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Twenty-eight days in Kiribati

documentary heritage
  • Place
  • Other Id

    N7408.W55 WHI (Library of Congress Call Number)

    28752 (Cat ID)

    33354 (DBTextworks system ID)

    20833 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Twenty-eight days in Kiribati
  • Primary Maker

    Claudia Eyley (Contributor)

    Robin White (Artist)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    [Robin White] ; Boyd Bookbinding
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    28 unnumbered leaves (7 folded) : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 41 cm. in cloth sleeve

  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Edition/State/Version
    Limited edition of 7 copies
  • Subject Category
  • Content
    "Expatriate New Zealand artist Robin White wanted to create a collection of images relating to the stay of Brigid, daughter of her friend Claudia Pond Eyley. Both had visited her on Tarawa in the summer of 1984. The resulting handmade book of woodblock prints reflects the rigours of the atoll and reclaims the meanings of Brigid's everyday experience in the patterns, colours and symbols of the Pacific - the shells she collected, her woven hat, places she visited. With is rough hewn intensity, tactile folded panels and measured prose, this artist's book is an exquisite meditation on friendship and Gilbertese culture"--Text which accompanied book when displayed in the exhibition "Tip of the Iceberg".
  • Public Access Text

    Limited edition artist's hand-made book, titled, signed and dated July 1985. Consists of 28 woodblock prints, 14 being watercoloured, and includes hand-written captions, fold-outs, embossed designs and patterned paper cuts. The woodblocks are cut from Fijian Dakua; the paper is velin cuve rives and fabriano. Bound by Boyd Bookbinding Auckland, in original cloth sleeve.

  • Associated Notes

    Link to National Gallery of Australia's digitised copy (accessed 1/10/2015)

    Image of plate 24/31 (National Gallery Australia copy)

  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection - Extra Outsize
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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