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15th annual exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders

Top left: Curtains. Concertina binding. Japanese cottons, grosgrain ribbon, 53 × 43 × 42 mm. Binder Terence Uren; author Terence Uren. Top right: The Book of Ampersands. French simplified binding, housed in drop-side box. Various scivers, kangaroo onlay, Geltex bookcloth, suedex linings, acrylic painted edge decoration, 153 × 107 × 26 mm. Binder Terence Uren; author Terence Uren. Bottom left: Know thyself. Swiss Bradel binding, Oasis leather spine, handmade converpaper, decorated gold and graphite edges. Fabriano endpapers, 265 × 198 × 8 mm. Binder Fred Pohlmann; author Samuel Johnson. Bottom right: Cantica Canticori/Song of Songs. Swiss Bradel binding in emu and snake skin, leather headbands. Decorated graphite edges. Fabriano endpapers, 166 × 126 × 15mm. Binder Fred Pohlmann; author John Wycliffe.

This exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as design binding. On display are 32 books with unique bindings created by 20 artists.

Each binding is designed to reflect and complement the content of the bound book, as well as showcase the unique physical attributes of the book. The aim of this annual exhibition is to encourage bookbinders through craftsmanship, artistry, creative expression and technical mastery of the form to bestow integrity upon the book as a whole.

1 Nov – 30 Nov 2012

Tue–Sat only

Tue, Thu, Fri 10am–4pm
Wed 10am–6.30pm
Sat 12-4pm

Free admission

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