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 

Presented as part of the 2016 AWESOME Festival 

Creatures from the Deep
Shadow Puppetry Workshop with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. 
Create your very own wild and whacky deep sea creature and learn how to breathe life into a puppet. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Fremantle Press team up to deliver a shadow puppetry workshop based on creatures from Tim Winton's The Deep.  Free. No bookings required. 

Storytime in The Story Place 

Join authors featured in the exhibition for special Storytime sessions. Storytime sessions and times

Brobot Book Launch 
Friday 7 October 3.30pm
Meet James Foley, the author of Brobot for a special reading and Q&A session. Tickets required.  

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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