• Katherine Battersby

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Queensland (QLD)
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    Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of Squish Rabbit, shortlisted for the 2012 Crichton Award and named a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Her second picture book is Brave Squish Rabbit and she has also had many short stories published in magazines and anthologies for young people. . . .

  • Lesley Vamos

    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Lesley studied at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, receiving a Distinction in the Bachelor of Digital Media with Honours in animation. She spent the next year in LA getting experience and is now working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, spending time both here and abroad to ensure . . .

  • Cathy Lane

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Cathy has written and/or illustrated six picture books including Butterfly Kisses and Knock Knock Who’s There?, written by Mary Small. Recently she redesigned and illustrated Butterfly Kisses as a picture book app for the iPad. She has worked part time as specialist primary art teacher and design teacher at TAFE. She has presented four solo art . . .

  • Jill Carter-Hansen

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Jill is an author and illustrator, having published a number of her own children’s books and collaborated with authors on several others, including Bearly There with Aleesah Darlison. Jill’s talks for adults take 1-1.5 hours and focus on her own original and/or screened work. She shares the often amusing stories behind the creation . . .

  • Stephen Axelsen

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Stephen Axelsen, while studying sociology at university, taught himself to draw and has been writing and illustrating humorous works for children since 1975. Stephen has illustrated many books including a graphic novel, The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim. He wrote and illustrated the Piccolo and Annabelle series of novels, which were shortlisted . . .

  • Stephanie Owen-Reeder

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age
    Format:
    Talks
    Home state:
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
    Comments Off on Stephanie Owen-Reeder

    Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder is the author of two books for adults and seven books for children, three of which she also illustrated. Her books include the historical novel Lost! A True Tale from the Bush (Shortlisted and Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2010) and the picture book I’ve Got a Feeling! (IBBY Outstanding . . .

  • Marc McBride

    • Artist
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Marc McBride has illustrated many books including the hugely successful Deltora Quest and Quentaris series, The Deltora Book of Monsters, Old Ridley, Journey From The Centre Of The Earth and Tales of Deltora.

  • Adam Wallace

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Adam Wallace is a qualified engineer and primary school teacher who discovered a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books for children.

  • Leigh Hobbs

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Leigh Hobbs is the Australian Children’s Laureate, 2016-17. He is an artist who works across a wide range of mediums, as well as writing and illustrating his children's books.

  • Isobelle Carmody

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Isobelle Carmody

    Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed children’s authors. She started writing her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was 14 years old.

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