Same Page Art Book Fair 2023

Presented by Gertrude and Perimeter


Same Page Art Book Fair 2023

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

Same Page brings 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 is 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 will also feature public programs and book launches all weekend. Food and drinks will be served by our creative culinary friends at Long Prawn.

Presented by Gertrude and Perimeter
September 2–3, 2023
Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston VIC 3072

Saturday September 2: 11am–5pm, followed by the Same Page launch party 5pm–7pm
Sunday September 3: 11am–5pm

acb press, Bad News Books, Books at Manic, Bookshop by Uro, Common Room, Debris Magazine, Discipline, Fiend, Good Sport Magazine, Quiet Publishing, Knowledge Editions, MOM, Negative Press, Perimeter, PLATYPUS, Slow Burn, Soft Stir, Sonnu, Sonntag Press, Stolon Press, Stray Pages, Tall Poppy Press, Tart Magazine and Un Projects.

A Self-Publishers Collective Table

Perimeter and Gertrude are delighted to present a shared table at the fair for self-publishing artists with fewer than three publications. This collective table creates a platform for emerging artist publishers, independent presses and first-time self-publishers, highlighting the importance of engaging with the publishing community and the general public.


Throughout both days of the fair, Same Page will be hosting artist talks, panel discussions and readings that explore and promote various methods of art publishing. A list of events is below, but for more detail head to the SPABF Public Program page.



12pm–12.45pm, Book Design Under Inflation [PANEL]
1pm–1.45pm, Read the Room [READING]
2pm–2.45pm, What is Book? Art Book Publishing for Beginners [PANEL]
3pm, Nicholas Currie – I Can Laugh With You [SIGNING]
3pm–3.45pm, Room For More: New Recipes for the Common Cookbook [PANEL]
5pm–7pm, Same Page Launch Party
Featuring tunes from Tandem Reserve and drinks from Konpira Maru


12pm–12.45pm, The Silent Army Archive [TALK]
1pm–1.45pm, Where Do Books Belong? [TALK]
2pm–2.45pm, Prototypical Architecture Publishing [PANEL]
3pm–5pm, tunes from Mugagga

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