• Gabrielle Wang

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers, Parents
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Gabrielle’s stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. Her books are about ghost hunters and enchanted gardens, hidden monasteries and fox spirits. They are about belonging and home and finding strength from within. Her latest books are The Wishbird and the Our Australian Girl Pearlie books. Gabrielle’s . . .

  • Mitch Vane

    • Artist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Mitch works in a variety of mediums but her favourite is a good old-fashioned messy dip pen and India ink. She often collaborates with partner and The Age writer Danny Katz & they are best known for the YABBA Award-winning Little Lunch series (which was made into a mockumentary series by the ABC). Mitch has created . . .

  • Renee Treml

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Renee writes and illustrates books for young children. Her titles include One Very Tired Wombat, Once I Heard a Little Wombat (2016 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award; 2016 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature), and Ten Little Owls (CBCA Notable Book Early Childhood 2017). Her first graphic novel/illustrated mystery for middle . . .

  • Michael Salmon

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michael has been involved in graphics, children’s literature, TV and theatre since 1967. Michael’s many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board-game invention and the writing and illustrating of 162 books for children. The ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of . . .

  • Andrew Plant

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Andrew is an author and illustrator of picture books. He has presented sessions in schools and libraries from Alice Springs to Beijing and France. He also paints murals, and designs and builds theatre sets for schools and amateur theatre groups. Andrew’s latest book, The Poppy, is a story of Australian soldiers . . .

  • Nicky Johnston

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Nicky is a mum to four boys, a primary educator, an artist, a public speaker, and author and illustrator of children’s books. She is passionate about the importance of teaching resilience and positive emotional well-being in children, and provides teacher and parent professional development seminars demonstrating opportunities to do this . . .

  • Sarah Howell

    • Artist
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Sarah is a founding member of Squishface Comics Studio. She self-publishes zines and mini-comics and is currently working on a graphic novel about Dame Enid Lyons. Sarah is the cartooning tutor at Box Hill Community Arts Centre and the graphic novels tutor at the Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne. Sarah’s . . .

  • Sunshine Herbert

    • Artist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Sunshine is a fantastical, whimsy inspired artist. Inspired by people and the world around her. She is a self-taught artist and illustrator and her collection of illustrated children’s books is steadily growing. She’s becoming obsessed with character development in her art and allowing her little people to live their own . . .

  • Jacqui Grantford

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Jacqui Grantford is a Melbourne-based artist who has worked extensively as an artist, author and illustrator. Her book and DVD Simply Drawing have recently been released. A True Person, illustrated by Grantford, was a 2008 White Raven book. Only 250 books across the world are chosen in recognition of their artistic merit. This . . .

  • Serena Geddes

    • Artist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Spending most of her childhood watching Saturday morning cartoons, Serena was destined to spend her adult days hunched over a light box, scribbling illustrations for picture books and working for a mouse in trousers. She spent six years working for Walt Disney Studios in Sydney before diving head first into . . .