Events and News



Regular Guild meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street, Hughes on the second Thursday of every alternate month: February, April, June, August, October, December.

The following are meeting outlines for 2017:

February 9, 2017

BIND CHALLENGE 2017 announced.

Code X 
Contemporary fine binding
Venue: Craft ACT, London Circuit, Canberra 6pm for the opening of this exhibition.
 Blank space
April 13, 2017

Binding style Dos-á-dos

Grappling with what to use for content or where to start for the binding challenge? Come along to hear and see some suggestions. If you have a Dos-á dos please bring it along.
If you are working on a binding project then please bring it along to share with the group. Did you miss the Tin Man at the December meeting? It will be back for an encore.

June 8, 2017


Works from workshops – Miniatures, presentation boxes, lino printing, gold tooling, Cambridge panel binding etc. Bring along to the meeting what you made in these workshops ?

August 10, 2017

AGM: please make sure your membership is current and come along and discuss the achievements of your Guild and what’s in store in the year ahead.

What I did last summer – Postcard from Athens, Trieste and Venice

This presentation covers a recent visit to Athens, Trieste and Venice (where
the Venice Art Biennale was in progress). We will look into a number of
libraries and museums, and their book displays and exhibitions. We will see
some unusual book construction and binding and how books are being
integrated into broader fields of art.

Guild 17 – please bring along your books for the exhibition.

October 12, 2017


Equipment demonstration and hands-on. Sewing frames, Lying presses and Brockman paring machine

December 14, 2017

Dos a dos – Bind Challenge 2017
‘Dos a dos’ (back to back), all will be revealed.
Who will receive the gift for participating in the 2017 challenge ? Enjoy light refreshments while members speak about the design, materials, binding style and the making of their entry in the ‘pop up’ exhibition.

Check out our dedicated Workshops page.


GUILD 17 exhibition of members work Mezzanine Gallery, Civic Library, London Circuit, Canberra City. Thursday 14 September 2017 to Saturday 9 October 2017 during normal library hours.





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