A month of BOOKS! Every month is a book month, but August is THE
month with so many special events and focuses ... especially
for children's book creators. Books Illustrated events include:
The opening of Ann James' exhibition Mud & Magic on Friday 1 August, 1.30pm at Central Goldfields Old Fire Station Art Gallery in
Maryborough central Victoria. The exhibition will run from 2
August - 7 September celebrating Ann James' 32 year career
illustrating picture books for Australian children.
Beginning with A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle, Ann's
first book in 1981, the exhibition presents Illustrations and
background process from many books including the Penny Pollard
series, Lucy Goosey, Sadie and Ratz, The Butterfly, Shutting the Chooks In, The Way I Love You, Itís a Miroocool! and Bird & Bear, which demonstrates Ann's playful approach to making pictures with a variety of mediums and techniques.
Ann has painted agiant Dirty Dinosaur mural
on the back wall of the gallery painted with mud from her dam in
Central Victoria!. Over 700 school children will visit
the exhibition through August adding their own magic to the swamp
mural with creatures they have created. Ann will run a workshop at the gallery on Saturday August 30 for 8 to 12 year olds. Visit Ann's page on Books Illustrated.
Jane Tanner at Fed Square Book Market Saturday August 16, 12noon to 3pm Join Jane to celebrate the release of her new picture book The Soldier's Gift written
& designed by Tony Palmer and published by Penguin Books. Have a
book personally signed and learn how she developed the illustrations.The Soldier's Gift is
a moving story of one family's courage and endurance during the First
World War, the terrible losses at Gallipoli and a time that changed Australia forever - signed copies of the book available.Visit Books Illustrated's Facebook events page to find out more.
New Prints for sale by Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan's most recent book Rules of Summer
was published in October last year and he has just released
three limited edition prints from this title. These stunning large
format prints, 610mm (w) x 540mm (h), include
Never be late for a Parade, Never leave a red sock on the clothesline and Never give your keys to a stranger'. View these limited edition prints on Books Illustrated's website - signed copies of Rules of Summerare also available for sale.