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.
WORKSHOPS & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Check out our dedicated Workshops page.
CURRENT / UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
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.