Unpigeonholable author/illustrator/curator/artists Tai Snaith and Marc Martin will share their picture books and the books that inspire them. Hear them talk about their ideas, their practice, the profession and the politics of publishing. Tai is the author and illustrator of The Family Hour in Australia (2013) and Sticks and Stones, Animal Homes (2014). Marc is the author and illustrator of A Forest (2012), Silent Observer (2011), The Curious Explorer's Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals A-Z (2013), Max (2014) and A River, soon to be released.
The very hungry caterpillar ate through four strawberries on Thursday and the tiger who came to tea drank all daddy's beer. But if they came to A Centre for Everything, they'd be eating their words. Literally. Each bowl of minestrone we make will contain all the letters of popular children's books about food. Now you can literally devour books. (We know that's "literally" twice now, but it is a very relevant word to use in this context.) Choose from The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar soup, The-Tiger-Who-Came-to-Tea soup or Green-Eggs-and-Ham soup.
In this workshop we'll collectively create an A-Z of ideologies. Illustrate Anarchism, Budget cuts and Communism or choose Austerity, Buddhism and Civil Disobedience... We'll provide an assortment of materials, but if you have a favourite set of watercolours or a preferred pen, feel free to bring your own. If drawing gives you the heebie-geebies, we'll also provide some resources for collage and pattern-design.
Photography by Caitlin Littlewood