Sydney we need to talk!

The University of Sydney Library welcomed Wendy Murray,
the first Printer in Residence, at the Piscator Press, located in the Fisher Library.

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Residency
& Publication

Sydney - We Need to Talk! is a limited edition book, published as PIR at the University of Sydney Library, 20 July - 21 September 2018.

The Publication 

During her 8 week residency Wendy used letterpress, 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 56 page book as released in conjunction with the Festival of Urbanism. Wendy has also published a series of limited edition screen prints, in response to the eight essays in Sydney - We Need to Talk!

   SYDNEY - WE NEED TO TALK!   The book.

SYDNEY - WE NEED TO TALK! The book.

NEWS

20 September All books SOLD OUT at the publication event. We have a very limited number of posters still available, please contact Wendy for details.

11 September The book launch with the Festival of Urbanism was a massive success!! We have SOLD OUT of the first release allocation. Stay tuned for the second drop!

25 August Over the last four weeks, our inaugural Printer in Residence, Wendy Murray, has been breathing life into the Piscator Press on level 1 of Fisher Library. 
The process of hand setting type and printing each copy manually means that every single one is unique. Letterpress is joining vinyl records in these times of analogue revival, but these printing presses are very rare...check out the studio »»

 Stickers & more stickers / photo: Wendy Murray

Stickers & more stickers / photo: Wendy Murray


The urban crew

Brittany Betteridge, Pratichi Chatterjee, Leah Emmanuel, Amy Fairall, Bradley Garrett, Mini Graff, Kurt Iveson, Rupert Legg, Sophia Maalsen, Marilu Melo, Wendy Murray, Madeleine Pill, Dallas Rogers, Jathan Sadowski, Alistair Sisson, Amanda Tattersall, Sophie Webber.

 Presenting the book mock-up / photo: Sarah Lorien

Presenting the book mock-up / photo: Sarah Lorien

 The Urban Crew had a ‘stitch-in’ weekend & hand-bound all 100 books / photo: Sarah Lorien

The Urban Crew had a ‘stitch-in’ weekend & hand-bound all 100 books / photo: Sarah Lorien

 Working in the studio / photo: Sarah Lorien

Working in the studio / photo: Sarah Lorien

Open Studio + EXHIBITION

Publication Event :
6-8:00pm Thursday 20th September 2018
One night exhibition of Wendy’s book and posters developed during her residency. 
Where: Print room and foyer area, Level 1, Fisher Library, University of Sydney.

During the residency, Wendy conducted two open studio events.
Week 4 / Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Week 7 / Friday 14th September 2018

 © 2018 Book Launch / photo: Sarah Lorien

© 2018 Book Launch / photo: Sarah Lorien

Want to get your copy of the book? Visit Sydney - We Need to Talk! »»

(above) Eight chapter drawings by Wendy Murray Collection of the University of Sydney

 Letterpress page within   Sydney - We Need to Talk!

Letterpress page within Sydney - We Need to Talk!

Title: Sydney - We Need to Talk!
Edition: First
Edition Number: 100
Volume: 1
ISBN: 9780 64699 2983
52 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Design and drawings: Wendy Murray