Prolific Western Australian artist Robert Juniper created a series of artworks in the 1970’s for a children’s book called Mason Judy, written by Trevor Todd. Now the artworks and the story have been digitised by the State Library of Western Australia for a new generation to enjoy. Through the Juniper App users can:
- Read the Mason Judy story
- Listen to it being read by the author
- Explore the paintings in depth
- Learn more about the social and community environment of the time
- See how the artwork connects to historical documents and photographs from the State Library’s collection
- Access the related education program, featuring discussion points, facts and information and activities for use in the classroom
The development of this App is part of a wider project to enable digitisation and universal access to a rare Western Australian children’s book illustration collection. It is a pilot project for the State Library and a first step in transforming the way the State Library curates items from its collections.
Funding for the development of the App was provided by the State Library Foundation in partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore. This has not only made the development of the App possible, but has allowed the State Library to digitise the Juniper paintings, as well as the Mason Judy book, bringing the story to a whole new audience.
The Juniper App can be downloaded for iPad or Android tablet using the links below:
Page last updated: Monday 4 January 2016