Category Archives: Techniques

PPA: Southern get-together

Last week saw us meeting on the south side of Sydney with some of our slightly more distant members.  The theme was book construction and we had several finished examples to check out as well as some works in progress … Continue reading

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Abaca paper, or should we call it yarn?

Last week our member (and group president) Dinah proudly showed off her just-completed girdle book. So what are girdle books? Simply put, they were originally small portable books worn by medieval European monks, clergymen and aristocratic nobles as a costume … Continue reading

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PPA: Plant fibre cook-up

By Claire Brach Last week at the studio we got the coppers out as everyone arrived with an array of plant fibres in various states of readiness for boiling. We chopped, stuffed into bags, added water to the coppers, heated, … Continue reading

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PPA: In the studio

Our new studio was busy on Monday with several members making paper using the new press.  Dinah had the Holland beater in action, churning and pulping denim.  She produced a huge bucket of pulp which we eagerly dipped into. However, … Continue reading

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Call for entries: Works on Paper Award

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper – open to all artists in Australia – is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper.  It is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection. … Continue reading

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Artists’ Book Award

2019 acquisitions are currently on display as part of the larger exhibition Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years since 2011 Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world. All selected … Continue reading

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Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre: Official Opening

By Claire Brach Saturday was the official opening of our refurbished paper-making studio.  Not entirely sure I should be calling it that as we share the space with some other groups , each of whom have a very different focus … Continue reading

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