State Library of Western Australia

Perth – State Library of WA – Kyle Hughes-Odgers

There is an interesting exhibition on at the moment at the State Library in Perth. Hidden away in the Story Place Gallery, which is in a corner of the children’s library, the exhibition celebrates the release of the latest children’s book by artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers, called “One Thousand Trees”.

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State Library of Western Australia – Cow Parade

In the foyer of the State Library, opposite the bookshop, is a painted cow which is part of Cow Parade Perth 2016. Originally painted in 2010 for the Margaret River Cow Parade, this cow is titled “Books Moove Me”, and is the work of eight artists, all of whom are members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. There are a lot of details painted on this cow, all relating to children’s stories published by WA authors.

Cow Parade Perth is a public art event not to be missed and runs until 11 December 2016.

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State Library of Western Australia – Children’s Books – Kyle Hughes-Odgers

At the exhibition of children’s picture books featured on the previous blog we were pleased to see the work of one of our favourite artists, Kyle Hughes-Odgers. You can see his outdoor public art in lots of locations around Perth and Fremantle, including this large painting on a wall inside 140 William St, a complex of shops and cafes above Perth Underground station.

Kyle Hughes-Odgers has also published four books for children, all with Fremantle Press. One is a colouring book and one, “Ten Tiny Things” was done in collaboration with Meg McKinlay. His two latest publications, “On a Small Island” and “Can a Skeleton have an X-Ray” are all his own work.

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State Library of Western Australia – Children’s Books

 

“A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day” is the title of an interesting exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia in central Perth. This exhibition celebrates 40 years of picture book production at Fremantle Press. Both adults and children will enjoy the art work from a wide variety of stories, and can also sit and read the actual books.

 

The exhibitions title comes from an award winning book by Ellisha Majid and Peter Kendall. We liked the art work from “Cat Balloon” by Palo Morgan, which tells the story of a cat who tries to reach the moon.

 

This exhibition is on display until 31 December 2016.

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Lynley Dodd – Perth

The State Library of Western Australia is exhibiting a collection of original drawings by the New Zealand writer and illustrator, Lynley Dodd. We had never come across this children’s book writer before, but she is famous world-wide for her books for young children written in rhyme. Her most popular animal characters include Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki.

The exhibition at the State Library in Perth runs until 27 January 2016 and is free.

Lynley Dodd Story