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Books Illustrated, Gallery & Showroom
New Year's Greetings!
Our best wishes for a healthy and adventurous 2013!

A busy start to 2013, has us preparing for several projects, including touring exhibitions to Newcastle Region Library in January and Febrary,  to Seoul, South Korea in February, China for  Bejing Writer's Week in March, and to Bologna Italy, for the Children's Book Fair in March. 

We also look forward to continuing our promotion of Australian picture books  by adding to the wonderful range of illustrations Books Illustrated offers for sale, and to providing opportunities for you to meet with the creators of these works at our showroom and at other venues and events.


Jeannie Baker's Mirror exhibition 
It's been a privillage for Books Illustrated to have been the Touring Agent for this very special exhibition over the past three tears. The final leg to the four year National Tour will be at Blacktown Arts Centre until February 2. This Venue adds an extra dimension with an exhibition of artwork of children's artwork inspired by Jeannie Baker's collage art and pictures books. It's a wonderful opportunity to visit if you are in Sydney over January.

Alison Lester's Kids' Antarctic Art 
Kid's Antarctic Art  at Newcastle Region Library - 17 January to 23 February, 2013
A truly collaborative and inspiring project  by Alison Lester with children from around the world has resulted in this marvellous exhibition of paintings curated and toured by Books Illustrated.
In 2005 Alison travelled to Mawson Station as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow aboard the Aurora Australis. Every day of the six- week voyage she sent an email to schools and families around the world, describing her experience. Children responded to her stories with marvellous pencil drawings. Following her trip she created paintings from these drawings. 
The exhibition now includes illustrations from two picture books also inspired by this Antarctic trip - Sophie Scott Goes South (Penguin Books) and One Small Island (Penguin Books)

While the exhibition is on, Alison Lester, award-winning storyteller and inaugural Australian Children's Laureate, will be a focus artist of The Big Draw Newcastle on Friday 25 January 2013. 
Alison will be leading drawing workshops in the Newcastle Region Library foyer – all are welcome to join in the creation of an Antarctica-themed wall mural inspired by Alison’s adventures to the very south of the globe. Throughout the day Alison will be giving drawing demonstrations to inspire kids and families to get involved; drawing, stencilling, collage and wax resist. Come along and join in!
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing, beginning in the UK in 2000. In 2013 Newcastle will attempt the first large-scale collaboration of a Big Draw event in Australia.
Go to The Big Draw Newcastle website for more details.

New Prints by Shaun Tan  
Books Illustrated is delighted to add these three new prints by Shaun Tan to our growing selection of giclee limited edition art prints.


Books Illustrated will continue to attend the Federation Square Book Market on the second Saturday of the month.
We view this as an opportunity to promote the work of illustrators of Australian picture books, featuring an artist at work on camera on the Atrium Big Screen. 
On our stand we display a selection of the large range of limited edition illustration prints available through Books Illustrated, as well as an extensive range of Australian picture books - many signed by their creators.

First illustrator off the rank this year is Ann James promoting her picture book,  It's a Miroocool!, written by Christine Harris, published by Little Hare Books.
You can meet and watch her working on Saturday January 12th - from 12noon to 5pm.

The Federation Square Book Market runs each Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Limited edition printsoriginal illustrations and books (many signed) can be viewed and purchased by making an appointment to visit our showroom.

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