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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Boundless Festival Library Exhibits

 

Today is the last day to enjoy the Boundless Festival of Australian Children's Literature exhibitions, right here in Canberra. The Boundless Festival has been running these fantastic Public Exhibitions at Canberra Libraries - take the kids along before it's too late!

Experience the creation of children’s books, view materials never seen before, satisfy your artistic interest, admire Australia’s creative talent and share familiar and new stories.

Belconnen Library  
What’s the theme? 
‘From Book to Screen’ featuring Wendy Orr’s Nim’s Island Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007

What’s on exhibit?
Translations, movie version, film script, handwritten notes, script outline and scenes, movie memorabilia.

Download Activity Sheet 1 and Activity Sheet 2 

Civic Library  
What’s the theme? 
‘Telling the Story’ featuring A Bus Called Heaven written and illustrated by Bob Graham, published by Walker Books, London, 2011, © Blackbird Pty Ltd.

What’s on exhibit?
Artwork, manuscripts, dummies, correspondence, preliminary artwork, alternate jacket covers

Download Activity Sheet 1 and Activity Sheet 2 

Dickson Library
What’s the theme? 
‘Imagine That!’ featuring Going Home written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Wayne Harris, published by Walker Books, Sydney, 2009, rev. ed. c1993.

What’s on exhibit?
Author’s notebook, story 1st draft with editor’s comments, storyboard, original artwork.

Download Activity Sheet 1 and Activity Sheet 2 

Erindale Library

What’s the theme? 
‘Picture a Pig’ featuring Leigh Hobbs’ Fiona the Pig Camberwell, Vic. : Puffin and Penguin Group (Australia), 2007

What’s on exhibit?
Artwork, dummy, draft text, preliminary artwork, endpaper designs.

Download the Activity Sheet

Tuggeranong Library
What’s the theme? 
‘Light and Shade’ featuring Hist! written by C J Dennis and illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, published by Walker Books, Sydney, 2012, c1991 and Gary Crew & Peter Gouldthorpe’s First Light Port Melbourne : Lothian, 1993

What’s on exhibit?
Linocut original artworks from Hist!

Download Activity Sheet 1, Activity Sheet 2, Activity Sheet 3, Activity Sheet 4, Activity Sheet 5 and Activity Sheet 6

Woden Library
What’s the theme? 
‘Discover Deltora’ featuring Emily Rodda’s Deltora Quest series:
The Forests of Silence written by Emily Rodda, cover illustration by Marc McBride, Gosford, N.S.W., Scholastic Press, 2012, c2000
City of the Rats written by Emily Rodda, cover illustration by Marc McBride, Lindfield, N.S.W., Scholastic Press, 2012, c2000
The Lake of Tears written by Emily Rodda, cover illustration by Marc McBride, Gosford, N.S.W., Scholastic Press, 2012, c2000
The Shifting Sands written by Emily Rodda, cover illustration by Marc McBride, Lindfield, N.S.W., Scholastic Press, 2012, c2000 Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Press

What’s on exhibit?
Merchandise, including card game, book marks, tattoos, Japanese anime character key rings, fan letters, translations, article & reviews, Deltora Quest map.

Download the Activity Sheet

The Boundless Festival closes today, with a meet and greet with Andy Griffiths at the National Library of Australia.




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