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Books Illustrated, Gallery & Showroom
Books Illustrated at coming FESTIVALS
Clunes Book Town Festival
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5
 
For the love of Books!
A weekend of rare, new, secondhand & collectable books, writers talks, street entertainment, food, wine, live music & Childrenís Book Town.


There's a fabulous program for adults and children over both days again this year and the weather forecast is good! This lovely historic Victorian town has been brought to life with this festival and it's growing every year. Last year Clunes Book Town was accepted into the International Organisation of Book Towns and two visitors from this organisation, Mr Lee, Sang representing South Korea and Mr Jan Klovstad from Sweden, have traveled to Australia to participate in the festival.
 
Come and see our range of prints and picture books at our Books Illustrated stand in the Union Bank & Art Studio building in the main street.
 
Demonstrations and book signings by illustrators will be ongoing on both days. You can meet Ann James on Saturday & Sunday and Judy Watson on Sunday between 12.30pm and 2pm. 

Ann James will be showing her two new picture books Iím a Dirty Dinosaur, written by Janeen Brian, published by Penguin Books and Bird & Bear, published by The Five Mile Press.
Judy is the illustrator of Goodnight Mice!, written by Frances Watts and published by ABC Books.  Goodnight Mice! Was the winner of the winner of the award for Childrenís fiction in the 2012 Prime Ministerís Literary Awards
 Advance notice! June -7 to 10 our exhibition of prints and original illustrations Woodend it be Fabulous will be shown as part of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. The feature artists for this festival will be Jane Tanner and Ann James. On Sunday 9 at 12.30 to 1.30 we will run a session Woodend it be fabulous to be an illustrator! for budding or would-be illustrators. Itís a wide ranging program of arts and the program is now out, so book early! 


NEW PRINTS

Two fabulous new prints from the endearing picture book Herman & Rosie by Gus Gordon





TOURING EXHIBITIONS

 
Are we there yet?

 
We were pleased to be able to tour Alison Lesterís Are we there yet? Exhibition back to her home territory at the end of April to be part of the Prom Coast Sea Change Festival which ran from April 25 to 29. The Prom Coast Seachange Festival is a biennial festival held in the towns along the Promontory coast in South Gippsland. This is the fourth festival and each has been bigger and better than the last. The festival celebrates all that is great about living on the coast. Where possible it draws on the talents of local artists and musicians and celebrates the region's stunning environment.
 
The Are we there yet? exhibition will continue to be shown at the Fish Creek Hall through to May 7, 10am to 4pm.
So we if you are in this lovely area of Victoria pop in to see the work of this celebrated local author/illustrator who is currently the Australian Childrenís Laureate. Itís a fabulous exhibition to take the kids to.
 
Hello! from Australia
We are so thrilled to be able to report that the Hello! From Australia exhibition we first curated for the 2012 Bologna Book Fair has just opened itís fourth showing in South Korea as part of the 6th Nami Island International Childrenís Book Festival from 25 April to 31 May 2013. The Nami Island committee have done a stunning job of adapting this exhibition to fit their venue.


Since this exhibition opening, we have been even more thrilled to hear that the National Library in Soul has received 20 requests for the exhibition and have asked if it can stay in South Korea for next 12 months to cater for at least 10 exhibitions in local cities!  Miss Hyo-jin Lee from the Australia-Korea Foundation, Australian Embassy Seoul, who we have been working with on this exhibition will meet with Tourism and State Offices on how to promote this and Australia to these host cities.


Saturday May 18  
Join us to celebrate the release of two fun new picture books for the very young, I'm a Dirty Dinosaur, written by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James and published by Penguin Books and Bird & Bear, published by The Five Mile PressMeet Ann James -12noon to 5pm - have a book personally signed and see how she created the illustrations for these books. 
Check the Fed Square website for promotional offers associated with this event.
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 showrooms.


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