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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  http://blogs.abc.net.au/canberra/2013/07/books-beyond-words.html?site=canberra&program=canberra_sundays


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 

If you are interested in finding out more about bookbinding activities such as meetings and workshops in Canberra you can go to http://www.canberrabookbinders.org.au/news/ or email [email protected]


Paul Johnson – A Suitcase Full of Pop-Up Books Talk


 FRIDAY, 18 MARCH 2011  AT 7.30 PM


The Guild is sponsoring a talk by Paul Johnson, internationally known UK book artist and educator.  The Committee hope that as many members as possible will attend Paul’s talk.  His talks are known to be entertaining and informative.

He will be speaking about the power of the book as an aesthetic and architectural form.  He will discuss its fascination for both children and adults as he pulls a library’s worth of pop-up books out of a single suitcase.

Paul is internationally recognized as a paper and book artist and regularly teaches and exhibits in the UK and the US.  He is equally well known for his pioneering work in developing literacy through the book arts.  He is author of numerous books including A Book of One’s Own, Literacy through the Books Arts and Pictures and Words Together.  His present trip includes workshops in Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Orange and he will be speaking to teachers’ groups at Wollongong University and in Tasmania. 

His movable books are in the collections of the Tate, Cooper-Hewett Museum in New York, the National Gallery, the Library of Congress, the University of California at Berkeley and Yale University, among other institutions. His work was selected for Stand and Deliver – an exhibition of editioned movable books which recently toured the USA.  He exhibits widely and is on the UK Craft Council’s select list of British  designer-makers.

Paul will have many of his editioned books at the talk as well as some of his books on developing literacy.  Anyone wanting more information on his editioned books or his books on literacy should go to www.bookart.co.uk.