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.

Events Workshops & Courses

Please note all courses and workshops (except for the introductory course) shown here are for the exclusive benefit of QBG members.


Introductory Course: November 2017

At BVAC Wellers Hill

Course cost $180

Please use application form and payment details 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


June –no evening meeting this month but an Open Day for members from 9am to 1pm on Sunday 25 June.

Wed 12 July – 7.00 pm – General Meeting followed by “Slim Volume Binding – Shoulders and Barbers’ Recipes”  by June McNicol.

Wed 9 August – 7.00 pm – General Meeting followed by “Artist book-making and Printmaking” by  Adele Outteridge and Wim de Vos.


Sun 6 August – 9.00am – Presentation Boxes by Daniel Ibbott.