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'Skull Fox', Limited edition print, edition of 150 - $195 

October seems to be a Shaun Tan sort of month!

Shaun Tan's latest book, The Singing Bones, published by Allen & Unwin, has just been released. Signed copies are available from Books Illustrated NOW!

In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures and his beautifully succinct text.

'These little figures of clay, with their simplified features, their single attributes, are perfect realisations of the strangeness of the characters they represent.'  
Philip Pullman, from his foreword to the book.

If you are in Melbourne you have the chance to see an exhibition of these sculptures at:
No Vacancy Gallery 
Oct 1 to October 18

New prints & Originals 
Shaun has chosen 14 of his sculptural illustrations from The Singing Bones to release as limited edition prints -

'All Fur', Limited edition print, edition 150 - $195

We also have a new collection of Tan original illustrations available for sale... 

'Shelter', Pastel, charcoal and pencil - $2,500 (in specialist frame, museum glass suitable for pastel works)

The Rabbits Opera...
And as part of the Melbourne Festival there will be a showing of an opera based on Shaun Tan & John Marsden’s iconic picture book The Rabbits, published by Lothian Books. They will also be In Conversation at the National Gallery of Victoria on Sunday 11th of October.  
View signed books, limited edition prints and original illustrations for sale by Shaun Tan.
Upcoming Books Illustrated Events 
James Foley at Federation Square Book Market - Saturday 10 October

James will join us from 12pm - 3pm.  
James lives in WA, but is in the eastern states doing a promotional tour for his latest picture book  My Dead Bunny, written by 
Sigi Hallis Cohen and published by Walker Books Australia. 

A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
The combination of Sigi Cohen's rollicking text and James Foley's irreverent illustrations make this a sure winner with kids (particularly boys) aged 7 to 107.

We are lucky James can join us to demonstrate his illustration skills on the screen in the Atrium and personally sign his books including In the Lion and My Dead Bunny!

Join our event on Facebook. 

Check out James' signed books on Books Illustrated's website.
Visit James Foley's website.

Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions
Are we there yet? : A journey around Australia
Date: Saturday 19 September 2015 - Sunday 13 December 2015
Cost: Free
Venue: Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville

This exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated, is based on the award winning picture book, written and illustrated by Alison Lester. The display contains Alison Lester's original illustrations along with preliminary work for the making of this book, including ideas and sketches, her children's travel journals and family photographs taken on their journey around Australia.
Lazy Lions Lounging in the Avondale Height Library
Date: Monday 5 October 2015 - Friday 30 October 2015
Cost: Free
Venue: Avondale Height Library & Learning Centre
69 - 79 Military Rd, Avondale Heights

An exhibition of limited edition prints of illustrations from well known Australian children's picture books - showcasing a range of illustration styles, media and techniques. Including a feature of limited edition prints available by Roland Harvey.

Special guest illustrator & author talks and workshops will be offered during the library's birthday celebrations this month.
Shaun Tan: The ART of STORY
Discovering The Lost Thing - Book To Film. A Books Illustrated touring exhibition
Date: October 09, 2015 - November 07, 2015
Venue: Arts Space Wodonga
Enquiries: Arts Space Wodonga on (02) 6022 9600
Cost: Free

This exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the creation of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. It explores the creation of both the multi-award winning animation, and his acclaimed picture book of the same name. Featuring a range of original drawings, paintings and other developmental work created by Tan for these two projects.

EXHIBITION FLOOR TALK: Saturday, October 10 at 10am
The Many Story Treehouse exhibition 
This exhibition has just finished a successful showing in the community Gallery which was part of the Ipswich Story Arts Festival. It features the illustrations of Terry Denton from this phenomenal series of books written by Andy Griffiths. 

Popular in the exhibition were ...

The giant mural, had drawn by Terry for the exhibition, was completely filled with drawings by visitors to the exhibition.

The treehouses constructed by schools along with interviews with the children involved in the project. 

And the visit by Terry and Andy & Jill of course! 

Limited Edition PRINTS for all five of the Treehouse book cover illustrations are available for sale
Other October events not to be missed ...
The Hush Treasure Book exhibition
Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
1st - 30th October

This exhibition showcases the original illustrations from this marvellous collection of stories by a selection of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators.

A feature of the exhibition is the sculptures created for the cover image by Kevin Burgemeestre.

Buy your copy of The Hush Treasure Book. 

The HUSH foundation which is linked to the Royal Children's Hospital, has already produced a marvelous series of Muic CDs. This Hush Treasure Book is their first book! 

The next Behind the Studio Door 
is coming soon - this time with a french flavour!
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