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Melbourne Film Night – Graphic Novels! Melbourne!

The Australian Book Designers Association invites ABDA members and friends in Melbourne to drinks and a free screening of Graphic Novels! Melbourne!

This film uncovers an energetic, diverse and productive comics culture on the streets of Melbourne. It investigates the life and work of four graphic novelists in particular: Pat Grant, Nicki Greenberg, Mandy Ord and Bruce Mutard.

There are also interviews with four international comic book luminaries: Scott McCloud, Shaun Tan, Dylan Horrocks and Paul Gravett, all of whom lend their perspective to the development of comics culture in Melbourne.

Director and graphic novelist Bernard Caleo will introduce the film and show some of the books featured in the film!

Watch the trailer of Graphic Novels! Melbourne!

Details

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • Drinks from 7pm; film screening starts at 8pm
  • LongPlay Cinema & Bar
    318 St Georges Road
    Fitzroy North, Melbourne
    (Tram No. 11, Stop 24)
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This is a free event for ABDA members and friends. Seats are limited and bookings are essential.

To book this event email Jen on info@abda.com.au.

Introducing the New ABDA Committee

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Australian Book Designers Association Inc. was held on Tuesday 1 August.

The following ABDA members were elected to serve on the committee for the next 12 months:

President Mark Campbell

Vice President Alissa Dinallo

Secretary Adam Laszczuk

Treasurer Imogen Stubbs

Committee Members

The Annual Report of the Association, as presented at the AGM, is now available to download (PDF).

If you have any questions about the committee, the annual report or anything else, please get in touch via info@abda.com.au.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Election of Committee.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Book Designers Association will be held on Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Melbourne location
Activity Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre,
251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Sydney location
Room 735, Level 7, UTS School of Design,
702 Harris Street, Ultimo

Time
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (please arrive at 6:15pm to allow for recording attendance).

The ordinary business of the Annual General Meeting is:

(a) to receive and consider the annual report of the Committee and the financial statements for the preceding financial year;
(b) to elect the members of the Committee; and
(c) to confirm or vary the amounts of the annual subscription.

Only paid up members of ABDA may vote or be nominated. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please email info@abda.com.au with your details.

Proxy Vote
A financial member of the Association may appoint another financial member to vote on his or her behalf at the Annual General Meeting. A proxy form is available below for members who cannot attend the meeting. This includes Company members, if the person representing the Company is not the registered contact. Proxy forms must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017.

Absentee Vote
A financial member of the Association may vote for committee members in advance of the meeting by filling out the Absentee Voting form (to be circulated one week prior to the AGM, with the nominee statements).

The PDF for proxy, nomination and agenda can be downloaded here: 2017 AGM and Nomination Form.

Hand Lettering Typography Workshop

The Australian Book Designers Association invite ABDA members and friends in Melbourne to a Hand Lettering Typography Workshop for beginners.

During this four hour workshop, participants will learn how to master the brush pen with Eliza Svikulis of Melbourne lettering girl gang, The Letterettes.

Workshop participants will start with basic strokes and letter construction in upper and lowercase and practice subtle differences in style and layout to create tone for various applications.

The workshop includes take-home pens and tips booklet, practice sheets and paper, don’t miss out book now, email Jen on info@abda.com.au to secure your place!

 

Details

  • When: Saturday 22 July 2017
  • Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Cost: ABDA Members $50 & Non Members $70
  • Where: Multipurpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library
  • Address: 251 Faraday Street, Carlton
  • Map

Places are limited, email Jen on info@abda.com.au to secure your place.

A Josef Albers Showcase — Interaction of Colour

The Australian Book Designers Association invite ABDA members and friends in Sydney to a Joseph Albers Showcase — Interaction of Colour. Joseph Albers’s 1963 book Interaction of Color provided the most comprehensive analysis of the function and perception of color to date and profoundly influenced art education and artistic practice, especially Color Field painting and Minimalism, in the twentieth century. This showcase event will give ABDA members and friends the opportunity to view some of Albers’s limited edition silk screen prints and more.

