Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Prints Charming" at Gasworks Arts Park

As part of kid's holiday program at Gasworks Arts Park, Books Illustrated have curated the exhibition Prints Charming: From the Realm of Australian Picture Books.

This selection of limited edition prints is representative of Australian illustrators' working in a wide range of media, styles and subject matter. Visit the exhibition and lose yourself in the realm of fairy tales and children's stories over the Easter holidays.

Exhibition details:
Dates: 12 - 1st May 2011
Time: 9.30am - 5pm       

The Peasant Prince by Anne Spudvilas (Penguin/Viking)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artworks by Stephen Michael King

We are delighted to announce 18 new artworks for sale by Stephen Michael King on our website.

These include illustrations from his well-known picture books Mutt Dog! and Where does Thursday go? both published by Scholastic Australia, and Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat published by Allen & Unwin.

To give you a taster, below are two very sweet artworks from Mutt Dog! - to see more visit or click on the images.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award at Bologna Book Fair

In Shaun Tan's absence at this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair, Ann James and Ann Haddon from Books Illustrated were delighted to receive the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on his behalf.

For those who could not be there we thought you might like to see some photographs of this very exciting achievement.

Waiting at the Bologna Illustrators' Cafe for the award to be announced.

The 'Live to air' announcement from Sweden.

Shaun Tan has been awarded the Swedish Astrid Lindgren
Memorial Award for 2011!

Eric (Director of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) with
Ann James (illustrator and co-founder of Books Illustrated).

A delicious spread waiting at the Astrid Lindgren 
Memorial Award stand. 

Ann and Eric toasting Shaun!