Thursday 30 October 2014

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Monday 20 October 2014

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Monday 13 October 2014

The Arrival now available as a paperback

And a handy size for long voyages! Available from today through most Australian bookstores (and shortly Spain, Japan and other countries), check here for more info. The original large-format hardback remains in print for those who prefer their migrant experience 'widescreen'.

Sunday 12 October 2014

Friday 10 October 2014

Do you live in Victoria, like plants and enjoy clean air?

 Then please vote for our local community project. We aim to realise a permanent, indoor "forest on wheels" based on NASA research into natural air purification, at Northcity4 (, a non-profit shared artist studio and education space in Brunswick, Melbourne. Importantly, Northcity4 will make all results public -- for other artists, working communities, and interested individuals to use and learn from, for free.  So this project is for everyone.

This initiative was recently selected a top ten finalist in the Bank of Melbourne Local Project Competition/Environment-category. The competition is very tight and every single vote counts!

Here's how to show your support:

1. You can vote directly at the website at
Please note that your details WILL NOT be stored, or used for any other purpose than the grant competition.

If you're feeling really enthusiastic, please forward to any friends you think would be interested to support us also (note that they need to be local, ie. have a Victorian postcode).

Many thanks from all the artists at Northcity4!

Thursday 9 October 2014

Things we can only talk about on the back of a giant cat as it strides across a sleeping suburb, pencil 2009

An old drawing for an unrealised project, which later evolved into sketches for the book Rules of Summer.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Exhibition in Regional Victoria

customs house gallery presents BEYOND THE BOOK, an exhibition of Australian Children’s Picture Book Illustrations at two venues:

Fourteen illustrators at Blarney Books and Art
37 James Street Port Fairy
Hours : Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm
Kim Gamble, Shaun Tan, and many other illustrators
 at customs house gallery
85 Dawson Street Hawkesdale
Hours : Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm
other times by appointment
until October 19 2014
A memory of the Chrysler Building on a winter evening, oil 15 x 20cm

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Sunday 5 October 2014

Wednesday 1 October 2014