Clliope State School Year 1 students Jai Hansen and Tamika Anno inspect the ‘New Horizons’ exhibition currently on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.
Clliope State School Year 1 students Jai Hansen and Tamika Anno inspect the ‘New Horizons’ exhibition currently on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. Jen Tybell

Exhibition sets New Horizons

THEY are works which have literally jumped from the pages of some of Australia’s most popular books.

The launch of the ‘New Horizons’ art exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum is a visual feast of vibrant and vivid book illustrations from the hands of acclaimed Australian authors and illustrators David Miller and Colin Thompson.

Featuring up to 20 illustrations, ‘New Horizons’ was officially opened on Monday.

It is the third time an exhibition has been curated in conjunction with the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale.

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum director Pamela Whitlock said having such a world class illustration exhibition was a coup for the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale and the gallery.

Ms Whitlock said the gallery had been fortunate to extend the duration of the exhibition until August 28.

She said ‘New Horizons’ was an exhibition to attract all ages.

“I very much hope that with the extended time, more schools take the opportunity to bring their students for a viewing, and families as well,” Ms Whitlock said.

“It features illustrations from a range of Colin and David’s books such as The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley, The Last Alchemist, Castles, Lofty’s Mission, Big and Me and The Secret Life of Hedley Wheelspin, to name just a few.

A renowned writer and illustrator of children’s books, science fiction and fantasy, Colin Thompson is known for his incredibly intricate and detailed illustrations.

Likewise, David Miller is a highly-regarded writer/illustrator whose innovative style as a paper sculptor and collage artist, has made him one of the most foremost artists on the Australian illustration scene.



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