Wimble’s Wayzgoose – Bookbinding with Adele Outteridge

Creative Bookmaking: Concertina and Coptic Binding

Two Day workshop

Saturday 29 April and Sunday 30 April 2017

10.00am – 4.30pm

@ NERAM, Armidale

Concertina binding is one of the most versatile of book structures incorporating a folded spine, many or few sections, soft or hard covers and many variations to pages and structure leading to many exciting sculptural effects. It is an ideal structure for beginners or more experienced book artists. Coptic binding is a very old form of bookbinding, dating from about the fourth century AD.

In this two day workshop students shall explore a variation of Coptic binding. This will produce a hard covered, multi-section book where the sewing forms attractive chains across the exposed spine. This book form is very versatile and is ideal for journals, sketchbooks etc. Participants will be encouraged to use a variety of papers to create individual books and to explore the sculptural qualities of books as well as using them as containers for images, text, poetry resources, memorabilia, etc.

Adele Outteridge gained her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 1967 and then worked as an Experimental Scientist at CSIRO for some years. She studied graphic design and has attended workshops and courses in design, book arts, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, even taxidermy. She now lives in Brisbane and runs The Studio West End (established 1998) with fellow artist Wim de Vos. Adele has participated in several artist in residence projects in schools, galleries, and one in the Ramingining Aboriginal Community in remote Northern Australia In 2003 she was invited to teach at the prestigious Arrowmont School, Tennessee and at the Women’s Studio Workshop, New York. Her work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely and is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally including the State Library of Queensland, Yale University Art Gallery, regional galleries, schools and university collections Her work has appeared in many publications including Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding series and Masters: Book Arts (Lark Books).


Includes cut lunch, tea and coffee.

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