The original illustrations for the popular children’s picture book Come By Chance (published by Angus & Robertson, 1988) by Madeleine Winch were acquired by Dubbo Regional Gallery in 2001 after significant community fundraising. The book has been out of print until its re-release in 2009 by Walker Books and to celebrate the WPCC will reshow these charming works.

Art Exhibition previously on at Western Plains Cultural Centre in Australia.
From Saturday 20 February 2010 to Sunday 30 May 2010

Come by Chance (Jacket Cover – Front)  image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 25 March 2010.
Contact the publisher.

Come By Chance tells the story of Bertha (loosely based on Stuart Town artist Lyn Winters) who stumbles upon a dilapidated shack that she proceeds to repair and transform into a home. When a host of animals appear at her door she invites them in to wait out the winter months before the appearance of spring sees them on their way.

The Children’s Gallery will be transformed, allowing visitors to enter the book itself in a wondrous exploration of an Australian favourite.