Tai Snaith
You stop  2017
gouache, ink, watercolour, paper and stoneware and porcelain clay
[from Slow Down, World, Thames & Hudson, Australia, 2017]
Collection of the artist
© Tai Snaith

Shaun Tan
Never be late for a parade  2012–13
oil on canvas
[from Rules of Summer, Hachette, Australia, 2013] Courtesy of the artist
© Shaun Tan

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books

24 March to 27 May 2018

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books is a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years. It includes the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and artists including Joshua Button, Leigh Hobbs, Robert Ingpen, Ann James, Van T Rudd, Tai Snaith, Anne Spudvilas, Shaun Tan and Anna Walker.  

Presenting original artworks and source material for some of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary children’s books, the exhibition explores the wonderfully inspiring images and texts through which concepts of humanity, nature, caring, cultural difference and belonging, and the challenging realities of loneliness and intolerance, are introduced to children.