We meet at the West Hawthorn Uniting Church Grove Rd West Hawthorn, 7pm 26 November.
Committee meeting at 6pm, Members and Guests, and Visitors welcome at 7pm.
We will have several discussions during the evening,
A report on the Bind19 National conference in Sydney.in October. An interesting and challenging time.
Our usual book clinic, along with members reports on work in progress.
The revealing of the entries for this years binding challenge. The International Wine show France 1882. We have a number of members working away at books for this presentation, to be adjudicated by those present.
Some donated materials will be available for sale to assist in the VBG funds. Board, cloth, marbled paper and assorted items
And a bring your plate supper. If you are planning to be there please drop me firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert, email@example.com a line so we can make sure we do not have all plates of biscuits and no cheese.
Come join with us to complete the year and look ahead to 2020.
The show was an interesting time this year. The entries were down on quality and qualtity but the interest in the displays was strong. We had a Tribute display to Dr John Willis, and also were invited to present the Guild Works on the first saturday, with the Guild members being present to discuss varuious aspects of bookbinding and with several demonstrations of actual processes, includin g sewing and live cobering a book with leather. The crowds seem very appreciative.
The Display as a Tribute to Dr John Willis showed not onbly the wide range of books he had bound, but also highlighted his life work in other areas. We are pleased that John in earlier years contributed his skills as an amateur to the Guild.
Whats coming up in the next months? Read more here
We met along with Friends of the Libray at the Carmellite library in Middle Park. The small but enthusiastic group engaged in discussion and questions about binding styles while Jim demonstrated a full cloth cover on a prepared 1850's book..
To browse the picture gallery, just read more
We Join with the Carmelite Library for this presentation commencing 7PM Sharp at the Carmelite Monastery 214 Richardson St, Middle Park VIC 3206.
There will be no meeting at West Hawthorn.
Note committee meeting at 6pm.
An introduction to book bindings of the late 1800's along with a demonstration of leather binding on a book from that era. Come along and see the library, and support your committee as we present this demonstration.
Members please register using VBG registration, Register Here
Are you going to Bind 19 National Bookbinding Conference Sydney October 25-27? Do you have enough time to follow up with Rare Book Week?
Here is the link with lots of free seminars and tours, but book now they are free but several are already booked out.
The 2020 Australian and New Zealand Rare Book School will be in State Library of NSW 2 Feb to 7 Feb. Thanks to BSANZ Broadsheet 109 for the following details:The 2020 Australasian Rare Book Summer School will be held at the State Library of New South Wales from Sunday 2 February to Friday 7 February, commencing with Welcome drinks on Sunday evening. Planning is underway with two courses confirmed and an additional course on Rare Book description & cataloguing being negotiated.
The two confirmed courses are English Bookbindings, 1450–1850: Identification and Interpretation, taught by David Pearson, and The History of Maps taught by Julie Sweetkind-Singer.
David Pearson was Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London, and is now at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He has taught at both the London and Virginia Rare Book Schools. His particular interests are the history of bookbinding and the provenance of books.
Julie Sweetkind-Singer is Associate Director of Geospatial and Cartographic Services at Stanford University and is in charge of the Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections there. She has published on aspects of maps, their preservation and curation and also on the preservation of digital geospatial data. She has taught at the California Rare Book School.
Information on the full programme will be released in August 2019. The fee for a 5-day course will be $AUD800.00. The Society offers one fee remission bursary to help a member to attend the School. All members in good standing are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to postgrad students and early-career researchers. For further information contact the Convenor, Maggie Patton, State Library of NSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Amongst the regular business matters that must be done, Reports ( soon to be posted online) , elections, ( all existing positions reelected), visiting material suppliers LisaSam Leather and Materials, ( lots of interesting materials), and buy swap and sell, (some tools , great books, and materials) and supper, ( supplied by a number of attendees and enjoyed by all) was a presentation Story Telling through Space and Time by the President, with an eclectric range of items telling the story on communication.
The general concensus was that the story was interesting and compelling, and, if you were not there, you missed an interesting hour. We hope to post the text and some more pictures soon.
STOP PRESS UPDATE
Bind19 - Early bird pricing
The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders is presenting a 2.5 day bookbinding conference which will take place in Sydney from 25 – 27 October 2019, coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders.
The conference will explore contemporary and traditional bookbinding structures and design as well as restoration techniques. In the weeks before and after the conference there will be workshops available taught by key presenters from the conference.
Entries for ther RASV Bookbinding Competition are now open.
The Guild offers substantial cash prizes for the wining bookbinding entries.
A full leather copy of; The Perfume of Books, by Erika Mordek, a book on old bindings, so it deserves a full leather binding with a Cambridge Panel, a trade binding pattern from the late 1700's.. But during the blind tooling an overhot tool burns the leather.
Have you recently completed a project? Our members would love to hear about it!
Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Editor, preferably by email to email@example.com so that we can include your account in our next newsletter and on our website.
We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.