Cuthbertson Rides Again 14 March – 12 April 2014

The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders and the Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild present

                    Cuthbertson – Ballads and Verses Bound

An exhibition of Australian Fine Design Bindings incorporating original text blocks from the 1912 edition of James Lister Cuthbertson’s Barwon Ballads and School Verses 


Mondays – Fridays 1000AM–530PM – Saturdays 1000AM–400PM


Fabienne 1  Fabienne 2 First Prize Fabienne Devillard Nicolaj (ACT) 
Diane  Diane 2 Second Prize Diane Kelly (NSW) 
Rosemarie Jeffers Palmer  Rosemarie 2 Third Prize Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer (NSW) 
 Vicki 1  Vicki 2 Highly Commended Vicki Woolley (ACT) 



Cuthbertson exhibition opens 31 January 2014

The set book for the competition is Barwon Ballads and School Verses by James Lister Cuthbertson (1851-1910), published in 1912. Cutherbertson joined staff of Geelong Grammer School in 1875 as Classics Master and started the GGS Journal.

Winners to be announced from the sixteen binders on 31 January.

Exhibition  Friday 31 January – late February

NSW Writers Centre foyer

Garry Owen House, Old Rozelle Hospital Grounds, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield

Hours  Mon-Fri   9.00am – 5.00pm   Sat   9.00am – 1.00pm   Sun     Closed

First up will be an exhibition at the Writers’ Centre in Sydney from late January to late February, then on to Canberra for three weeks 22 March – 12 April at the Civic Library Exhibition Space, back to Sydney for a second showing and then finally to Geelong.

XVl Annual Exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders – Art Gallery of NSW


This exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as Design Binding. On display are over 40 books with unique bindings created by 33 artists; 22 from Australia ( 7 Canberra Guild members), joined this year by 11 from Estonia. Members are Dario Castello, Fabienne Devillard-Nicolaj, Erika Mordek, John Tonkin, Joy Tonkin, Terence Uren and Vicki Woolley.

Pics from opening night here.

7 Nov – 14 Dec 2013  Tue–Sat only

Tue, Thu, Fri 10am–4pm
Wed 10am–6.30pm
Sat 12-4pm

Free admission

Research library and archive



Book Art Object exhibition until 28 Nov

Book Art Object

Photos of exhibition space and books can be viewed here.

Library Gallery, UNSW Canberra (ADFA), Northcott Drive, Campbell, Canberra
17 October – 28 November



Book Art Object an exhibition of Australian and International artists’ books made by the Book Art Object (BAO) project in response to British artist Sarah Bodman’s book project.

This selection from 100 books showcases an exciting variety of creative, portable approaches to the book as art. BAO is an informal group of book artists scattered around the globe. Under the BAO banner artists make small editions of handmade artists’ books in response to texts and exchange them with each other. Caren Florance and Terence Uren worked on two stories each, and the books that they have received in return form the exhibition.


Vicki W

Handwritten, Handbound Exhibition 19 Oct – 11 Nov

Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild & Canberra Calligraphy Society two crafts combining in stunning ways.

Opening Friday 19 October 6.00pm

Meet the artists Sunday 28 October 3.00pm

Demonstrations throughout the exhibition by the exhibiting artists

Workshop – Paper Book and Bauble with Eva Schroeder

      Sunday 11 November> 1:30–4:30pm

Belconnen Arts Centre 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen and is open between 10:00am-   5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday.

More info

The Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild is dedicated to promoting the art of the hand-bound book, and this sumptious survey of works will feature our best in both traditional bookbinding designs and more contemporary alternative bindings. Members of the Canberra Calligraphy Society are passionate about the beauty of letters; their works will illustrate older, traditional scripts used in pre-printing years, modern scripts and artistic ways of interpreting words.

CCBG Exhibition 2011 – 1 to 30 November – Civic Library

Members of the public are invited to attend the Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild exhibition of both traditional and non traditional bindings by members of the Guild.  You will find the books and their bindings of interest from an art and craft perspective and many of the books are innovative in their bindings.  Many members of the Guild have exhibited successfully overseas and interstate.

The exhibition is open at the library during the following times:

Monday: 10.00am – 8.00pm    Tuesday – Saturday:  10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday closed

180 London Circuit,  Canberra City, ACT

 Click to download pdf file 806 KB CCBG Exhibition Catalogue 2011 

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