Artist Book Group

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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 new group. There will be no member or meeting costs 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.

Events, Workshops & Courses

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


Introductory Courses:

9-10th June 2018 – Fully Subscribed

10-11th November 2018

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 future courses: here

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

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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


Wed 9 May – NO General Meeting – Excursion to Ray Coffey’s Home Library.

Wed 13 June – NO General Meeting (Open Day 24 June)

Wed 11 July – Time 7.00pm – Gold Leaf talk

Open Door Days:

These are an opportunity for members to access the QBG shop and equipment with the assistance of the QBG Committee members.  (Gold coin donation appreciated)

Sunday 12 August 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC

Saturday 22 September 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC

Open Days:

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).

Sunday 24 June 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC

Sunday 25 November 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC

Northern Suburbs Meetings:

Meeting at:

Artisan Guild Workshop
Cnr Maitland and Old Bay Roads

Next meeting:

Currently Suspended