Reed Gallery Exhibition 25 Nov 2022– 26 Feb 2023


The current Reed Gallery exhibition, Jackets Required, showcases a diverse range of New Zealand-published jacket-adorned books. The displays span the 20th century, but with special emphasis on the post-war years, when emerging publishers such as Reed and Paul’s, alongside such private presses as Pegasus and Caxton, began to produce literature with an unmistakably New Zealand flavour.

This exhibition of more than 100 books includes – but is not limited to – many with covers adorned by prominent New Zealand jacket designers and artists including Russell Clark, Leo Bensemann, Evelyn Clouston, Dennis Turner, Dennis Beytagh, Colin McCahon, and Juliet Peter among many others. The books form part of the McNab and Reed Collections and are housed in the Dunedin Public Library’s Heritage Collections.

25 Nov – 26 Feb 2023
Reed Gallery, 3rd Floor, Dunedin City Library