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An exhibition of the artistry and imagination of WA authors
It's been 25 years since WA kids were introduced to a cheeky little sausage and his breakfast time adventures in A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day. This much-loved local children's picture book by WA authors Ellisha Majid and Peter Kendall and published by Fremantle Press, will form the heart of a celebration of some of the state's best children's authors.
A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day (pic: Fremantle Press.)
The State Library of WA, together with Fremantle Press and AWESOME Arts, will host a free exhibition, aptly named A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day, to recognise the work of Fremantle Press and its small yet significant children's program.
The exhibition will run every day from Saturday, 1st October to Saturday, 31st December on the ground floor during library opening hours. Through picture books, stories and illustrations, the exhibit will bring to life the works of Tim Winton, Diane Wolfer, Norman Jorgensen, Bronwyn Bancroft and Sally Morgan, plus many other local authors.
Visitors will learn how ideas for stories and picture books are formed, and how stories and characters are visualised and brought to life via working notes and storyboards, and how publication works. This is an opportunity for you to share your picture book ideas and absorb into a world of imagination and make believe.
A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day is part of the 2016 AWESOME Festival and Fremantle Press' 40th year anniversary. You can read more about the festival, and how to meet some of the authors and illustrators here.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to celebrate Western Australia's diverse children's picture book industry – it's one for children, parents, families and big kids at heart alike.