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22 February — 22 February

10:00 am — 4:00 pm



Photographic Books: an Intro to DIY Bookmaking

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Introduction to book design using a series of photographs to make a finished photo book.

In this workshop you will be guided to use the online publication design program Blurb to create a photo book – design, publish, print and distribute.
Aishah Kenton and Sean Davey from the Pacific Centre for Photographic Arts will share some of their favourite tangible objects – photographic artist books and work with you to use accessible tools to combine your images and design a book from your images that you can produce as a one-off item or re-print to share with family, friends and fans.
Learn formatting, technical and production considerations and start your own digital photo book in the workshop. This is a great skill for artists and creatives to learn as it can be used as a creative and artistic tool but also as a professional folio to communicate your practice.

“The great thing about these online photographic book-publishing programs is that they allow you to more easily create your own book. The fact that as an artist, you can now publish your own book with low costs, anytime after you’ve created a body of work, is incredible. In doing this, it helps you visualise your work in a final product. The guidelines in online book publishing programs make it a lot easier to format and provide a huge introduction to book design principles.” Aishah Kenton

Items supplied:
Existing photo books for inspiration and demonstration, wifi,5 hrs tuition, tea, coffee and lunch
What to bring:
Laptop with Blurb software downloaded
Access to all the digital images you wish to work with

Date: Tuesday 22 February, 10am – 4pm.
Where: Studio C, NorthSite at Bulmba-ja. Please arrive at 9:45pm to settle in.
Cost: $120 pp. NorthSite Members pay $20pp (discounted rate of $100). Phone to book 0740509494.
Max 10 participants.

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22nd February 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
07 4050 9498
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