Monday, March 11, 2013

'Hello! from Australia' exhibition catalogue: Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013

View the 'Hello! from Australia' exhibition catalogue through the ISSUU link above. This catalogue includes the 29 selected books for the prestigious Australian Publishers Association exhibition at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013.

Each picture book cover in the catalogue links to the relevant publisher's website, so click through for further details.

What is the "Hello! from Australia" exhibition?

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the Association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. 

The APA’s initiatives at Bologna Children’s Book Fair aim to support publishers in the promotion and sale of rights to Australian children’s books and to facilitate contact between Australian publishers and international agents and promoters. In broader terms, we aim to promote Australian culture and literary culture internationally, and draw attention to and showcase the diversity and depth of Australian children’s books.

We are excited that the Australian Children’s Laureates (see page 10 of the catalogue) will be present at the stand and taking part in special events at the fair. Each year this Books Illustrated exhibition tours to other book festivals and fairs. In 2011 the exhibition toured to Paju Bookcity in South Korea.

In 2012 the exhibition toured to the Booksori Festival in Paju Bookcity, and in Seoul to the National Youth and Children’s Library, and in 2013 to the Korea Foundation Cultural Gallery.

In 2013 the exhibition will be exhibited at venues including the Capital Library Beijing, China, as part of the Beijing Writers Festival.

Drop by for a chat at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013

Since 2009 The Australian Publishers Association stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair has hosted an exhibition of illustrations from contemporary Australian picture books. These exhibitions, curated by Books Illustrated Gallery, celebrate some of the finest Australian picture books of each year and promote them to an international audience. 

This year you can also meet the inaugural Australian Children's Laureates, Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor. 

Alison and Boori are special guests at the fair participating in an International Laureate Summit held on Monday 25th, 4.30pm at the Authors' Cafe. Find out more here

Each day we will promote the times that visiting Australian authors and illustrators will be demonstrating at the APA stand. These include: Alison and Boori (10.30 - 12.30), Ann James (illustrator of The Dirty Dinosaur, Bird and Bear), Owen Swan (illustrator of Biscuits from Home), Katherine Battersby (Brave Squish Rabbit), Melva Ouliaris (author of Johnny and the Pelican) and Briony Stewart (The Red Wheelbarrow). 
We look forward to seeing you there!

Exhibition details:
The Australian Stand, Hall 26 B80
Monday 25th - Thursday 28th March 2013