Details

  • When: Wednesday 19 July 2017
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Library
  • Address: Corner of Ultimo Rd & Quay Street Haymarket, Sydney
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This is a free event however places are limited, bookings are essential.
Email Jen on info@abda.com.au to secure your place.

Book Design in Contemporary Australia – Panel Discussion

The Australian Book Designers Association in partnership with the State Library Of Victoria, as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week, invite ABDA members and friends to a panel discussion exploring the art of book cover design in contemporary Australia. Featuring our expert panel of award winning designers (and ABDA members) Stuart Geddes, Regine Abos and Josh Durham, chaired by WH Chong, Design Director at Text Publishing and founding member of the Australian Book Design Association.

 

Details

  • When: Wednesday 5 July 2017
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Where: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette,
  • Address: Entrance 3, La Trobe St Melbourne, VIC 3000
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This is a free event however bookings are essential Book Now to secure your place.

A Conversation with Gita Wolf in Melbourne

The Australian Book Designers Association invite you to a conversation with Gita Wolf. Gita established the independent publishing house Tara Books in Chennai, India in 1994. Tara Books is run as a collective and advocates that “design is not decoration or embellishment, but basic to how a book creates meaning.” In addition to publishing award winning books that encourage collaboration between writers, designers and artisans, Tara Books created a trust to support education and research as well as a bookmaking workshop that supports local artisans.
The event will include Gita showing two short films and a collection of books.

 

Details

  • When:Wednesday 7 June 2017
  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Where: Black Inc Books
  • Address: Level 1, 221 Drummond St Carlton (corner of Grattan St)
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Places are limited, to RSVP for this event email Jen on info@abda.com.au

This is a free event for ABDA members.

 

 

 

Melbourne Film Night – Far Out isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Join ABDA for drinks and a free screening of Far Out isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story 

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. This 98-minute film combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation from over 70 years worth of art from the renegade children’s book author and illustrator.

 

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Details

  • Wednesday 17 May 2017
  • Drinks from 7pm; film screening starts at 8pm
  • LongPlay Cinema & Bar
    318 St Georges Road
    Fitzroy North, Melbourne
    (Tram No. 11, Stop 24)
  • Map

This is a free event for ABDA members and friends. Seats are very limited and bookings are essential.

To book this event email Jen on info@abda.com.au.

The 65th Australian Book Design Awards

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Join the Australian Book Designers Association on Friday 26 May to celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia in 2016.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Australian Book Design Awards 2017

This year the Australian Book Design Awards party returns to Giant Dwarf in Sydney. There will be fabulous food and drinks—including Melbourne Gin Company cocktails on arrival and the ABDA show bag packed full of literary goodies. DJ Kill Fee will be blasting out the beats so put your dancing shoes on and join us for a sensational night out. Don’t delay—this event will sell out.

Time: 7pm till late

Venue: Giant Dwarf

Address: 199 Cleveland St Redfern NSW

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Doors will open at 7pm and the on stage proceedings will commence at 8pm.

Parking is limited to street parking only. Giant Dwarf is very accessible by train, equidistant from Central and Redfern Train Stations.

If you need any further information please email Jen on info@abda.com.au

ABDA gratefully acknowledges this event would not be possible without the support and generosity of our SPONSORS.

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Design Inspired Rare Book Event in Sydney

The Australian Book Designers Association in partnership with the State Library of New South Wales invite ABDA members in Sydney to a special viewing highlighting some of the 20th century design resources available in the Library’s collection. Items on display will include the screen print for Martin Sharp’s psychedelic cover illustration for Oz featuring Bob Dylan and A specimen book of Pattern Papers designed for use at the Curwen Press, 1928.

When: Thursday 23rd February 5.30 pm

Venue: The State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street

Meeting in the Foyer of the Mitchell Library for a 5.30pm start.

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This is a free event, places are strictly limited—bookings are essential.
Contact Jen on info@abda.com.au to secure your place.

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