Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

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  • 24 April our meeting was at the State Libray behind the scenes in the Conservation Department

    A night at the State Library.

    A good group of 12 members and friends enjoyed a night with the conservators at the State Library, and we are thankful for the opportunity to see behind the scenes.025A1999 x

    The facilities make us amateur binders drool, having ample space, great equipment, excellent natural light during the day, and pretty impressive artificial light as well.

  • Guild Meeting May 2018 Discussions of ideas for the Binding Challege

    Design Ideas   a presentation at the May Meeting by Jim Finger

    Our Binding Challenge for the year is  the unbound sheets of Nolan  Landscapes and Legends,  A retrospective. This work looks at the art of Sydney Noland as displayed at an exhibition in theNational Gallery of Vctoria in 1987.025A2060 x

    The idea of this presentation was to generate discussion and stimulate interaction and ideas as to how we design the book, and how we design books in general. Its very easy to learn a method of making a book and then just keep using the same method. Its harder to learn new methods, and then do enough work to be reasonably proficient in that method, before we move on to the next new thing.  But its again harder again to generate a fusion of the two, to marry the creative ideas  with the best techniques, so then end result is attractive, communicative and functional. At least it is for me  so I think maybe others have the same challenges.

  • NEXT MEETING

    Tuesday 22th May 2018

    Bring along your current projects and share your progress. Bring your questions, and book problems.

    We will look at progress of some ideas for the Binding Challenge 2018.

    Visitors welcome, 

    Registrations and bookings

    Previous articles of Interest from 2017

    Marbling Papers  available from the Dobbins Collection.

    October Meeting 2017

    A Market test of a Childrens Book

  • Presenter Jim Finger

    In this workshop we will explore the production methods of the oldest surviving complete codex books from the Nag Hammadi area of Egypt. These books show the migration of the scroll to the codex, and so have a significant place in the history of the book.

  • Galleries of pictures, some with captions, some with attached articles, some just to browse.

    From the archives

  • 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.

  • Case Binding 101 is the first workshop for those considering making their own books.

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Meetings & Events

Tue Jun 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
June Meeting 2018
Tue Jul 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
July Meeting 2018
Tue Aug 28 @19:00 - 09:00PM
August Meeting 2018
Tue Sep 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
September Meeting 2018
Tue Oct 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
October Meeting 2018
Tue Oct 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
November Meeting 2018

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