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Once upon a time: a world of children’s picture book art

Friday 21 March 2014 - Sunday 12 October 2014
Blue Rotunda, Cowen Gallery
Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Let your imagination run wild in this free exhibition celebrating the world of children’s picture book art. See classic characters like Blinky Bill and the Magic Pudding, as well as fun favourites including Miffy, Grandma Poss and Old Tom. You’ll also see aliens and fairies, tigers and bears, cranky cats, playful pups and a dinosaur who does the dishes!

Look at original drawings, dummy books and videos about the artworks to discover the magic behind creating illustrated stories, then create your own story with our free activity booklet. Relax afterwards by snuggling up with a cushion and a book in the reading pod.

This delightful exhibition showcases the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection.