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Leparello Workshop - Make Your Own Fold Out Art Book

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A unique cultural arts workshop in a historic art gallery

If you are looking to give a loved one a thoughtful handmade gift this Christmas, take note of this fun creative workshop with artisan Meei Yun.

Held at Incinerator Gallery on Saturday 24 November 2018 from 2pm, the Leparello Workshop will show you how to make a classic leparello (concertina fold) art book.

A leparello can be used as a journal, art book, photo album or fold out display book for small artworks and photos.

This will make a great Christmas gift for a friend or family member and the foundational techniques used to construct a leparello can be used to make more complex books and bookbinding methods.

Workshop facilitator Meei Yun has a long history in historical document restoration and preservation. Through this work, she discovered a passion for making and binding her own books, using traditional techniques and handmade, specially sourced papers and materials.

The fee for the workshop is $50 or $40 concession and includes all materials for a leparello book, take home instructions, and a delicious afternoon tea featuring traditional Taiwanese sweets.

The workshop is held in an encouraging and supportive environment and all are welcome to join in the fun! Why not get your friends together and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of arts and crafts!

Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited. Secure your place today at

For more information on this unique workshop, please click here.


This workshop is a part of a series in the Connected Cultures-Empowered Communities (CC-EC) Project run by North Melbourne Language & Learning. The CC-EC Project aims to provide intercultural exchange and learning opportunities. Workshop facilitators are local community members who are supported through a series of training and mentoring programs to confidently deliver a workshop that showcases their traditional arts, and places value on their unique cultural knowledge and skills, thus supporting skills development and employment pathways.

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When: Saturday 24 November 2018 at 2pm - 5pm
Where: Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039, Australia
Cost: $50 / $40 concession
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