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)
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: .http://www.shauntan.net/
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
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.