at the Holloway Press and from his Printer in Residence work at Otakou Press.
The works on display show Tara’s collaborations with Aotearoa-based poets and artists and include his ideas about typography, letterforms, art, life, and book design.
Significant printing examples are also included, including a work from 1499, to show the influence of the printing canon on Tara’s practice. Tara stamps his creativity and his wry sense of humour on his printing.