Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Week in Korea Sept 7 to Sept 14

We are arrived to a very hot and humid Seoul on Sunday Sept 7. After approx 90 mins drive north of Seoul and a short ferry ride we were on Nami Island - a balmy evening, paths lit with recycled fairy lights  ...
Next morning we were able to see the view from our rooms more clearly ...

The Hello! from Australia exhibition of book illustration and contemporary children’s picture books, shown in March this year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, was beautifully re-curated for Nami Island's Pyeonghwarang Gallery. Australia was the focus country for their Chusok festival held this week - the exhibition promoting Australian culture and the link between Australia and Korea through children’s illustration and books - The Hello! from Australia banner was featured all over the island !
The  Holiday draws thousands of visitors to the island and we held workshops with children and illustrators and enjoyed a special planned Aussie BBQ!

On Thursday 11 we travelled back to Seoul to have meetings, including at the National Library for Children & Youth and at Paju Book City.

It's been such a full week that we haven't had the time to communicate beyond what we've been involved in, but we look forward to 
being able to share some of our experiences after we've arrived home!