Picture Gallery: Contemporary Australian Children’s Book Illustrations

Back by Popular Demand!

WestWords and Sydney Writers’ Festival are  delighted to once again present this collection of works by exceptional contemporary Australian children’s book illustrators at the Penrith City Library, perfect for the school holidays and in the library for the whole month of April, 2017.

Picture Gallery features the original work of  Cheryl Orsini, Tony Flowers, Andrew Joyner, Chris Nixon,  Judith Rossell, Shaun Tan, and WestWords’ 2016 Artist is Residence at Parramatta Artists Studios, Liz Anelli.

WHERE: The Penrith City Library  for the month of April, 2017

601 High St, Penrith NSW 2750

Monday – Friday  9am–8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
COST: FREE entry


Illustration Workshops  with Cheryl Orsini!

In these fast-paced, funny and highly interactive workshops, Cheryl will help you to create your own storybook characters. Through ‘Quick Draw Deadlines’ and ‘Trial by Illustration’, everyone will have a great time making a good clean mess!

When: Thursday 20th April
WHO: For 7 – 10 year olds       TIME: 10:30 – 11:30am
WHO: 11 – 14 year olds             TIME: 12 – 1pm
COST: $12 per child. For information and bookings contact the Penrith Library:
(02) 4732 7891


Cheryl Orsini photo 2014

About Cheryl Orsini

Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children’s books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include Lucy’s Book (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), The Fairy Dancers (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), Caravan Fran (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), and Pom Pom, Where Are You? (Viking/Penguin). Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions.

The works in the exhibition were kindly donated by the artists.
Presented in collaboration with Sydney Writers’ Festival and Penrith City Library.



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Penrith Library