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Book Links Exhibition: Understory – An Adventure into the Art of Illustration

Date: Monday 21 June – Sunday 27 June, 2021
Venue: Richard Randall Art Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Time: Open Daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free admission.

Come see this amazing Book Links Exhibition ‘Understory – An adventure into the art of illustration,’ showcasing a trio of local artists who create amazing books for children as well as other art.

Children’s book illustrators Caroline Magerl, Megan Forward and Sue Wright will have illustrations and models on display and for sale.   Personalised and signed books available for purchase. Some demonstrations on Saturday 26 June.

“As a child, illustrations in picture books suggested to me that there was more to any story than could be seen on the surface. This was an immensely satisfying aspect I looked for in any book.
Illustrations invited exploration, pointed to possibilities.
Now, when I write stories, I begin with imagery.
Sometimes many pieces are created in the process of eliciting a narrative.
These images are my “understory”, the point before a narrative forms, where anything seems possible.
The images in this exhibition are dedicated to that starting point, the understory from which my ideas emerge.
It’s the part of the picture book process I enjoy the most.”

Caroline Magerl





In October 2019, Book Links presented its first exhibition of children’s book illustration at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens with children’s book illustrators Lucia Masciullo, Helene Magisson and Paul O’Sullivan.

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