25 September 2023

Libraries have designs on Design Festival

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Libraries ACT is to celebrate the Design Canberra Festival this month with a range of workshops, talks and events on building, design and architecture.

Announcing the move, Director of Libraries ACT, Vanessa Little said Canberra had long been home to a number of cutting edge designs and designers.

“This month we are giving Canberrans the opportunity to explore all stages of the creative process,” Ms Little said.

“For younger audiences on 10 November we have the STEAM Story Time, where we will use well known children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, to explore elements of design and architecture.”

She said that on 10 and 11 November there would also be 3D printing demonstrations.

“We have the Design Your Own Bookplate event on 10 and 17 November, where local digital designer, Paul Summerfield will help you create your own personalised bookplate,” Ms Little said.

“This is followed by the Canberra Quilter: Designing With Fabric event on 24 November, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the history and developments of quilt design, and the artistic possibilities this craft presents.”

She said there were also have two author talks during the month — Trish Ollman (pictured), author of Dear Alice: Wartime Letters from a Soldier to His Wife, and Gabrielle Reid, author of The Things We Can’t Undo.

Ms Little said all Libraries ACT programs and events were free, however bookings were essential as places can be limited.

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