Otago Polytechnic

Artists, crafty types, school students and community groups are invited to upcycle used, unsellable books into artworks to support the Regent Theatre Trust of Otago.

Books As Art will feature at the 38th Regent 24 Hour Book Sale, being held from midday on Friday, 8 June 2018.

The organisers hope Books As Art will become an annual feature of the sale. Books As Art encourages people to transform the pages of old books into sculptures and artworks. The book art will be displayed during the 24 Hour Book Sale and available for purchase, with a percentage of the sales supporting the Regent Theatre.

Entries will be judged by a panel headed by Dunedin Public Art Gallery Director Cam McCracken, who will be joined by artist Nicola Jackson, Otago Daily Times arts writer Rebecca Fox, and Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art lecturer Bridie Lonie.

Those who want to turn their hand to making old books into art will be able to pick up free pre-loved books from collection points around the city. Books are available from the beginning of March until late May.

Boxes of books for collection can be found at Otago Polytechnic’s Hub, First Church and the foyer of the Athenaeum, in the Octagon.

Deadline for artworks is Thursday, 31 May 2018.

For more information, contact the organisers at BooksasArt@regenttheatre.co.nz or the Regent Theatre, 477-8597.


Published on 02 March 2018

Orderdate: 02 Mar 2018
Expiry: 31 May 2018