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Parihaka Book Wins Gold

The major publication Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance won a Gold Medal in the recent Pride in Print Awards, the equivalent of the 'Oscars' for the printing industry.

Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance is a 200 page, lavishly illustrated hardcover book, which was produced to coincide with the major exhibition of the same name. Designed by Eyework Design and Production Ltd, and printed by Printlink, it features full-colour plates of major artworks shown in the exhibition; reproductions of the commissioned works; photography; poetry specially commissioned for the exhibition; discussion of earlier plays, songs and poems; and essays on aspects of Parihaka.

"The Gallery has produced a number of award-winning publications," says Paula Savage, Gallery director, "and we are particularly proud to add Parihaka to our list. As well as being a beautifully designed and crafted book, it is a landmark publication in terms of its content and the lasting legacy it provides for the people of Parihaka, and generations of New Zealanders."

The Gallery publication Les Cleveland Six Decades: Message from the Exterior, also designed by Eyework, won a gold medal at the 1998 Pride in Print Awards.

The Pride In Print Awards is one the largest awards ceremonies in New Zealand, and was this year held in Rotorua on Friday 11 May. It recognises excellence in publication design and production processes. The Awards attract round about 1000 entries in 20 different categories. Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance won a Gold Medal in the 'Sheet Fed Printing Four or More Colours - bound by any method' category.

Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance is a co-publication between City Gallery Wellington, Victoria University Press, and the Parihaka Pa Trustees. The book can be purchased from City Gallery Wellington ($69.95) and at good bookstores.

The Parihaka exhibition was a partnership project between City Gallery Wellington and Parihaka Pa Trustees. Generously supported by: New Zealand Millennium Office; The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board; Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa; Wellington City Council; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Taranaki Museum. Generously sponsored by: Bell Gully Barristers and Solicitors; Wakatu Incorporation; Tohu Wines; Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation; The Dominion; The Evening Post; Saatchi & Saatchi; City Gallery Wellington Foundation. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.


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