May Gibbs - Gumnut Babies

Saturday 12 September 2020 09:00AM to Sunday 01 November 2020 05:00PM
Ground Floor Gallery

May Gibbs’ famous illustrations on show at the State Library of Western Australia in the May Gibbs - Gumnut Babies exhibition, as part of the 2020 AWESOME International Arts Festival.

Having emigrated to Australia at the age of four, much of Gibbs’ childhood was spent living in Western Australia, where she was able to observe the beautiful Western Australian bush.

The FREE exhibition features a selection of artwork from May Gibbs' childrens books, including Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, that will delight visitors of all ages.

Visitors to the 2020 Awesome International Arts Festival in the Perth Cultural Centre (28 September - 2 October) can also enjoy free performances of The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by the Western Australian Ballet.

The exhibition is presented at the State Library of Western Australia in partnership with the 2020 AWESOME Festival and the West Australian Ballet.

Image from the May Gibbs Archive, State Library of NSW © Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 2020