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Artist Book Group

Artists’ books can be defined as works of art that utilise the form of the book. They are often published in small editions, though they are sometimes produced as one-of-a-kind objects. Artists’ books have employed a wide range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box.

I would like to hear from any members interested in meeting as part of this group. There will be a $2 meeting cost involved for members of QBG. Outside interested people will need to join or rejoin the QBG to participate in the group.

We meet every month to discuss our interest and have a show and tell session, followed by information sharing in the form of demonstration or mini workshop.There is time to work on your own projects most of the time.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at BVAC hub, Taragindi, The meeting starts at 1pm.

Contact Sandy Johnson for more details: see office bearers page

Events, Workshops & Courses

QBG Calendar of Activities:

Bind19 National Conference – 25 – 27 Oct. Sydney


Please note some courses and workshops shown here are for the exclusive benefit of QBG members:

Introductory Courses:

(Held at: BVAC, Wellers Hill) 

Course cost: $180

Time:  9.00 am to 4.00pm (both days)

Please use application form and payment details for courses: here

Learn the basic and essential skills of bookbinding by making a handmade casebound book at our 2 day weekend course.

QBG Photos of Intro Course materials and book 006     QBG Photos of Intro Course materials and book 011

Equipment you will use              Book you will make

You will learn and practice simple techniques of bookbinding so that you can make  book, with it’s cover, from decorative  materials. These techniques will help you restore books, create artist books, bind simple sheets, rebind paperbacks and create beautiful volumes in your own style. In two days with the teaching and assistance of tutors you will learn the basics of making a book. You can then apply these skills to book restoration, book arts, rebinding treasured volumes, binding family histories, magazines, photo albums, poetry and self published books. Course fees : include tuition, materials, notes, some tools and our instructional DVD. & 1 year membership for non members. Course venue: BVAC



11 Sept :Edge Painting with Lachlan Rush




These are a wonderful opportunity for members to view demonstrations as well as access the QBG shop, equipment and senior member’s expertise.  (Gold coin donation appreciated).

August: Open Day 25 Aug: held at BVAC from 9.00am – 12. 00pm

Edge decoration Demo+(paring leather prep for participants in upcoming basic leather course)


WORKSHOPS:   To register for these courses follow this link: https://qbg.org.au/courses-registration/

Restoration :(Robin Tait) – 3-4th  August

Springback Binding: (Daniel Ibbott )–14 Sept at BVAC & 21 Sept at Books and Boxes (FULL)

Introduction to Leather binding :(Sandy Johnson) Dates 7th & 15th September

Introduction Course: Cobb & Co/Toowoomba 17-18th August