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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

Canberraphile – Lee and Lyndell talked with Melanie Tait – 666 ABC Canberra

Sunday 28 July at 10:30am Melanie Tait, 666 ABC Canberra talked with members Lee and Lyndell about Guild 13, members exhibition 13 – 28 September 2013 at the Civic Library, Canberra.

Listen to the interview Books beyond words


Trad_Alt – entries selected by Di Fogwell

Di Fogwell has selected the following entries:

(a) best traditional Binding

 Rosemary Jeffers-Palmer

“Along the Track with Crosbie Morrison” (Catalogue No.11)

(b) best alternative binding

 Terence Uren

“Leaves of Irony” (Catalogue No.23)

(c) judge’s two personal favourites

 Dario Castello

“The Two Fires”

for the cover (Catalogue No.34)

Helen Jensma

“Worms Wood Book”

for inspiration/imagination (Catalogue No. 37)

Wood Worm Book

The Story Is The Thing – Exhibition

ACT Writers Centre’s Exhibition of Artists Books 27 May – 6 June

Opening night Thursday 27 May 2010 5.30 – 7.00pm

Exhibition opening
Stories are told

Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 117 Reed St Greenway (overlooking the Lake)

Tuesday to Friday 10am -5pm, Saturday and Sundays 1pm-4pm.

Plan to spend some time at the exhibition because there are so many fascinating books to look at and wonderful stories to read.

The ACT Writers Centre has sponsored an exhibition which challenges the idea of what is a book. In this exhibition books themselves are works of art, yet they still explicitly tell stories. The handmade books being exhibited are diverse, interesting and of a consistently high quality. They have been made by local, interstate and overseas book artists. Includes books by CCBG members.

There is a wide range of book forms in the exhibition from traditionally bound books (such as Barb Adams and Libby Thomas’s book Unfinished Lives) to less traditional forms (such as Eric Davies’ japanese style bound journal about Canberra) and also books in sculptural forms made from non-traditional materials. The subject matter of the stories ranges from sombre subjects like death (such as Maureen Piggins’ concertina book Echo) to delightful children’s stories (such as Susan Bonthron’s book Hen & Duck Get Slim).

The exhibition was curated by Jane Schauer with advice from Caren Florance. Many of the books being shown are for sale.

Vicki W