The OCTAPOD Archival Project was undertaken by Freya Montefiore, UON student on placement at the GLAMx Lab, Auchmuty Library. This collaborative project between Octapod and Cultural Collections project was initiated by Christina Robberds, Director of OCTAPOD to help mark the organisations 20th anniversary. We were pleased to be able to assist by engaging and supporting Freya in the digitisation of sources.
20 years of OCTAPOD will be commemorated at TINA (This is Not Art) Cultural Festival is on Thurs 28 Sept – Sun 1 Oct, 2017. View program HERE.
OCTAPOD was originally known as ‘The POD’ (‘The Platypus of Deliverance Association’). Foundation members included Damien Frost, Sean Healy, Aaron Bristow and Marcus Westbury. This Is Not Art (TiNA) festival is one of the organisations main events, also the National Young Writers Festival and the National Student Media Conference, among many others.
The project identified key archival sources for digitisation, many of these are available on UONCC Flickr site, click here OCTAPOD Collection . Many of the sources including posters were scanned at a high resolution so that they can be used on an online timeline, and posters exhibition.