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 Course: 10-11th March 2018 – Fully Subscribed

At BVAC Wellers Hill

Course cost $180

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 14 February – 7.00 pm – General Meeting followed by:  Silent Auction – Bookbinding Equipment and Materials.

Wed 14 March – 7.00 pm – General Meeting followed by:  Stories from a Japan Paper-making Trip.

Wed 11 April – 7.00 pm – Annual General Meeting.

Wed 9 May – 7.00 pm – General Meeting.

Northern Suburbs Meetings:

Meeting at:

Artisan Guild Workshop
Cnr Maitland and Old Bay Roads

Next meeting:




Open Days:

These are a wonderful opportunity for members to access the QBG shop, equipment and senior member’s expertise.

Sunday 24 June 2018 – 9:30-12 at BVAC