Storybook art to draw kids in

One of Graeme Base's illustrations to be featured in 'Look! The art of Australian picture books today'.
One of Graeme Base's illustrations to be featured in 'Look! The art of Australian picture books today'.

ILLUSTRATIONS of children's book characters Lucy Goosey and Mr Chicken will be among original artworks on display at the Tweed River Art Gallery from next Friday 17 August.

Entitled 'Look! The art of Australian picture books today', the exhibition will feature 112 artworks by 46 illustrators including Graeme Base, Leigh Hobbs, Ann James, Shaun Tan and Bruce Whatley.

Gallery Director Susi Muddiman said it was "a beautiful show, absolutely gorgeous."

She said it was aimed at the whole family with cushions and carpets in the foyer for children to read on and brightly coloured labels instead of the normal black and white.

"The artworks will hang a bit lower to cater for children," Ms Muddiman said.

Created by the State Library of Victoria, the touring exhibition displays sketches, finished artwork and multimedia presentations to demonstrate the various stages of developing contemporary Australian picture books.

Six themed sections follow a child's development and experience: Home, Play, Holidays, Wild Things, Imagine a World, and Night.

Planned activities include a special visit to the gallery on Sunday 23 September by Murwillumbah-based Story Dogs at which children can read to dogs as ideal reading companions.

"I thought that was just so cute it might be fun to use," Ms Muddiman said.

Supported by Visions of Australia, the exhibition will be opened by Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot and will run until 30 September.

Topics:  art books children tweed river art gallery

Far North Coast lifesavers in sprints

SPEED QUEENS: Cabarita SLSC's Charisma Cooper, 14 and Claudia Crawford, 15, and set for strong performances in Round One of the Fastest Man On Sand tomorrow.

"We've made our presence felt'

Election corflute thief caught red-handed

CCTV image of a man believed to have removed Jayne Henry's sign at Cabarita.

Police called after political signs stolen

'No more scaremongering' in Kingscliff election race

Dot Holdom with her posters at home.

Candidate accuses rival of scaremongering over high-rise buildings

Local Partners

Mariah Carey and James Packer discussing relationship

Mariah Carey and James Packer are discussing how to work things out

January Jones: Take time away from your phone

January Jones needs time away from her phone

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

MEL C is adamant she won't reunite with the Spice Girls

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!