EXHIBITION OF HAND BOUND BOOKS
Kindle your interest in the permanence and beauty of books hand bound and exhibited by members of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders. Traditional hand tooled bindings in leather and vellum in the English and European styles by Sydney professional binders will be shown; others will represent contemporary design bindings in which the binder expresses a response to the text of the book. Members of the Study Groups will show a Chinese scroll, medieval Coptic and Islamic books. Come and see artist and architectural books, which focus on artistic content, rather than text. Some of these books will also form an exhibition called Library Bound which will be circulated to interested Libraries, so that people can see how a book is made and watch a member demonstrate how a book is hand sewn. Bookbinding is deeply historical and tells the story of our shared heritage in all cultures and from all continents.
Viewing of this collection is free to all.
Where: NSW Writers Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Road, Rozelle
Dates: May 4th to 30th 2012
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm
Transport by car: Enter at the traffic lights in Balmain Rd opposite Cecily Street, or, at lights on the corner of Perry and Wharf Roads, opposite Orange Grove School and follow the green signs to the Writers Centre.
Bus: 440 and 445 stop on Balmain Road near both entrances. 500 series buses stop on Victoria Road near Balmain Road.
Lilyfield Light Rail stops in Lilyfield Road
Please forward to interested friends.