Handmade Bookmaking: A talk by Tara Books Past Event

Handmade Bookmaking: A talk by Tara Books


Thu 18 May 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Free, booking required


503 Sydney Road, Coburg VIC, Australia


Join Tara Books’ Head of Production C. Arumugam for a presentation on the art of handmade bookmaking and an overview of the collaborative principles that guide and inspire the work of the independent publishing house. Known for its experimental and richly illustrated books, Tara Books is busy bringing the physical book back into focus in an age writing its obituary.

Presented by C. Arumugam
C. Arumugam is the Head of Production at Tara Books. Initially a theatre actor, he started his screen-printing career printing visiting cards from his home as a source of extra income. Soon he came to be known for his excellent quality of work and his screen-printing career grew into a full-time job. He has worked with Tara Books since their very first project and has since gained a great level of expertise in many modes of printing including: offset-printing, letterpress printing and riso printing. He now runs a fair-trade residential printing workshop and has been integral in pioneering the process of making affordable, artist's books made completely by hand.

Jan Brueggemeier Moderator

Troppo Print Studio Participant

Troppo is an artist-run open access screen-printing studio, that harbours creative approaches to artistic practice using a collaborative and economic framework of production.

A space that skews the binaries of high and low art to offer fertile ground for conversation and collaborative exchange. Through screen-printing workshops, experimental happenings, like the Screen Print Social Club, and commissioned exchanges, Troppo Print Studio revels in the potential of process based making and printed matter to share and disseminate ideas.