Friday, 9 March 2018


TWO SESSIONS IN THE MORNING -  a mix of independent schools and home schooled students.
we drew faces in the first group and good old cats in the second. it was a lively morning with some great drawings.   nice to walk large groups around the exhibition too.

loved the expression and confident drawing style of this girl,  oldest sister of a group of seven home schooled kids with another sibling due very soon.

FRAN came up from sydney and it was great to sit on the waterfront and eat beautiful japanese food on a perfect sunny day.  newcastle's port is busy and there are restaurants along the water's edge. i'm sorry i don't seem to have any spare time to walk or swim. we visited the exhibition then i rushed back to my room, changed and walked up to the opening at 6 o'clock.   not a lot of people but all really interested and lots of questions afterwards from other illustrators and graphic designers getting started on book project. and a visit from natalia and irina, two women who collect illustration and have bought a lot of mine. and i met Liz Anelli, very nice illustrator who's also just made the notables book list.  i must look her up

on the walk down to lunch

this gorgeous white
faced heron was
just strolling
around on his

                     very dramatic brett whiteley sculpture
                     outside the newcastle gallery

inside the war memorial building that is now the library
building, built in 1957 and full of amazing surfaces

this terrazo floor for instance, and walls that look like
green lino, lots of curved corners

liz anelli on the right, very nice, must keep in touch

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