Exhibitions

A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day

Celebrating Western Australian picture books at 40 fabulous years of Fremantle Press

Celebrating Western Australian picture 
books at 40 fabulous years of Fremantle Press

1 October - 31 December 2016
Ground Floor gallery

A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day celebrates the artistry and diversity of Western Australian picture books published by Fremantle Press.

Since the publication of A Sausage Went for a Walk by Ellisha Majid and Peter Kendall, Fremantle Press has established a small but significant children's program which has achieved national acclaim. Visitors to the exhibition will enter a world of imagination through stories and illustrations of creators like Bronwyn Bancroft, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Norman Jorgensen, Sally Morgan, Tim Winton and Dianne Wolfer, to name a few.

Discover how ideas for picture books emerge, and explore how they are brought to life through storyboards, working notes and then the published book. Read books seen in the exhibition and share your own story ideas in the in-exhibition reading space.

This exhibition is presented by Fremantle Press, the State Library of Western Australia and AWESOME Arts. It is launched as part of the 2016 AWESOME Festival and Fremantle Press 40 Year Anniversary celebrations. For opportunities to meet the authors and illustrators who created these books, go to aweseomearts.com.

Exhibition activities 

Education groups 

Class visits to A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day are available throughout Term 4. Visits to the exhibition are supported by an Interactive Workshop and/or Self-Guided Trail. State Library education workshops are linked to the Australian and Western Australian curricula. Bookings required.

Self-Guided Trail
Follow the trail booklet for a closer look at the original illustrations and the meaning conveyed through story. Self-Guided Trail booklets are available through education program bookings.

I spy with my little eye

Rebecca Cool Artwork

7 December 2016 - 29 January 2017
The Story Place, Mezzanine Floor gallery

Curated especially for children, this exhibition explores the art of observation, encouraging us to look closely at nature, and marvel at the world around us.A selection of Rebecca Cool's original artwork from the picture books Isabella's Garden (2009) and For All Creatures (2011) written by Glenda Millard, feature alongside images of flora and fauna from the State Library and other Australian collections. How many of the creatures seen in the exhibition, can you find in your garden, local park or zoo?

Image: Rebecca Cool, Frogs and Snails, 2011, acrylic on canvas. State Library of Western Australia, PWC/173.

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