Events and News


Regular Guild meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street, Hughes on the second Thursday of every alternate month: February, April, June, August, October, December.

Saturday drop-ins are held March, May, July, September, November. Check blog for details.

Meeting (Thursday evening) outlines for 2020:

 February 13, 2020

BIND CHALLENGE 2020 announced.

Activity – Postcard from Japan

While on a walking tour in Japan in autumn 2019, Vicki walked 250km, discovered books, printing, paper making and was invited to the studio of a bookbinder. Hear about and see the discoveries without leaving Canberra.

April 9, 2020 – Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

June 11, 2020 – Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

August, 13 2020

AGM: please make sure your membership is current and come along and discuss the achievements of your Guild and what’s in store in the year ahead.

Activity – Art of the Fold, One Sheet Books

Guild 2020 – please bring along your books for the members exhibition.

October 8, 2020

Activity – Tiny Tomes, Grolier Club, NY

Talk by Joy Tonkin on the exhibition A Matter of Size: Miniature Texts and Bindings from the collection of Patricia J. Pistner, held at the Grolier Club, NY in 2019 .

December 12, 2020

Bind Challenge 2020 – Ecce Mundus: Industrial Ideals and the Book Beautiful text block for binding

Bind Challenge, an evening in the Doves Bindery of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson.

Who will receive the gift for participating in the 2020 challenge ? Enjoy light refreshments while members speak about the design, materials, binding style and the making of their entry in the ‘pop up’ exhibition.


Check out our dedicated Workshops page.


GUILD 2020 exhibition of members work Mezzanine Gallery, Civic Library, London Circuit, Canberra City. Friday 11 September 2020 to Saturday 3 October 2020 during normal library hours.