• Shaun Tan: The Art of Story
A fascinating insight into the creation of The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan's multi-award-winning film – most famously, the Academy Award (Oscar) for best Short Animation, 2011.
• Shaun Tan: The Art of Story
An exhibition of digital prints replicating Shaun Tan's original artwork for this project.
Books Illustrated is pleased to partner with National Year of Reading to tour the focus book, Are we there yet?, as an exhibition to every state and territory in Australia in 2012.
You can follow the tour on the National Year of Reading website www.love2read.org.au
We were delighted when the NYoR committee selected Are we there yet? as the focus book for the National Year of Reading program.
It's a wonderfully inclusive book and echoes many families experiences of traveling round Australia.
You can purchase signed copies of the from Books Illustrated's showroom or on line, as well as five fabulous illustrations from the book which are available as limited edition prints.
Books Illustrated is privileged to be assisting Jeannie Baker in touring her exhibition Mirror.
Mirror showcases the unique collage illustrations of well-known Australian author/illustrator Jeannie Baker from her latest innovative picture book of the same name – joint winner of the 2011 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award.
• Signed copies of the book Mirror are available from Books Illustrated $39.95
• An education kit featuring prints of six images from the book and ideas for activities based on themes is available at the venues while the exhibition is being shown ($15.95) or by post from Books Illustrated ($23)
Ipswich Children’s Literature Festival
Back to Book Town – Clunes
Books Illustrated specialises in the promotion and exhibition of contemporary Australian book illustration.
We create a wide variety of exhibitions and displays in collaboration with institutions and venues around Australia and overseas.
Displays & Expos
We create displays for schools and educational institutions, festivals, book fairs, Expos etc. Illustrator’s demonstrations, talks and workshops may accompany these displays.
Books Illustrated welcomes the opportunity to curate exhibitions to suit all sorts of purposes and venues.
Fees are negotiated based on project.
Books Illustrated curates a range of exhibitions to travel, some of which are available to hire. See details under Exhibitions for Hire.
Fees on request.
Books Illustrated was established in 1988 as a gallery for original Australian book illustration in Melbourne with changing exhibitions often featuring particular artists with newly launched books.
Particularly memorable were miniature exhibitions featuring tiny framed works by well known illustrators from around Australia: There was Strike a Light ! with match box size pictures in 1999; The Artist /The Illustrator; The Recession Exhibition in 2000 and in 2008, Weeny Wonders for the CBCA National Conference.
In 2008 Books Illustrated began a new focus to promote Australian children’s book illustration through exhibitions in regional Australian galleries and at overseas venues.