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.

Meeting outlines for 2021:

 February 11, 2021

BIND CHALLENGE 2021 announced.


In the Conservation Lab

Talk by Freya Merrell, Senior Conservator at the NLA, with a brief overview of book conservation at the National Library of Australia. She will share an insight into the world of conservation, sharing some of the magnificent bound volumes of the Nation’s collection, and how they are treated to ensure their survival and accessibility for future generations.


April 8, 2021


Eco dyeing meets bookbinding

Demonstration by Vicki Woolley on the process of introducing colour and shapes onto paper using botanical material. Vicki will be using the leaves from the Quercus palustris ‘Freefall’ wholly developed in Canberra in the 1960s by a team led by Dr Robert Boden. Leaves are sculpturally interesting with their sharp lobes and can be collected from many gutters around Canberra.









June 10, 2021

Activity – Ethiopian and Byzantine Endbands with Freya

Demonstration by Freya Merrell of Ethiopian and Byzantine Endbands.

Following the demonstration try making your own Ethiopian endband. Materials will be supplied.








August 12, 2021 – CANCELLED  due to Covid lockdown

AGM: rescheduled  and held online on 2 September, 2021. Please make sure your membership is current and discuss the achievements of your Guild and what’s in store in the year ahead.

Activity –  

Guild 21 –  members exhibition.

There is still a degree of uncertainty about holding an annual exhibition. The committee are considering ideas for a lower key event where there is confidence that an event is possible and is in accordance with ACT Govt Covid requirements.

October 14, 2021 online Google Meet

Activities – Two exciting activities planned; see more below.

Nicky will share an announcement about our upcoming member’s project opportunity to create a book together.

We’ll also enjoy features and highlights from the recently presented ‘La Prose’ exhibition including a Q&A and discussion.

December 9, 2021

Bind Challenge 2021 – Logomorphos

Bind Challenge, pop up exhibition and talks by binders.

Who will receive the gift for participating in the 2021 challenge ? Members share their stories about the design, materials, binding style and the making of their entry in the ‘pop up’ exhibition.


Check out our dedicated Workshops page.


GUILD 2021 members exhibition was unable to go ahead this year due to COVID 19 restrictions.