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Books Illustrated, Gallery & Showroom

Kids Holiday Program with Ann James 

Dates: Wednesday 11 July
Times: 10am to 12noon (6 to 9 years)
Venue: Gasworks Arts Park
1pm to 3pm (8 to 14 years)
Cost: $30

Create scritchy, screwball characters in scratchback technique in this fun hands on art workshop with Ann James, award-winning illustrator of Lucy Goosey, Little Humpty and the Audrey of the Outback series. Participants need to wear an art shirt and bring a drink and snack. To book online visit Gasworks Arts Park or call on (03) 8606 4200.

Upcoming Books Illustrated Exhibitions

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
From Book to Film: The Art of Story
Central Goldfields Gallery,
Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough, Victoria
July 14 to August 26
 This exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated Gallery, begins with sketches, dummy book and final original illustrations for the picture book The Lost Thing and then moves through the collaborative process, with members of the film team at Passion Pictures, to create the animated film – a ten year creative journey.The Lost Thing is multi-award-winning – most famously, the Academy Award (Oscar) for best Short Animation, 2011.  Shaun Tan is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and The Bird King. Central Goldfields Shire extends a warm winter invitation to the opening of this exhibition on Saturday July 21, at 2pm. Curators Ann Haddon & Ann James will introduce the exhibition. 
Signed book, prints and DVD’s available for sale throughout the exhibition. You might like to visit his website: .

Home Among the Gum Trees: Illustrating Australian Life
Tuesday June 26 - July 8 2012 
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse

Children’s picture books reflect the diversity of places and spaces we live in Australia – whether city or country, outback or coastal. 
This exhibition of giclee prints also celebrates the wide range of illustration styles and techniques used by picture book creators from all around our country.

Mirror – by Jeannie Baker
Books Illustrated has been managing the touring of this wonderful exhibition around Australia since 2010. It will be shown at the State Library of Western Australia from July 5 and runs to Sept 28.

Other traveling illustration exhibitions to look out for...

Venue: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW  
June 30 to Sunday August 5. 
This exhibition toured by the State Library of Victoria, recently finished its run at Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, after a very successful couple of months with an estimated 8,500 visitors to the exhibition and associated education programs.

The Art of Australian Children’s Books
Metropolis Gallery 64 Ryrie St, Geelong 
July 7 to July 21
Opening night July 7,  5 to 7pm

Books Illustrated Print Displays for Hire

Books Illustrated now offers displays of prints for hire.
These digital giclee prints of original illustrations represent the work of picture book illustrators from around Australia and can be viewed on the Books Illustrated website.
Displays may be especially suited to libraries and schools looking for a way to promote an interest and engagement with picture books; small gallery spaces - waiting rooms, foyers etc.
Prints can suit events or themes eg. Book Week celebrations; Units of work focussing on illustrator studies; Media and techniques used in picture books; Environment.
For more details contact us

This month our feature book will be It's a Miroocool! published by Little Hare Books/Hardie Grant Egmont. Some of Ann's original artwork will be on display as well as signed copies of his book. The Federation Square Book Market runs each Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Books Illustrated attends on one Saturday a month - usually the second Saturday of the month - when we feature a new book or an illustrator demonstrating on the Atrium screen.  See you there on Saturday July 14!

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