Panel Discussion: Confidants, Mentors & Communities

Sat 14 Mar, 2pm–4pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Hearing loops and accessible seating are available.

Presented by Australian Book Designers Association

Michelle, Mary and Pip have all collaborated together throughout their careers in different ways. Hear them discuss their careers, the importance of community and how they create creatively fulfilling work together.

Australian Book Designers Association exists to support Australian book designers – to promote their work to, and connect with, the broader publishing community. In addition, we aim to discover and foster emerging talent. Through our public talks and workshops, digital showcases and the national annual Book Design Awards, ABDA provides a dynamic network for industry professionals.


Michelle Mackintosh is an award winning book designer and illustrator. She has also authored two books on analogue communication and co-authored six books on Japan. Her books have been translated into 4 languages and her design work has been exhibited in Japan.

Mary Small’s career in publishing spans 20 years and she is the founding publisher of Plum, Pan Macmillan’s lifestyle imprint. Mary is driven by the collaboration with authors, designers and other creatives.

Pip Lincolne is the author of 6 books and the 13-year-old blog Meet Me at Mike’s. She’s been writing since childhood and is currently working on her first novel.

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