Victorian Bookbinders Guild

For all interested in the Art, Craft and Practice of Bookbinding                                             

Sidney Nolan Landscapes and Legends, a set text.  

  This  is the exhibiton catalogue of th retrospective exhibition 1937-1987, and consists of 176  A4 pages  in 11 sections with numerous colour and black and white pictures for inspiration.   10 copies of uncut sheets are available upon registration or you may purchase your own copy and rebind.


Open to  all members of the Victorian Bookbinders Guild

First prize $200 cash plus  first choice of  one of the three prizebooks.

Second prize $100 cash  plus second choice of the remaining prize books.

Third prize $50.00  plus the remaining prize book.   

Style, any style, any covering.

A judge will be appointed to examine the entries with the focus on quality of workmanship, ease of function, and creative content.

All entres must be completed by and submitted to  November meeting. The guild is not responsible for loss or damage to entries submitted by post.

Entrants grant the Victorian Bookbinders Guild the right to photograph the entries, and to publish the pictures and descriptions on the Guild Wesite, Signature newsletter and the Guild facebook.

Entrants also agree to the entry being exhibited by the Guild after awarding of the prizes.

The Guild will also, dependent on entry numbers, conduct one or more workshops exploring methods, design ideas, and assist in the technical skills needed to carry out those ideas.  Workshop costs will depend on the number of participants.  

Entry fee   $60.00  which includes the cost of the sheets. Entry fee does not include postage of sheets. Fr postage add $15.00 to the registration fee.

If more than 10 applicants, applicants will need to obtain a second hand copy to bind, and the entry fee with no sheets supplied is $30.00. Entries are taken on a first come first serve basis, using the registration function on the guild website. Entries are only accepted upon receipt of payment by direct debit to the Guild bank account.  

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Call for Contributions

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 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.

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Meetings & Events

Tue Jun 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting June Topic to be confirmed.
Sat Jun 29 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Conservation Boxes
Fri Jul 05 @09:00 - 09:00PM
Rare Book Week and Book Fair 04-15th
Tue Jul 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting July Buy Swap and sell, AGM
Sat Jul 27 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Thesis Binding
Sat Aug 10 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Nag Hammadi
Tue Aug 27 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting August Carmelite Library Joint Meeting
Tue Sep 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting Sept To Be decided
Sat Oct 12 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Britannica section
Tue Oct 22 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting October topic to be confirmed
Fri Oct 25 @12:00 -
Bind 19 Bookbinding Conference Sydney 25-27
Sat Nov 02 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop to be confirmed
Tue Nov 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting November. Binding Challenge and Breakup

Victorian Bookbinders Guild Inc.  Incorporated 1981     Registration No A2896  ABN: 97 853 169 281     PO Box 355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011