Event held on May 21

ANZAC Illustrated

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Daily, until 21/05/2022


Many books have been published in Australia marking the centenary of the start of World War I in 1914 and the beginning of the ANZAC legend with the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915. This exhibition celebrates unique approaches to creating illustrated books for children on these themes. There are all sorts of books, including picture books for young and old, a graphic novel and illustrated fiction. Thirteen illustrators are represented, with a feature on work by author/illustrator Mark Wilson, showing a range of books associated with wars from World War I to Afghanistan. The themes and illustrated stories include two very famous songs, a couple of favourite ANZAC legends, a journal, and some fascinating historical adventures. The original Illustration mediums and styles are varied and inspiring.