‘Bungyips and Dragons’
25 Jul 2015 – 4 Oct 2015
Where: NGV, Melbourne 2015
“Bunyips and Dragons is drawn from a collection of Australian children’s book illustrations, donated to the NGV by Albert Ullin OAM. This exhibition of 89 original illustrations presents an overview of children’s picture books produced over the past 40 years. In the 1970s and 1980s the art of illustration rapidly developed, and a new generation of illustrators emerged who helped shape a dynamic and diverse profession. Works from this period include classics such as Ron Brooks’s The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek,Peter Pavey’s One Dragon’s Dream and Graeme Base’s The Eleventh Hour,which are represented here. With more than 60 artists, the exhibition covers a great range of subjects and styles, which shows the wonderful visual imagination of Australian illustrators. Bunyips and Dragons will appeal to both children and adults, and will be accompanied by a variety of children’s programs.” (NGV website)
Artwork from ‘Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees’ is within the collection.
Link is here
Buy limited edition prints from ‘Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees’ here.
March 30th – April 22nd
Where: Hudson’s Hub, Bendigo 2012
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series of books by L. Frank Baum have influenced writers and artists for many generations. The stories take the reader away to another land that is magical and whacky. In October 2011 I decided to celebrate the series of books by creating 31 artworks over 31 days. Each print concentrated on an Oz character or story scene. Overall the drawing challenge was a huge success, and helped introduce children and adults to the book series in a unique way online.
With large demand for more illustrations of my interpretation of the world of Oz, I put together an Ozzy exhibition of prints and original drawings.
‘Louie the Pirate Chef’
April 26th- September 28th
Where: The Literature Centre, Fremantle 2012
Louie the Pirate Chef by Simon Mitchell (and published by Working Title Press) is a picture book filled with pirates and food! In 2012, The Lit Centre exhibited the final artworks for the book alongside all development material for the first time. Schools throughout Australia were able to learn about the process of putting a picture book together, while also participating in exciting and fun pirate workshops. The exhibition was so popular it was extended for an extra school term to accommodate to demand.