Bookbinding and more coming up on Stewart Island!


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27-28 FEB     Portobello Community Hall   11am-6pm  Sat + Sun

– See the Stewart Island/Rakiura community’s inspirational

travelling art exhibition on conservation & predator-removal.

– Try your own hand at making a print about peninsula wildlife,

with tuition from local artist/printmaker Lynn Taylor.

– Find out the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group’s latest news,

explore their techniques hands-on, & find out how YOU can

help out on your own section in operation ‘Beyond Possums’.


* Drop-in it’s informal:  take a look, have a try, settle in, come back!

Everyone welcome (kids w/ adult supervision); gold coin donation.

          Contact for more info:


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Image by Stewart Island Resident Jennifer Ross ‘Rakiura Treasure


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Artist of the week: Lynn Taylor

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Lynn Taylor is a visual artist who works in her Lighthouse Studio on the Otago Peninsula. She recently paired up with her daughter, Petra Fersterer – a particle physicist, to create a visual expression…

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2015 poetry competition

Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ)

Announcing the

 Poems in the Waiting Room(NZ)

2015  Poetry Competition

If you’d like to click on the Poetry Competition tab above, then selectPoetry Competition 2015, you’ll be able to read through all the entry conditions or, check them out below and then……….  start writing!

Carolyn McCurdie, our 2015 judge, is a Dunedin writer. Her poems have been published widely in journals and on-line. She was the winner of the NZ Poetry Society’s International Competition 2013 and has previously won the Poems-in-Waiting-Rooms ‘Dscene’ prize in 2012. Her short fiction won the Lilian Ida Smith Award in 1998 and a collection of short stories “Albatross” was published in e-book form by Rosa Mira Books in 2014. A children’s novel, “The Unquiet” was published by Longacre Press in 2006.

Information for Entrants

The competition opens 1st November and closes on 28th February 2015.

Otago University Press First Prize is…

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Workshop One

Workshop One.

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Only 4 places left on a Lynn Taylor workshop

A Palette of Poetry

Poems in the Waiting Room presents

 Print Poem Book Workshops

with Lynn Taylor


The Community Gallery, Princes St, Dunedin


 Sunday 12 October 10 – 4.00pm

Monday 13 October 10 – 4.00pm

Each workshop is limited to 6 attendees
Cost $75.00 each* (materials included)

Please contact Ruth if you wish to book a place:  email          waitingroompoems (at) gmail(d0t) com

There are 4 Monday places left, Sunday is fully booked.

These one day workshops respond to the context and works in the A Palette of Poetry exhibition while also exploring poetic ways of playing with words, printmaking and books.  It is envisaged the course would be of appeal to people who like to combine textual, tactile and visual elements and are interested in the way these elements interact and modify each other. No prior bookbinding or printmaking experience is necessary.

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1. You will play with repurposing old books: reclaiming book pages…

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Print Poem Book Workshops

Print Poem Book Workshops.

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