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Artist Book Group - a creative offshoot of the Qld Bookbinders' Guild
As a creative initiative within the Qld Bookbinders' Guild, Sandy Johnson has started an Artist Book Group with a focus on sharing techniques and general interest in handcrafted artist books. 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. The group meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss various aspects of book arts, and have a 'show and tell' session, followed by information sharing in the form of a demonstration or mini workshop. There is also time to work on your own projects most of the time. Location: BVAC, 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi Time: 1-3pm (though sometimes extends to 4pm) Visit for more information. The Artist Book Group is $2 per session for members of QBG, with some equipment and materials provided. Also includes afternoon tea. Non-members will need to join (or rejoin) the QBG to continue participation beyond the first free visit. See for further information about the Queensland Bookbinders Guild and what they do.

BVAC Arts Hub

140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi. Next to Wellers Hill School. · Brisbane

What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in bookbinding, book crafts, artist books, and handmade books in general. All skill levels are welcome. Throughout the year, we'll cover a huge variety of different bookbinding styles, demonstrating and practicing everything from handstitched leatherbound notebooks, to folded paper mini-books, to Japanese stab-bound books, to Coptic-sewn sketchbooks/scrapbooks, and everything in between. I started this group to meet other bookbinding/book-crafts enthusiasts, and to bring us together on a regular basis to encourage sharing of our bookbinding projects, ideas and skills. Monthly Masterclass workshops will also be on offer (all materials, templates, and instructions provided; costing between $50-$120pp for a 4hr weekend workshop) for anyone keen to learn new techniques from a professional bookbinding tutor.

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