A day in the SECASA hand-made book project

May 21 2016

some photos from the last few weeks.

April 2016

We are all enjoying designing and printing pages for a community book.

The idea for this project came from a workshop I did last year with book and paper maker, Barb Adams.  Every participant will make one print  from their lino-cut for each woman in the group  so we will each have a collection of one print from everyone.   We will then bind our set into a concertina book.  At the end of the project everyone have a beautiful hand-made book containing a set of prints as a memento.   I am sure we will make one for SECASA too.

There is a lovely spirit of sharing in this project – and one that this group of women have embraced.


cutting the block



RJ enjoys creating very small works.   This is her practice print and book.




A vision impairment does not curtail Lisa’s enthusiasm for art.  Her cut block and prints



Angela experiments printing onto various papers.



Nature is a much-loved theme.   Leoni tries different backgrounds and colours to create mood inner tree prints.  Participants in the group are encouraged to experiment with new approaches to their creativity.




Liesl the SECASA Counsellor is an active participant in the group.  She regularly brings in materials and tools to use, show and share.



The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA) offers a range of services including counselling for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children and adults, female and male. The Centre also works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.