Exhibitions


Mason Judy artwork by Robert Jupiner

Mason Judy

When: 19 November - 15 December 2014
Where: Ground Floor Gallery Space
FREE, Family Friendly Exhibition

The State Library of Western Australia invites you to an exhibition of original artworks by Robert Juniper, from the picture book Mason Judy (1977) by Western Australian author Trevor Todd.

The book was inspired by the anthropologist Charles Mountford's Dreamtime Stories, which are reimagined through the eyes of young Mason Judy.

Eight year old Mason Judy is lonely and unhappy when his family moves to a new suburb. Wandering alone, he finds a stone which transports him to another time and place. There he meets Aranda, Guardian of the Stone, who accompanies him on a journey to return the stone to its traditional dwelling place, Alcheringa.

To complement the exhibition, a free app enables the audience to hear the Mason Judy story and learn more about the artist Robert Juniper, author Trevor Todd and their inspiration for the story and artwork.

The app is part of a package of materials being developed to encourage understanding of the historical context and major themes for the art and story of Mason Judy.

The project has been made possible with the generous support of BHP Billiton.

These artworks were acquired by the State Library of Western Australia with the assistance of the State Library's Foundation, Westfarmers and Woodside.

Coming Soon

Rules of Summer Shaun Tan

Rules of Summer
An exhibition of original illustrations from Shaun Tan's award winning picture book. 


Presented by the State Library of Western Australia in partnership with The Literature Centre
When: 19 December 2014 - 27 January 2015
Where: Ground Floor Gallery
FREE

Through a dramatic series of paintings Shaun Tan maps the activities of two boys through their memories of last summer. Inspired by suburban environments, The Rules of Summer explores themes of friendship, rivalry and imagination. Marvel at Tan's use of colour as you wander through an oddly familiar emotive landscape. 

This exhibition features original works curated alongside pages from the picture book and exclusive video footage.

On A Small Island

An exhibition of original illustrations from Kyle Hughes-Odgers picture book, On a Small Island 

When: 5 December 2014 28 February 2015
Where: The Place Gallery, Mezzanine Floor
FREE, family friendly exhibition 

Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea ...

Explore the complete collection of original illustrations from Kyle Hughes-Odgers captivating picture book, On A Small Island. Inspired by detailed observation of everyday life, the pictures and words share a humble message of contentment found close to home. 

Kyle Hughes Odgers innovative illustrative style is influenced by his love of pattern and textile design. Notice his use of shapes, unique textures and found materials. Spend some time discovering each illustration as you read story.  


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