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17th annual exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders

Helen Malone Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you seek peace, prepare for war). Simplified binding, brown goatskin spine. Canson paper with goatskin onlay, white foil tooling

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

On display are 28 books with unique bindings created by members of the guild. 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.

20 Nov – 13 Dec 2014

Tue–Sat only

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

Free admission

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