Heritage Festival 2011

Leichhardt Jubilee 1851-1921 blocks, pressed by Hill End Artists

Get ready for an exciting up and coming exhibition at Leichhardt Library to celebrate Heritage Festival – Amazing Stories 2011 April 2 – 30

Leichhardt Library in collaboration with Hill End Press, present the exhibition ” Leichhardt Jubilee Pressed.”

From the barrels of the library archives, the original blocks from the Publication “Leichhardt : its history and progress, with an account of the incorporation of the Municipality and the Celebration of its Jubilee, 1871-1921 have been dusted and brought to life for their 90th birthday by master print press artist Bill and Genevieve Moseley of Hill End Press.

In a day and age of digital imagery, speedy reproduction and dissemination of online publication it is joy to re-visit the clanking sound of the vintage press, echoing the Industrial revolution.

What lies on these metal printing blocks are multiple amazing stories from an eerie vacant Norton Street too municipal pride, boners and cutters, school children cultivating experimental grasses, sweet sweepers, new schools and churches which stand today, the large smiling assembly of school children of Leichhardt Public School and more. The blocks also offer us an amazing story of the changing technologies – from metal and glass plate reproduction to today’s chip-driven electronic media.

Type: Exhibition Date: Opening Wednesday 6th April 6pm Time: 6.oopm for 6.30pm start Venue: Leichhardt Library Cost: FREE. Light refreshments will be served Bookings Essential: 9367 9266 Exhibition runs from April 2nd -30th Leichhardt Jubilee Celebrations 1871 -1921 Parramatta Road Photographer JG Park Master Print Press……Bill Moseley of Hill End Press