Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lazy Lions Lounging in the Avondale Height Library

Lazy Lions Lounging in the Avondale Heights Library
Date: Monday 5 October 2015 - Friday 30 October 2015
Cost: Free
Venue: Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre
69 - 79 Military Rd, Avondale Heights

An exhibition of limited edition prints of illustrations from well known Australian children's picture books - showcasing a range of illustration styles, media and techniques. Including a feature of limited edition prints available by Roland Harvey.

Special guest illustrator & author talks and workshops will be offered during the library's birthday celebrations this month.

Friday, October 9, 2015

James Foley at Federation Square Book Market - Saturday 10 October

James Foley at Federation Square Book Market - Saturday 10 October

James will join us from 12pm - 3pm.  
James lives in WA, but is in the eastern states doing a promotional tour for his latest picture book  My Dead Bunny, written by Sigi Hallis Cohen and published by Walker Books Australia. 

A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
The combination of Sigi Cohen's rollicking text and James Foley's irreverent illustrations make this a sure winner with kids (particularly boys) aged 7 to 107.

We are lucky James can join us to demonstrate his illustration skills on the screen in the Atrium and personally sign his books including In the Lion and My Dead Bunny!

Join our event on Facebook. 

Check out James' signed books on Books Illustrated's website.

Visit James Foley's website.

Watch the trailer for here:

Signed books available for sale on Booksillustrated.com.au

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October seems to be a Shaun Tan sort of month!

'Skull Fox', Limited edition print, edition of 150 - $195 

October seems to be a Shaun Tan sort of month!

Shaun Tan's latest book, The Singing Bones, published by Allen & Unwin, has just been released. Signed copies are available from Books Illustrated NOW!

In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures and his beautifully succinct text.

'These little figures of clay, with their simplified features, their single attributes, are perfect realisations of the strangeness of the characters they represent.'  
Philip Pullman, from his foreword to the book.

If you are in Melbourne you have the chance to see an exhibition of these sculptures at:
No Vacancy Gallery 
Oct 1 to October 18

New prints & Originals 
Shaun has chosen 14 of his sculptural illustrations from The Singing Bones to release as limited edition prints -

'All Fur', Limited edition print, edition 150 - $195

We also have a new collection of Tan original illustrations available for sale... 

'Shelter', Pastel, charcoal and pencil - $2,500 (in specialist frame, museum glass suitable for pastel works)

The Rabbits ...as Opera...
And as part of the Melbourne Festival there will be a showing of an opera based on Shaun Tan & John Marsden’s iconic picture book The Rabbits, published by Lothian Books. They will also be In Conversation at the National Gallery of Victoria on Sunday 11th of October.  
View signed books, limited edition prints and original illustrations for sale by Shaun Tan.