Monday, September 1, 2008

not quite the Antarctic


As we get organised to embark on our adventure to Sydney (I know it's not quite the Antarctic but we've packed enough provisions to make it look as though we're off to the Antarctic) I thought it fitting to feature Alison Lester's amazing adventure to Antarctica.

Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica in 2005 as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow and diarised her trip online so that school children around Australia could be inspired by this adventure.

Alison encouraged children to draw in response to her descriptions and photos. She has since used these illustrations to complete an exhibition of work which combines the children’s line drawings with her design and colour.
Books Illustrated are currently showing this amazing exhibition at The Angela Robarts Gallery at Gasworks Arts Park until 14th September.

Hopefully well before the 14th September we'll have already settled in nicely to our new home and I'll have the internet rigged up at home so I can start to diarise our adventures. In the meantime, enjoy Alison's adventure and adios. xox

2 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Hopefully Sydney will be a little warmer than the Antarctic ... or even Melbourne for that matter.

The exhibition looks terrific. I must try and get to Gasworks.

66 Stitches said...

Thanks hoppo bumpo. Unfortunately it feels a little like the antarctic (Sydney style) here at the moment. Looking forward to some sunny Sydney weather soon.
Enjoy the exhibition if you make it down there!