This is an exhibition of original book illustrations from the past 20 years, at Bror Hjorths Hus in Uppsala, Sweden. It includes works from The Arrival, The Lost Thing book and film, Tales from Outer Suburbia and others, including a few larger paintings from Rules of Summer, previously unexhibited. It will be opened by Gerald Thomson, the Australian Ambassador to Sweden on April 5, and looks set to later travel to a couple of other museums in Sweden (other expressions of interest are welcome too). Many thanks to Maria Malmberg-Wallin at Bror Hjorths Hus for curating this one.
... and NEWCASTLE, Australia
Coincidentally, in the other Newcastle – the city in NSW, Australia – there is an exhibition of The Lost Thing: Book to Film, on at the same time as part of the Newcastle Writers festival, April 2 - June 3. This is a small but fairly comprehensive exhibition of original book illustrations, the final film, and lots of developmental drawing for both projects executed over a 12 year period. It's on display at the Lovett Gallery; find out more about the festival here.