Same Page Art Book Fair

Same Page Art Book Fair hosted by Gertrude Contemporary

The Same Page Art Book Fair is hosted by Gertrude Contemporary in partnership with Perimeter Books, held across two days in September. The art book fair showcases local retailers, independent publishers, printers and artists in a hub for exciting art-related publishing, as well as featuring talks and book launches from artists and publishers.

Food and drink available, Accessible, Series, Loud music / sound elements



Gertrude is Australia’s leading incubator of contemporary art. Respected nationally and internationally, Gertrude has proven our impact for over 30 years shaping the careers of Australia’s most celebrated artists. As a non-commercial and independent space, Gertrude offers artists freedom for risk-taking, innovation and ambition. Our artistic program – including our studio and exhibition program – is unique in its equal emphasis on the production and presentation of contemporary art.

This enables us to back great artists to explore new ideas and present risk-taking work at pivotal points in their careers. Gertrude gives audiences unique insight into the creative development of artists. Our audiences engage with risk-taking, formative moments that define artist careers. 

Gertrude Contemporary Website



Perimeter is a specialised bookstore, award-winning publisher, distribution house and platform for various art publishing endeavours in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2011, Perimeter Books stocks a selective range of independently published books, editions and zines spanning photography, art, theory, text and the more lateral ends of design and architecture.

The store also curates an active program of exhibitions, talks, launches, workshops and consultations, and co-presents Volume: Another Art Book Fair with Printed Matter Inc. (NY) and Artspace (Sydney). In 2012, Perimeter launched its in-house publishing imprint Perimeter Editions, which has since gone on to publish more than seventy titles, winning several awards and exhibiting at key art book fairs in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Perimeter Editions also publishes two biennial book prizes – the Perimeter Small Book Prize and the PHOTO x Perimeter International Photobook Prize. Perimeter Distribution, the business’s wholesale arm, began trade in 2013, and now represents some of the world’s leading independent photography, art, design and theory publishers.

Perimeter Distribution is also the Australian/NZ sales agent for global Amsterdam-based distribution house Idea Books. Perimeter has curated various outposts and libraries for institutions, galleries and spaces, including Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and Book Coffee Print Work Shop in Melbourne, Hotel Hotel and Nishi Gallery in Canberra, and the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Brisbane.

Perimeter Books Website



Brigit Ryan is a sculptor, educator and exhibition producer working in contemporary art and design. She holds a Master of Fine Art (Visual Art) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Design from RMIT University. Brigit is passionate about inclusion and access in the arts and building sustainable creative communties, and brings this to her role as Engagement Coordinator at Gertrude Contemoporary.

She is a current member of the Brunswick Zebras Executive Committee. She has worked in lecturing, programming, producing, editorial assisting and communications roles for organisations including the Victorian College of the Arts (The University of Melbourne); Art + Australia; Melbourne Fringe; and Midsumma Festival.


Christian Capurro


This event is supported by Business Victoria

Event & ticketing details


Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

2 September Saturday - 11:00am-7:00pm
3 September Sunday - 11:00am-5:00pm


FREE For enquiries contact 9480 0068


Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072

Get directions


Route 86, Stop 42


Routes 552, 553
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