Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Caroline Magerl's "Red Man" exhibition

Illustrator, fine artist and printmaker Caroline Magerl explores the art of painting itself, fleeting impressions caught and explored on canvas. 

Explore her intriguing concepts of thought in this eagerly awaited powerful exhibition. 

Read more about the exhibition at The Gallery Eumundi website

Exhibition details:
Date: 8th June - 3rd July
Gallery Hours: 
Monday closed, Tuesday by appointment
Wed-Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Interview Without Words with illustrator Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan was recently interviewed by Spiegel Online and answered all their questions with drawings. 

See Shaun's "drawn conclusions" below, expressed with just pen and paper:

"SPIEGEL: Mr. Tan, you recently won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, a sort of Nobel Prize for picture book authors. Your success as an an illustrator and author is being celebrated around the world. But you are not yet a household name. Could you please introduce yourself?

Shaun Tan

Part 2: On Hollywood
SPIEGEL: You worked together with director Andrew Ruhemann to transform your book "The Lost Thing" into a short animated film. The story tells of a strange and seemingly useless being that is constantly overlooked by everybody. As co-directors, you and Ruhemann won the 2011 Oscar for best animated short -- congratulations! As a laid-back Australian, what was your impression of Hollywood?

Shaun Tan

Part 3: On Readers
SPIEGEL: Your children's books are beloved by kids and adults alike. How do you picture your readers?

Shaun Tan
Part 4: On Good and Bad Drawings
SPIEGEL: What differentiates a good illustration from a bad one?

Shaun Tan
Part 5: On the Workplace
SPIEGEL: What does your workplace look like?

Shaun Tan

Part 6: On Honors
SPIEGEL: At age 37, you have received the highest honor in your field. What's next?

Shaun Tan

Part 7: On Skills
SPIEGEL: What skill do you wish you possessed?

Shaun Tan

Part 8: On Success
SPIEGEL: How does success feel?

Shaun Tan

Part 9: On Loneliness
SPIEGEL: Your protagonists are, for the most part, lost souls in strange worlds. Is it necessary for an artist to be lonely?

Shaun Tan

Part 10: On Words
SPIEGEL: Your work generally doesn't use a lot of words. In fact, your story "The Arrival" doesn't have a single word in it. Do you manage to use words so sparingly in the real world as well?

Shaun Tan

Part 11: On Inspiration
SPIEGEL: Where do you get inspiration for your stories?"

Shaun Tan

For the full interview visit Spiegel Online.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Lost Thing Touring Exhibition

This Books Illustrated exhibition is a fascinating insight into the creation of The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan's multi-award-winning film - most famously, the Academy Award (Oscar) for best Short Animation, 2011.

It features drawings, paintings and other developmental work created by Shaun in the adaptation of his original picture book, The Lost Thing, to the multi-award-winning animation. A modern day parable inviting multiple interpretations by people of all ages!

The exhibition is currently on show at Brisbane Power House.

Venue: Brisbane Power House
Date: Tuesday 28th June to Sunday 10th July
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Prints from The Lost Thing exhibition and other of Shaun's books are available on the Books Illustrated website.