I try to teach at the Sturt Craft School each year if I can; they have marvellous Summer and Winter Schools where you live-in at the adjoining Frensham School and attend classes every day for a week, so it’s wonderfully intensive.*
In early November over 70 bookbinders from all over Australia came together for the first time in 27 years. The first conference was held in Canberra, and this one was too, thanks to the remarkable energy of Joy and John Tonkin along with a subcommittee of the Canberra Guild.
Books to Hold or Let Go is an upcoming exhibition at Canberra’s Craft ACT gallery.
Opening on 14 May at 6pm, Books to Hold or Let Go showcases Australian and international binders working with the text of Ampersand Duck’s fine press publication Poems to Hold or Let Go by Rosemary Dobson and Rosalind Atkins. The exhibition will run until 20 June, and associated events (floor talks or readings) are being negotiated. Continue reading
Books to Hold or Let Go was a group exhibition of bookbinding responses to a single book: Poems to Hold or Let Go by Rosemary Dobson, a fine press volume designed and published by myself, Ampersand Duck, in 2008.
The exhibition opened on May 14, 2009 at Canberra’s Craft ACT gallery and continued through to June 20, 2009. Continue reading