The following is a list of Australian research resources, past and present (under development). This is not a site for advertising products, classes or events. Suggestions for inclusion are welcome. Australian presses, imprints and artist groups are listed separately.

Associations Exhibitions: Major Surveys Letterpress
Exhibitions: open call & competitions
Libraries and Collections

Fellowships & Residencies Online Resources

Galleries Papermaking

Conferences, Symposia
and Events
Institutions Printmaking


ONLINE RESOURCES                          back to top

Artist Books 3.0 : social networking for book artists

Artists Books Online, showcase for book artists who make unique or editions<50. Costs money to join. Look under Search -> Region -> Australia.

Centre for Fine Print Research: Book Arts, University of Western England, Bristol: many Australian artists and events in their records

Charles Sturt University Art Books website: Charles Sturt University, NSW

Letterpress in Australia: a new website by David Bolton collating letterpress resources in Australia

SCU Library guide to Artists’ Books, Southern Cross University, NSW

State Library of Qld digitised artists’ books, QLD

Trove: an online uber-catalogue of books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more


EXHIBITIONS: MAJOR SURVEYS (not by individuals)

Artist’s Books, 2011. Monash University Library, Clayton, 28 Sept – 25 Nov 2011. (Not all Australian books, but many included)

Contemporary Australian Artists Books: Without Boundaries, 2008. Art Gallery of NSW Research Library, 1-12 Dec 2008.

Freestyle Books, 2008. State Library of Queensland Gallery, 27 June – 12 Oct 2008. Blog report. Exhibition flier.

Unbound/Bound, 2013. Macquarie University Art Gallery and Library Exhibition Space, 31 July – 7 Sept 2013. Catalogue. Associated events.



Banyule Award for Works on Paper, Banyule City Council (Ivanhoe), VIC

Blarney Books & Art Biblio-Art competition, annual, Port Fairy, VIC

East Gippsland Art Gallery’s Award for Artists’ Books, bi-annual, VIC

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Supported by Little Creatures, annual, WA

Libris Awards: bi-annual, Artspace Mackay, QLD

National Works on Paper Awards, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC

Books: Works of Imagination, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD. 2001-2007 (no archive)

Silk Cut Lino & Awards, annual, VIC



Book, Art, Object, Maker: CODEX Australia Symposium & Book Fair, Melbourne VIC, 2014

Focus on Books I, II, III, IV, V: Artspace Mackay, QLD, 2004-2010

Freestyle Books: State Library of Queensland, 2008. Also catalogue flier and review ref.

Impact 7: Intersections & Counterpoints: Monash University, VIC, 2011

Melbourne Rare Books Week: 2012 to present, mid July annually, Melbourne VIC.

NGA Print Symposia, ACT, 1987 to present



Otago University Printer-in-Residence Programme, NZ

SLQ Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Fellowships, QLD

SLV Creative Fellowships, VIC



ANU: Petr Herel GIW collection, artists’ books, drawings, printwork and ephemera

Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, Artists’ Book Library, Sydney: public access by appointment

Deakin University, VIC: Artists’ Book Collection

Manly Art Gallery, NSW: Artists’ Book Collection

Monash University Library: Artists’ Books, Rare Books collection

National Library of Australia, ACT

State Library of New South Wales, Rare Books Collection

State Library of Queensland: Artists’ Books and Fine Press Books/ History of the Book

State Library of South Australia

LINC Tasmania: Books and manuscripts

Southen Cross University: Artist Book Collection

State Library of Victoria: History of the Book, Mirror of the World

State Library of Western Australia: Rare Books


GALLERIES             back to top

Artspace Mackay, QLD

Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

East Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

Grahame Galleries & Editions, QLD

Hand Held Gallery, VIC

National Gallery of Australia: Australian Prints & Books, ACT

Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD (no website at present)



Adelaide College of the Arts, SA: Easy Book Making, Make a Zine

ANU School of Art, ACT: Book design, Typography (Text in Art)

Canberra School of Art, Graphic Investigations Workshop, ACT: 1977-1997

Edith Cowan University, WA: Fold Imprint + Artists books: Materiality of Word and Image

Monash University, VIC: Artists’ Books

RMIT, VIC: Artists Books

Southern Cross University: no specific course, but artist books are encouraged.

University of South Australia, SA: Printmaking Image and Text

University of Tasmania, TAS: The Artists’ Book

University of WA, WA: Art of the Graphic Novel


BOOKSHOPS (that stock or support non-commercial publications)             back to top

Artisan Books, Melbourne (1991-2014). Closed.

Sticky Institute, Melbourne (zines; also has good online shop and links to other zines suppliers)


ASSOCIATIONS            back to top

Auslit: Australian Book History and Print Culture

Bibliographic Society of Australia & New Zealand (BSANZ)

The Book Collectors’ Society of Australia

CODEX Australia (Disbanded)

History of the Book in Australia (HOBA)

New Australian Bookplate Society

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)


BOOKBINDING             back to top

Bookbinding Exhibitions Australia, formal organisation 2003-08, still operating informally. Now Australian Bookbinders Inc (?)

Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild, ACT

NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders

QLD Bookbinders’ Guild

The Victorian Bookbinders’ Guild

Western Australian Craft Bookbinders’ Guild


CALLIGRAPHY                  back to top

Australian Calligraphy Guilds


LETTERPRESS (traditional)            back to top

Ancora Press, Art, Design & Architecture Faculty, Monash University, VIC

College of Fine Arts (COFA), NSW

Design College Australia, QLD

Melbourne Museum of Printing, VIC

Museum of Printing at NERAM, NSW

Penrith Museum of Printing, NSW

Queanbeyan Printing Museum, NSW


PAPERMAKING            back to top

IAPMA Australia

Papermakers of Victoria

Papermakers of Queensland

Papermakers Guild of Western Australia


PRINTMAKING               back to top

ANZ Printmakers Press Register  register your press to share knowledge and parts

Australian Print Workshop, VIC

Print Council of Australia (publication: Imprint Magazine)

Megalo Print Access, ACT



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