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Even more on the Tongan Book Arts Project

April 6, 2011

Remember the Book Arts Collaboration in Tonga that I keep talking about?

The project officially has a title and website now, with beautiful studio photographs of the artists’ works: Manulua Bookart. Be sure to click over and check it out.

The show is already slated to exhibit in the UK, but if you’re aware of any galleries (anywhere!) that would be interested in exhibiting the show, please let us know.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2011 8:07 am

    Beautiful product very inspiring:)

  2. ellen buchert permalink
    August 11, 2011 3:08 pm

    lily, the university of utah in utah, usa, has an annual(i think) art book show. also, it might be worth contacting the museum of art at brigham young university. there is a book binding course at byu, as well as a wonderful college of art, and a lot of interest in hand made books. was a show of hand printed, hand made paper, hand bound at the byu library 2 years ago. i’d love to see your show.


    • Lili permalink*
      August 11, 2011 11:24 pm

      Hi Ellen,

      This collaboration was done with BYU–I believe it will be exhibited at the gallery in the HFAC, though I haven’t heard when it is due to happen. I’ll try to announce it on the blog when I find out.

      I graduated from BYU, and was heavily involved in the bookbinding programs there, and recently I’ve become more involved with the U’s book arts program, too (I taught there last fall as a visiting instructor for the semester).

      We’re lucky to have some great resources and such a high level of interest locally!

  3. Francesca permalink
    May 9, 2018 5:23 am

    Hi! I was so thrilled to find out that there are is a group of local Tongan artists designing book! would like to know if you know of any bookarts classes on the island of Vava’u.. I will be going to Tonga in July. I’m a graphic artist and plan to design a book after my trip to Tonga this whale season. I would it to be as authentic as possible.. :)


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