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 (www.northcity4.com), 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 http://webapps.bankofmelbourne.com.au/thelocalproject/default.aspx?project=201
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

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Blue night, oil, 20 x 15cm

Book Illustration Competition


I know many visitors to this blog are new illustrators and students, and thought you might be interested in this news from the House o Illustration in London:

The Book Illustration Competition, a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society, seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration, and is open to illustrators over the age of 18 from all around the world. The first prize is a prestigious Folio Society commission, worth £5,000, to illustrate a new edition. Five runners up will each receive £500.Three of the six shortlisted entries will be from illustration students.

This year's book is The Folio Collection of Ghost Stories, a brand new anthology of classic spine-chillers and lesser-known gems. To find out more and to enter, click here
Building site, oil on cardboard, 30 x 24cm

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Frankfurt exhibition: Realms of Childhood - Dreams of Childhood

Thousandfurs, paper, clay, paint and berries, 20cm tall

Realms of Childhood - Dreams of Childhood (a play on words in German) opens on September 27 and runs until February 15 at the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt. This is a group exhibition featuring work by illustrators who have chosen a three-dimensional medium, to which I've contributed a dozen of my Grimm sculptures, and includes work by Øyvind Torseter, Anouk Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud. For more info, visit the Museum Angewandte Kunst