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Bind23

When:
Friday, July 7, 2023, 8:00 AM until Sunday, July 9, 2023, 5:00 PM E. Australia Time (UTC+10:00)
Where:
Abel Smith Theatre
University of QLD - St Lucia Campus
St Lucia, QLD  4072

Australia
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*Please see bottom of this page for how to register a guest for the dinner.
 
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The Queensland Bookbinders’ Guild Inc. is proud to present a 3 day bookbinding conference in Brisbane from 
Friday 7 July to Sunday 9 July 2023.

 

With 6 international speakers and 4 Australian bookbinding and book arts experts, we will explore creating traditional and contemporary bookbinding styles, restoration techniques, artists books and toolmaking.

 

There will also be a chance to visit special book collections and learn new bookbinding skills in workshops with some of the conference speakers.

 

Bind23 will feature our conference patrons Dominic Riley and Michael Burke from the United Kingdom. Dominic and Michael have international reputations for presenting on a wide range of bookbinding topics from medieval board bindings to tool-making, millimetre bindings and extensively on book repairs and conservation. Dominic and Michael are primary tutors at Book Camp in the UK. Dominic was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and is a past President of Society of Bookbinders.

Joining our patrons from overseas are

  • Glenn Malkin of Signature Bindings in the UK, specializing in bespoke bindings using traditional techniques, will introduce his Modified K118 Binding
  • Mark Cockram from Studio5BookArts, a specialist in book design methods, will demonstrate Minimalist Flat Tightback
  • Richard Smart of EC Rare Books Canada who is a third generation bookbinder specializing in the preservation and care of antiquarian books will demonstrate calf marbling
  • Brien Beidler of Beidler Made, in the US, specializing in bespoke bookbinding and tool making will demonstrate one-off tool making

 

Local presenters will include

  • Joy Tonkin who has extensive experience in book arts and experimental techniques will demonstrate a Limp Leather Medieval Binding
  • Robin Tait, international book and paper conservator, will show a new way to break down a book for repair
  • Caren Florance, executor to the WayzGoose Press estate, will draw the links between traditional bookbinding and book arts
  • Lauren Turton, curator of Mackay ArtSpace, will show extraordinary examples of artists books acquired through the Libris Awards

The conference is being held at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland and is supported by the Fryer Library (Special Collections).


3 day ($325 until 15 May, then an additional fee of $60 applies) pass includes:

  • Friday morning tour of the Coffey Collection, a private library of Australian art books and ephemera
  • Friday afternoon tour of State Library of Queensland with white glove experience with artists books
  • Friday evening Conference Launch at Fryer Library, University of Queensland including light snacks, drinks and a display of rare books 
  • Saturday conference session 9:00am to 5:30pm including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, trade fair and access to Fryer Library
  • Sunday conference session 9:00am to 5:30pm including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, trade fair and access to Fryer Library

 

1 day pass ($205) includes either:

  • Saturday conference session 9:00am to 5:30pm including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, trade fair and access to Fryer Library, or
  • Sunday conference session 9:00am to 5:30pm including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, trade fair and access to Fryer Library

Optional Extras

Conference Dinner ($80 - May purchase one additional guest ticket for an extra $80)

Conference Dinner Saturday 7pm

A dinner will be held in conjunction with the conference with guest speaker.

* NOTE: You are able to purchase one additional guest ticket for the conference dinner.