Celebrating and exploring the imaginary characters of Australian picture books.

FANTASTIC WORLDS Graeme Base | Lance Balchin | Leigh Hobbs | Elise Hurst | Alison Lester | Marc Martin Cat Rabbit & Isobel Knowles (Soft Stories) | Tai Snaith | Shaun Tan | Anna Walker

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 07 June 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019
Launch Thursday 06 June 2019, 6 - 8 PM

Image: Shaun Tan. Never drop your jar, 2012 (detail). Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 86.36 cm. Photographer: Matthew Stanton. Artwork from Rules of Summer published by Lothian Children’s Books in 2013. Courtesy of the artist. image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Saturday 25 May 2019.
Contact the publisher.

Fantastic Worlds is an exhibition and program that celebrates and explores the fantastic and imaginary characters and worlds of Australian picture books through original artworks, animations and associated media. Curated for families and children (aged 2 to 10 years), this thematically organised exhibition invites visitors to get up close to experience these imaginative worlds and the curious, mysterious and whimsical characters that occupy these realms. Created by some of Australia’s leading picture book artists, the artworks, animations and related media in this exhibition reveal the inspiring skill, creativity and processes involved in creating artworks for picture books.