Travel through worlds of OnceUponATimes in our online exhibition “ILLUMINATED: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration”. Travel from JJ Grandeville’s world of intricate engravings in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (!853) through the Golden Age’s sumptuous illustrations by Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway to the contemporary world of books honoured in the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. You might even meet Blinky Bill and the Magic Pudding on the way
Childhood characters like Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Blinky Bill have become household names. The artists who brought these characters to life in illustrations, however, are lesser-known. In this timeline we explore some of the most iconic children’s books and the illustrators who brought them to life.
Thank you for ‘virtually visiting’ this component of our exhibition ILLUMINATED: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration. We would love your feedback about your visit. This feedback will guide future planning.
This exhibition is kindly sponsored by