Exhibitions

On a Small Island Cover

On A Small Island

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

When: 11 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.  


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.

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