LA NUIT DES IDEES - FRIDAY 31 SATURDAY
La Nuit des Idées to raise funds for Red CrossByron Writers Festival, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Australia and Sydney Opera House, will host the legendary French ideas festival La Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) at Byron Theatre on 31 January 2020.
Founded five years ago by the Institut Français in Paris, La Nuit des Idées has grown into a global celebration of arts, culture, science and philosophy that takes place across five continents, from cities as diverse as Dakar, Los Angeles, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Kathmandu and Marseille. In keeping with the 2020 theme ‘Being Alive’, audiences can expect a vibrant, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversation about life, the universe and everything in between.
6 - 8.30pm, Friday 31 January
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal.
ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD
I am so excited to be nominated for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!! Nominees for the award included 237 candidates from 68 countries, all of whom have made significant contributions to children's and YA literature. Nominees were announced at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair!
Thank you to the International Association of School Librarianship's Childrens and Young Adult Literature SIG for nominating me for this prestigious award!
PETERSHAM TAFE PLAY SESSION MURAL
I was approached by Petersham TAFE in 2018 to create an artwork for their Child Studies' Play Session. I have been working on the mural for the last year and it was installed in the Play Session in September. I am so proud of this work and hope the children will enjoy it for many year's to come. I have hidden lots of animals in the mural for the kids to look for and plenty of colour and shapes to capture their imagination. It was such a joy to create!
First Play Session with the new mural installed at Petersham TAFE.
Image Courtesy of Deborah Zappia.
PLAY SCHOOL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY EPISODE - JULY 2019
Have a look at the trees I designed for the set of Play School's
Acknowledgment of Country Episode, which aired in July of this year.
Play School Acknowledgement of Country is available on ABC KIDS iview.
You'll find information about everything featured in this special in the Acknowledgement of Country - Educator's Notes.
Photo Courtesy of ABC.
by Nina Lawrence
Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow. Crow searches in the bush for food but he can find none. It is only when he comes across people preparing for a ceremony that his luck changes. Crow spots a big turtle egg waiting to be cooked, and he cries out, ‘Yummy, food for me!’ But it is not an easy task stealing a turtle egg – even for a clever crow. Crow has to be more clever than he has ever been before! Children will love Bronwyn Bancroft’s distinctive illustrations, and how the Djambarrpuynu language translation – Yolnu language from North East Arnhem Land – is woven into the design.