Wai-te-ata Press is a space to explore books and print in all their myriad forms.

In the new knowledge economy, "book" might be a four-letter word, but it's also an endlessly fascinating and seductive material object. Books provide a fascinating window on the world, whether you create, consume, or preserve them.

Ruth and Oswald L Kraus Innovator-in-Residence

Congratulations to NZSM student, Cadence Chung, our inaugural Innovator-in-Residence. Her exciting anthology combining music, poetry and art by emerging NZ creatives was launched 12 March 2024. Buy the book now!

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The Voice of Kaishu: A typographic journey

This exhibition is accompanied by public events, including a documentary screening and self-guided art trail for lovers of language and typography.

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The Single Object

This video series tells powerful stories about objects that have shaped New Zealand culture. Find out about NZ’s only collection of Chinese types, read artist Kerry Ann Lee's essay, view our new multi-lingual captions.

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titlecard for The Single Object episode featuring the Chinese heritage types
Keith Chan shakes hands with Dr. Sydney Shep at the gift signing ceremony

An amazing endowment

The inaugural Dan and Una Chan & Laywood and Joyce Chan Residency at Wai-te-ata Press will be launched in 2024.

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