|Brickworks and raven, oil on board, 20 x 15cm|
Friday, 27 November 2015
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
|Tales from Outer Suburbia, Finnish edition, 2015|
Tales from Outer Suburbia has enjoyed translation within about 15 territories over the years, but it's the Finnish one I've been hanging out for, given that half my family is Finnish. Other Scandinavian countries have been very quick to produce their own editions of most of my books, given the appreciation of melancholy humor and surrealism in the far north, but until now the land of the Moomin has remained elusive. Kiitos paljon (many thanks) to publisher Lasten Keskus ja Kirjapaja Oy and translator Jaana Kapari-Jatta.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Sunday, 15 November 2015
|The Red Tree, giclee print 30 x 33cm|
I've worked with Books Illustrated to produce a very limited edition of what is probably my most popular image, the final page from The Red Tree (Lothian Books, 2001). Previously I have created a smaller to-scale edition in my own studio, but all 500 of these sold out some time ago. This new edition is twice the size and a much smaller signed edition of 53, and already selling fast. You can buy one here while stocks last.
All proceeds from sales of these prints go to the ACLA – the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance. The principle project of this organisation is the appointment of an Australian Children’s Laureate every two years - a national ambassador for reading and story. Previous ambassadors have been Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor (2012/13), and our current Laureate is Jackie French. Find out more about their workshops, activities and events here.
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Monday, 9 November 2015
LITTLE BRUNSWICK, December 3-13
I'm having an exhibition of about fifty oil paintings at Tinning Street Presents, a small gallery in the heart of Brunswick, from December 3 -13. Visitors to this blog will be aware that I've been painting observational images on small panels for some years now, many of them depicting everyday scenes of inner suburban Melbourne where I've been living and working since 2006. Here's a chance to see what they properly look like (and they will be for sale too). For more information, please visit Tinning St.