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Same Page Art Book Fair 
Presented by Gertrude and Perimeter

Same Page Art Book Fair
Same Page Art Book Fair

Book Launch
Saturday 2 September 2023, 1:00am

Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street, Preston South

2 – 3 September | 11am – 5pm 
Launch Party | 2 September, 5 – 7pm

Perimeter and Gertrude partnered to present the Same Page art book fair. The event was focused on innovative independent publishers and small-scale local imprints. The fair was held at Gertrude Contemporary over the weekend of 2–3 September from 11am–5pm.

Same Page brought together a select network of imprints, publishers and distributors who share a commitment to supporting local artists, writers and thinkers. The bespoke art book fair was a community-oriented event, highlighting the practices of small presses and collective activities in contemporary art publishing.
Alongside a curated selection of stalls, Same Page featured public programs and book launches all weekend. 

Food and drinks were served by our creative culinary friends at Long Prawn.

PUBLIC PROGRAM: Saturday 2 September

11.45am   Welcome to Country 

12pm        Panel Discussion | Book Design Under Inflation

1pm          Poetry Reading | Read the Room

2pm          Panel Discussion | What is Book? 

3pm          Room For More: New Recipes for the Common Cookbook 

5-7pm       Launch Party | DJ Tandem Reserve

PUBLIC PROGRAM: Sunday 3 September

12pm        The Silent Army Archive 

1pm          Panel Discussion | Where do Books Belong? 

2pm          Panel Discussion | Prototypical Architecture Publishing 

3-5pm       Closing Drinks | DJ Muggaga 


acb press
Bad News Books
Books at Manic 
Bookshop by Uro 
Common Room Editions
Debris Magazine 
Demure Mag
Good Sport Magazine 
Knowledge Editions 
Negative Press
Platypus Publication
Quiet Publishing
Slow Burn Books
Soft Stir 
Sonntag Press 
Stolon Press
Stray Pages
Tall Poppy Press
Tart Magazine 
Tempo Haus 
un Projects 

Identity design for Same Page: Narelle Brewer

The Same Page Art Book Fair is presented in partnership with Perimeter and is supported by Business Victoria.

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Gertrude Contemporary

Wurundjeri Country
21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

Wurundjeri Country
44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm