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16th annual exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders

Sirje Kriisa Kalevipoeg The Estonian National Epic (F. R. Kreutzwald. Design binding, 2012
Quarter bound in chrome and vegetable tanned leather, sculptured leather onlay. Silver blocked, blind tooled, onlaid title. Decorated endbands. 248 × 177 × 60.

The annual Australian Bookbinders exhibition focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as design binding.

On display are over 40 books with unique bindings created by 33 artists; 22 from Australia, joined this year by 11 from Estonia.

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

The exhibition is open during normal library hours.

7 Nov – 14 Dec 2013

Tue–Sat only

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

Free admission

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