Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Don't miss the magical children's story exhibition: Man, Dog, Boat

We've been blown away by the highly imaginative responses to this children's story project based on the iconic Man, Dog, Boat sculpture at the entrance to Gasworks Arts Park here in Melbourne.

The outstanding 111 submissions ranged across many art forms including: shape poems, acrostic poems  illustrations, pastel drawings, sculpture, comics, film, and even stop-motion animation.

There was a real sense of community as local families poured into the exhibition at 11am on the dot at the opening last Saturday. The gallery was full of excited children and proud parents. 5 awards were presented by Port Phillip's Major, Rachel Powning, to celebrate particularly creative responses - although the judges found it almost impossible to choose as all the entries were superb.

The submissions are all currently on show in the Man, Dog, Boat Story exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park until Wednesday 30th of November.

We will be at the exhibition from 11am until 4pm this Saturday 26th and Justine, the coordinator of this project, will be there on Sunday 27th, so pop in and say hi and don't forget to vote for your favourite entry!

To find out more about the project visit: mandogboat.wikispaces.com

Exhibition dates: Saturday 19th until Wednesday 30th of November

Venue: Gatehouse building, Gasworks Arts Park

Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 9.30 am until 5.00pm
Weekends: 11am until 4pm

Artist Book Exhibition at Books Illustrated

Carless Water, limited edition book, by Ilse Van Garderen $55

Come and visit us at Books Illustrated for a exquisite exhibition of artist books by Ilse Van Garderen.

Below are photographs from the opening on Sunday 20th of November, where Isle spoke eloquently about her work and discussed print-making techniques with illustrator Anne Spudvilas.

Th exhibition will be on until December 18th. Limited edition books and prints of Carless Water are available from Books Illustrated's website.