About the Guild


Miniatures: The World of Small Books exhibition

On until 1 April 2017, Mezzanine Gallery, Civic Library

London Circuit, Canberra City

Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.30pm Sat: 10.00am 4.00pm


Exploring Japanese Books and Scrolls

Code X: contemporary fine binding exhibition

On until 25 March 2017    CRAFT ACT: CRAFT AND DESIGN CENTRE

The best work of international bookbinders paired with the best work of Australia’s established bookbinders and ‘rising stars’ to change perceptions about the craft of bookbinding and to demonstrate how traditional craft skills can be used to produce dynamic and vibrant contemporary works.


The Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild has members from all around Canberra and the ACT region. A few from further outwards in NSW, Qld  and SA . Members meet every two months, with newsletter  ‘Raised Bands’ published every two months.

The Guild objectives are:

To promote and exhibit the art of the hand-bound book.
To maintain the traditional craft bookbinding skills.
To seek to exert a progressive influence on the design and technique of bookbinding.

We have a variety of interests within the Guild, from traditional craft bookbinding skills through to alternative book arts experimentation. Activities and meetings are organised to engage with many of these interests.


Regular meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom St, Hughes. Visitors are most welcome. For more detailed directions, please go here.

Next meeting 8 June, 2017.

For a complete schedule of 2017 meeting activities go to the events page.


The Guild conducts and hosts workshops for members and the public.

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