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A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham: A Retrospective

This exhibition celebrates the work of Bob Graham, one of Australia`s most revered and acclaimed creators of children`s picture books. It`s a fascinating personal insight into his intentions as an artist through a collection of his art, carefully selected from works he has donated to the Lu Rees Archives in Canberra, and some from his own studio. Thus this exhibition also demonstrates and celebrates the wonderful depth of resources available in these Archives.

About Bob Graham:

Bob Graham is one of Australia`s most eminent creators of children`s picture books. His books, loved by generations of families, have won national and international acclaim throughout his over 30 year career.

He has been three times winner of the UNICEF Bologna Illustrator of the Year (Italy); the Boston Globe Horn Book Award( USA); the Kate Greenaway Medal (UK); The Kind Award (USA); The Charlotte Zolotow Award (USA) and many of the Children`s Book Council of Australia`s Book of the Year Awards. Bob has been nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Andersen Medal (IBBY).

Watch a promotion about the exhibition titled `Living in a child`s dream` on the ABC here.

Or read the Magpies Magazine article about the Bob Graham Retrospectivehere.

Exhibition Title A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham: A Retrospective

Content 43 x framed original illustrations; introductory & information panels: including a time line; character cutouts, 3 installations: Bob's studio, a couch (with books) & the pigeon holes (activity), display materials requiring display cabinets

Frame sizes approx. various from 9 x 740mm x 1015mm to 2 x 560mm x 410mm *& 5 assorted smaller

Insurance TBC. In transit insurance is covered by Books Illustrated. The venue must take insurance cover for the period the exhibition is at the venue.

Hire Fee TBC