limited edition prints and original illustrations
Mud & Magic - The Art of Ann James
The exhibition celebrates Ann James' 32 year career illustrating picture books for Australian children. Featuring I`m A Dirty Dinosaur written by Janeen Brian and published by Penguin Books.
Beginning with A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle, Ann's first book in 1981, the exhibition presents Illustrations and background process from many books including the Penny Pollard series`, Lucy Goosey, Sadie and Ratz, The Butterfly, Shutting the Chooks In, The Way I Love You, It`s a Miroocool! and Bird & Bear. These demonstrate Ann`s playful approach to making pictures with a variety of mediums and techniques.
Ann painted a giant Dirty Dinosaur swamp mural on the back wall of the Central Goldfields gallery in Maryborough where this exhibition was first shown in 2014. It was painted with mud from her dam in Central Victoria! Over 700 school children visited the exhibition adding their own magic to the swamp mural with creatures they created. View prints, book and illustrations by Ann here.
Exhibitions of original illustrations