The popular State Library of Victoria exhibition Look! The art of Australian picture books today is now touring cities and towns across eastern Australia.
Children and adults alike will be delighted by Look!, which celebrates the worlds and stories revealed in picture books today. Original artwork, sketches and drawings by more than 40 Australian illustrators are on display, including Bob Graham, Ann James, Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Leigh Hobbs and Terry Denton.
The exhibition features picture books from the past ten years, with favourites such as Are we there yet?, The arrival, Old Tom's holiday, Greetings from Sandy Beach, Fox and Enigma.
Venues & dates
Look! is touring these locations in association with the National Year of Reading:
- Maitland Regional Art Gallery
7 December 2012–10 February 2013
- Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
27 February–21 April 2013
Check the websites of the hosting venues for information on Look! events and activities.
Draw a story competition
The State Library of Victoria ran a competition for children aged two to 12 to draw illustrations for Sally Rippin's short story The Dream-spinner. You can now see all the colourful winning entries in an interactive book — visit Look! Draw a story competition.