Exhibition in Korea
We are looking forward to installing the
‘Hello from Australia’ exhibition at the Korea Cultural Foundation
Gallery in Seoul on February 11. This is the promotional print exhibition shown at the 2102 Bologna Book Fair. These promotional exhibitions are an
initiative of Books Illustrated and the Australian Publishers
Association to promote a range of contemporary picture books through an
exhibition of specially selected images from these books, presented as
giclee digital prints. When invited to take this exhibition to
Korea, we added a section on The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan - from book to film, the DVD being screened as part of this extended exhibition.
During our visit we will take part in workshops, talks and we'll visit Nami Island – also known in Korea as the Republic of the Imagination - more on this later!
This is the third venue for this
exhibition in Korea, and with requests from some regional
libraries, it looks like the tour will continue into 2013!
Alison Lester's Kids' Antarctic Art
Antarctic Art exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated, is being shown
at the Newcastle Region Library from 17 January to 23 February, 2013
late January, Alison Lester had an inspiring day at the Big Draw
Newcastle, with 400 kids coming through the foyer to take part in her
Antarctic mural. Activities were also going on in the Lovett Gallery
inspired by her Kids Antarctic Art exhibition, see the beautiful
watercolour illustrations above.
If you'd like to hear more about the exhibition and the Big Draw listen to Alison Lester and Julie Swane from the library on ABC Newcastle Radio.
Look! The art of Australian Picture Books Today
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery - 27 February to 21 April, 2013
This is the last venue of the two year touring of this wonderful exhibition toured by the State Library of Victoria.
Don't miss the free opening celebration on Saturday March 2, and the
variety of other activities, sessions and workshops, being run
throughout the exhibition
Click here to download the program of events!
New Prints by Sue de Gennaro
Sue is a Melbourne-based illustrator who has illustrated ten picture books.
Her most recent The Pros and Cons of being a Frog, written by Sue, was published in 2012.
Sue has a degree in film and trained
as an aerialist/ performance artist, but says that she has always found
her fingers searching for a pencil!
• February 9th - Meet Sue de Gennaro between 2pm and 5pm Meet illustrator Sue de Gennaro
Sue will be demonstrating her illustration, projected on the screen in the Atrium between 2pm & 5pm.
Come along to meet her and have a book personally signed. Four picture books being promoted will be -
• The Pros & Cons of being a Frog, written & illustrated by Sue
• The Vegetable Ark, written by Kim Kane
• The Princess & the Frozen Packet of Peas, written by Tony Wilson
• The Tomorrow Book, written by Jackie French
And extra Bonus will be the opportunity to meet Kim Kane, author of The Vegetable Ark, between 2pm and 3.30pm