Juvenilia Exhibition

May 2024

The Juvenilia Exhibition brings together the juvenile works from some of Australia's most loved and established children's authors and illustrators including Graeme Base, Andy Griffiths, Mandy Foot and Alison Lester.

Everyone starts somewhere. Whether it is hand writing stories on scrap paper or drawing pictures in pencil and then rubbing them out, today's most prominent creators of children's books all started as children too, dreaming about being able to publish their own story.

Curated by author Aimee Chan, this unique and intimate collection highlights their early attempts at storytelling sure to inspire budding creatives.

Unley Libraries is thrilled to be the exclusive host of this exhibition in South Australia.

The exhibition will be available at Unley Civic Library during opening hours from Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 11 July 2024.


Author/Illustrator interviews

Leading up to the exhibition we have had the great opportunity to interview a few authors/illustrators.

Emma Bowd

Emma Bowd, author of Wonderful Shoes and This is My Happy Place dropped into Unley Libraries in the lead up to our Juvenilia Exhibition and had a great chat to Karyn about her early adventures in storytelling and how she became a children's author.


Authors & Illustrators Showcase

To celebrate the South Australian Launch of the national Juvenilia Exhibition, Unley Libraries is hosting a Creatives Showcase. Join us to meet and greet some of SA's best children's authors and illustrators including Janeen Brian, Katrina Germein, Danny Snell and more! Ask about their creations from childhood, what it's like to be a published author/illustrator, the creative/publishing processes, and see what they're working on now.

This is the perfect event for budding writers and artists, those looking to become published and families who value rich children's literature. This exhibition and showcase gives children and visitors a chance to explore material written and illustrated by some of their favourite creatives and learn the art of perseverance, self-belief, and connection to story.

Keep an eye on this page as we will be adding all kinds of goodies related to these authors in the lead up to the exhibition.

Authors attending the Showcase

   Twin Spin by Adam Cece

Adam Cece

 

Adam Cece's website

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   Aggie Flea steals the show by Tania Ingram  

Tania Ingram

 

Tania Ingram's website

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   Fancy pants by Kelly Hibbert and Amanda Graham  

Kelly Hibbert

 

Kelly Hibbert's website

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   the mad cappers tea party by Marnie Stocks and Sally Heinrich  

Sally Heinrich

 

Sally Heinrich's website

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   Honour among ghosts by Sean Williams  

Sean Williams

 

Sean William's website

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   The Rebels of Mount Buffalo by Helen Edwards  

Helen Edwards

 

Helen Edward's website

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   Banjo Frog's concert spectacular by Kristin Martin and Bianca Richardson  

Kristin Martin

 

Kristin Martin's website

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   King of the Outback by Kristin Weidenbach  

Kristin Weidenbach

 

Kristin Weidenbach's website

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   Troop Train by Elizabeth Hutchins    

Elizabeth Hutchins

 

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   Little book baby by Katrina Germein and Cheryl Orsini    

Katrina Germein

 

Katrina Germein's website

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   Let the singing begin by Mike and Linda Dumbleton and Mandy Foot    

Mandy Foot

 

Mandy Foot's website

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   You've got yoghurt in your nostrils by Bethany Clark and Sara Acton    

Bethany Clark

 

Bethany Clark's website

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   Something about Alaska by J A Cooper    

James A. Cooper

 

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   That thing I did by Allayne Webster    

Allayne Webster

 

Allayne Webster's website

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   Star of Anise by Jane Jolly and Di Wu      

Jane Jolly

 

Jane Jolly's website

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   Little Treasure by Chanelle Gosper and Jennifer Goldsmith      

Chanelle Gosper

  

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   The turtle and the flood by Jackie French and Danny Snell      

Danny Snell

 

Danny Snell's website

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   10 cheeky possums by Ed Allen and Claire Richards      

Claire Richards

 

Claire Richard's website

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   Pepper Masalah and the flying carpet by Rosanne Hawke      

Rosanne Hawke

 

Rosanne Hawke's website

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   Koala by Danielle Clode      

Danielle Clode

 

Danielle Clode's website

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   I am this big by Janeen Brian and Jess Racklyeft      

Janeen Brian

 

Janeen Brian's website

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   My Feet by Aimee Chan      

Aimee Chan

 

Aimee Chan website

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   Raised by moths by Charlie Archbold and Michelle conn      

Charlie Archbold

 

Charlie Archbold website

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   Dance in a ring by Mike and Linda Dumbleton and Jedda Robaard      

Mike Dumbleton

 

Mike Dumbleton's website

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   Wacko by Ali Durham      

Ali Durham

 

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   Where is cheeky monster? by Mike Lucas and Heidi McKinnon      

Mike Lucas

 

Mike Lucas' website

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   Kick with my left foot by Paul Seden and Karen Briggs      

Karen Briggs

  

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   Duli Sen      

Duli Sen

 

 
   The frog bridge by Ian Boyd      

Ian Boyd

 

Ian Boyd's website

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