We enjoyed attending the Children's Book Council's National Multi Storied conference held
from May 17 to 19 in Adelaide. It was a great success and we were
pleased with the interest in our display of limited edition prints
representing illustrators from around Australia.
One of the international speakers at the conference was
author/illustrator Davide Cali. We were delighted to be able to host an
evening back in Melbourne after the conference at Books Illustrated on
May 24, where approx 25 local authors and illustrators were able to
meet Davide and catch up with each other. Read our interview with Davide on the Books Illustrated blog.
Books Illustrated has curated a new exhibition promoting 20 limited edition prints based
on the theme of Australian homes and life. This exhibition will be
available to be hired by various venues after it's first showing at The Brisbane Power House for their coming Power Kidz holiday program.
Illustration by Ben Wood from A Home Among the Gum Trees, written by Bob Brown & Wally Johnson, Omnibus Books (benwoodillustration.com)
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 also celebrates the
wide range of illustration styles and techniques used by picture book
creators from all around our country.
Are we there Yet? Exhibition and Prints
As many people know already, Children's Laureate Alison Lester's Are we there Yet? is the focus book for National Year of Reading and Books Illustrated is touring the exhibition of Are we there Yet? to
every state and territory for their program during 2012. Already the
exhibition has been enjoyed by Northern Territory, Canberra and
Queensland and it is about to open in Tasmania in Hobart at the Kingston Library - June 1 to June 22.
With the focus on this classic
Australian picture book it's a wonderful time to purchase one of the
five images that have been made available as limited edition prints. Each print is $200 and in an edition 200
Check out the coming venues for the AWTY? exhibition on the NYoR website and the other fantastic events which have been
organised to celebrate and promote this year. Among them are several art
galleries that are holding exhibitions related to children's books and
- June 13 - July 18 at the Light Factory Gallery in Eltham, Victoria. The exhibition The Art of the Picture Book will exhibit work by Leigh Hobbs, Shaun Tan, Alison Lester and Anna Walker.
- July 1 - July 8 at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Illustrations by Leigh Hobbs as part of the Fun4Kids Art Festival
- July 7 - July 21 at Metropolis Gallery in Geelong, The Art of Australian Children's Books,
exhibiting work by David Miller, Robert Ingpen, Liz Honey, Leigh Hobbs,
Shaun Tan, Anne Spudvilas, Ann James, Anna Walker and Terry
This month our feature book will be Lachie Hume's Banjo Bounces Back published by Omnibus Books/Scholastic. Some of his 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
Limited edition prints,original illustrations and books (many signed) can be viewed and purchased by making an appointment to visit our showroom.