Books Illustrated Exhibitions:
The Bob Graham retrospective exhibition A Bird in the Hand! opened in Canberra on Friday May 16 at CMAG (Canberra Museum & Gallery). It also celebrates the Lu Rees Archives in it's 40th year.
been a dream of ours for years to mount a retrospective exhibition of
the work of Bob Graham and this dream has finally been realised! A confluence of events made this a possibility late last year and we seized the moment! We
thank our partners who made this possible - the Lu Rees Archives,
(Canberra), CMAG and Walker Books (the major publisher of Bob’s books).
opening of the exhibition, which was part of the 2014 CBCA National
Conference, we have been buoyed by positive comments from those who have
seen and responded to it. The exhibition continues at CMAG until August 24, so we hope many of you may have the opportunity of visiting over this time.
galleries around Australia have expressed interest in exhibiting this
exhibition so, with the Lu Rees Archives, we are now seeking funding to
be able to prepare it for touring. More
photos and details will be available on our website, and an article on
the background and design of the exhibition will be published in the
July edition of Magpies Magazine. You can also view photos on the BI Facebook and the blog.
Bob Graham Original illustrations for sale
Bob has donated most of his publishing work, including original
illustrations, to the Lu Rees Archives, the opportunity to purchase his
work is rare. We invite you to check out two opportunities -
• Books Illustrated website has some gems …
• IBBY sale of original!
A one-off illustration especially commissioned by IBBY is being sold by bid … last bid accepted by June 30. Click on the image below for more details.