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The Canberra Craft Bookbinders guild are holding their 2017 conference, at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra 25 – 27 March 2017. In association with this the Guild will be holding the 2017 Australian Contemporary Bookbinding Exhibition. Exhibition dates and venue are: 10th February till 28th March 2017, CraftACT Gallery, Canberra.

The Objects and Electron Special Interest Groups are holding a joint Symposium, 8 to 10 February 2017 at Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia. The theme will be ‘The Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods’, and will encompass the following areas of research and enquiry:

  • Media art
  • Contemporary art
  • Digital collections
  • Modern materials
  • New or innovative use of conservation materials or practice

The program is expected to consist of two days of presentations and one day of workshops.