Monday 31 March 2014

Retrospective Exhibition in Sweden, April 1 - June 1, 2014

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.


April 5 also sees the opening of Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen, which runs until April 27 at Seven Stories in Newcastle, UK (always a great place to visit). Included among the large variety of book/film adaptations on display is a profile of a scene in The Lost Thing, including original production sketches and paintings. For more info, visit Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books

... 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.