Reimagine—the world according to children’s books is a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years. It includes the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and artists including Trace Balla, Bronwyn Bancroft, Joshua Button and Robyn Wells, Allison Colpoys, Terry Denton, Bern Emmerichs, Bob Graham, Leigh Hobbs, Dee Huxley, Robert Ingpen, Ann James, Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles, Marc Martin, Patricia Mullins, Matt Ottley, Tohby Riddle, Van T Rudd, Tai Snaith, Anne Spudvilas, Shaun Tan, Jane Tanner, Rachel Tonkin and Anna Walker.
Presenting original artworks and source material for some of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary children’s books, the exhibition explores the wonderfully inspiring images and texts through which concepts of humanity, nature, caring, cultural difference and belonging, and the challenging realities of loneliness and intolerance, are introduced to children.
Reimagine activates the dynamic connection between reading and seeing, and promotes literacy, perception, creativity, and diverse ways of seeing the world.
Image: Tai Snaith, You stop, 2017, gouache, ink, watercolour, paper and stoneware and porcelain clay [from Slow Down, World, Thames & Hudson, Australia, 2017] Collection of the artist © Tai Snaith
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Entry is free but admission fees may apply for some exhibitions.