Type Horses: Writers & Their Typewriters
Type Horses: Writers & Their Typewriters

30 July – 5 August 11am – 6pm
Workshop: Sunday 31 July 3-4.30pm

Opening event:

Saturday 30 July 4-6pm

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Free, book for workshop

Zoe Sadokierski

Clunky, cumbersome typewriters were once commonly referred to as the work-horses of writers and secretaries. So why do some writers still use them today? Contrasted to the sleek, minimalist computers and hand-held devices most people use for typing, the very ‘horsiness’ of the humble typewriter is what makes them so endearing. This exhibition displays illustrations, typographic posters and original works on paper that visually respond to the intimate relationship between writers and their typewriters.

Sadokierski’s workshop allows participants to reflect on the materiality of the writing process by typing on manual and electronic typewriters, as well as writing with other tools, including pens, pencils, brushes and quills.

EXHIBITOR: Zoe Sadokierski

Zoe in the studio printing on the RISO at The Paper Mill.


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