ABC2014NZ International Conference


The conference will be in Auckland in 2014

Auckland University of Technology in the CBD is the conference venue.

Provisional Programme

Friday 24thOctober                Informal welcome.
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th    Conference Papers/demonstrations
Saturday 25th evening           Conference dinner
Monday 27th Public holiday   Post conference tours/visits/workshops

Keynote speaker confirmed, Julie Chen 

Julie is an internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited 
edition artists’ books under the Flying Fish Press imprint for over 25 years. 
She is an associate professor of book art at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Keynote speaker confirmed, Dominic Riley

Dominic studied at the London College of Printing and has worked in London, New York and San Francisco, where he founded the bindery at the Center for the Book. He teaches in the USA and across the UK, and is an accredited lecturer with the National Association of Fine and Decorative Art Societies.

The winners of the 2nd Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2013 have been announced and full details  can be found on the DB website. The first prize was awarded to Dominic Riley from the United Kingdom for a binding made of brown and black goatskin which depicts the story of Pyramus and Thisbe in a landscape of a forest lit by the full moon with the names of the lovers half hidden in the stars. The winner of the first prize was awarded £10,000 and the binding has been given to the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.