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PO Box 115N, Ballarat North 3350
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Geoffrey Ricardo

Aust Bookplate Design Awards

10th March – 13th April 2016 Opening night Friday 10th March. Exhibition of over 350 ‘Ex Libris’ from the 2015, 5th biennial Australian Bookplate Design Awards announced in December 2015. This award has prizes totalling $15,000 and is the richest bookplate design award in the world. Bookplates or Ex Libris are a fascinating art form that has engaged artists, book lovers and collectors for centuries. The exhibition includes winning designs from multiple categories including the overall winner Geoffrey Ricardo (Etching and Aquatint) and International section winner Rumen Nistorov from Romania. Winners in other categories on exhibit include Megan Fisher, Janie Frith and Jeremy Thorpe.

This years exhibition includes entries from Australia, Norway, USA, Italy, France, Bulgaria & India. The Keith Wingrove Memorial Trust conducts The Australian Bookplate Design Award, among Australian and international artists, graphic designers and students.The purpose of the competition is to increase interest in and to attract publicity to the artistic value of bookplates. Although the competition is referred to as “Australian”, the 2015 Design Awards included a prize category for International artists for the first time. There are other prizes for specific types of bookplates and for designs by primary and secondary school students.

Wonderful variety

Vanessa Craven

So happy with the framing of my cross-stitch. Matt-board colours and frame really sets off the work.

Valda Taylor

Never been in this shop before but I love it!

April Turner

Fabulous work – all very different and beautifully presented

Jen Fawley

Excellent and well presented . Courteous and friendly staff.

Marg Pitman

The best we have seen today, don’t expect to see any better (BIFB)

Ian Macmillan

Fantastic display of a deafblind person’s artwork. Thank you.

Cate Larcombe

Wonderful to see Pro Hart collection

Ryan family

Fantastic quality photographic prints!. Than you!

John Hay

Thank you for all your hard work in making my photos look fantastic for my exhibition. Amazing finish, excellent service, you have made the whole experience a pleasure.

Shanna Love

“Have been coming here for 5 years to get my pictures framed, getting my 12th one done now! They look striking in my home” S.H

“What a wonderful team you have here” K.S.

“Many thanks for such a wonderful job with this tapestry. Such care and attention to detail – couldn’t be more thrilled” C.M.

“Thankyou so much for your valued patience, assistance & good humour you extended to us in framing our series of certificates. We greatly appreciated it and were thrilled with the results.” S.W.

“The last framing you did for us was brilliant, here’s some more.” L.B. 

“Thankyou so much I am really happy with the botanical prints and your framing. Thankyou for all your help and for making it so easy.” N. 

“Beautiful work (framing) provided gracefully at short notice. The whole experience was such a pleasure. Thank you.” E.& A.

“Thanks for your advice and help in framing my print which has been part of the Next Gen Exhibition at Ballarat Art Gallery” J.A.  

“Really pleased with the print and frame – it’s awesome thanks.”  Melissa

“Excellent craftsmanship in framing” J. Healy

“I always receive excellent service for my framing. Professional & friendly’  Tony Lenten

Fantastic / Sensational (fine-art printing) Dean Homicki