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 

An hour with Peter Kendall for families 
Saturday 12 November 10.30 - 11.30am 
Story Place: Mezzanine floor 
Free. Bookings required 

Meet the illustrator of the picture book A Sausage Went for a Walk in this fun interactive drawing event. Enjoy storytelling, marvel at live illustration demonstrations, and create your own picture book character. Bring a pencil, A4 piece of paper, something to lean on, and get ready to express your own creative talents. 

  • This event is suitable for children and families and concludes with a book signing opportunity. 
  • Copies of the picture book A Sausage Went for a Walk are available from the Discovery Store at the State Library. 
Workshop: Illustrate with Peter Kendall - Ages 7+ 
Saturday 12 November 12:30 - 1:30pm 
Education Space: Mezzanine floor 
Free. Bookings required 

Discover the art of illustration in this workshop with award winning creator Peter Kendall, illustrator of A Sausage Went for a Walk. Create your own illustrations and learn tips and tricks from the best.  Suitable for ages 7 + 

  • Participants must be accompanied by a parent/ caregiver.
  • Workshop materials are supplied

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. 

A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day: Free Teacher Professional Learning Event 

Thursday 20 October 2016 4:30pm - 6.30pm 

Preview the new exhibition A Sausage Went For a Walk One Day. Find out about the free education workshops available for school groups. Engage in thematic analysis of original artwork created for picture books. Learn how to book a excursions for your school students. This is an event for educators, pre-service teachers and school administrators organising school excursions. Free. Bookings required. 

Curators Tour - The art of the picture book 
Where do ideas for picture books come from? 
How are words brought to life through illustration? 

In picture books words and illustrations work together to lead our imaginations into the story and beyond. Take a closer look at the key illustrations and the creativity and technique involved in creating this uniquely portable art form. Free. Bookings required. 

Monday 17 October 12:00pm - 12:45pm 
Friday 11 November 1:00pm - 1:45pm 
Wednesday 23 November 12:00pm - 12:45pm 

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