Australian Children’s Literature

On our recent visit to Canberra I was able to visit the exhibition on Australian Children’s Literature at the National Library of Australia. The building always impresses me and reminds me of the Parthenon in Greece. The exhibition was in its last few days so I was lucky to be able to get to Canberra…

My favourite illustrator again.

I have posted before about the Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen and mentioned a book called Wonderlands.  I was lucky enough to find the book at a much reduced price when we were in Melbourne visiting our elder daughter and her family.  A great bargain. I just love his artwork. From Wind in the Willows. I…

Our National Library :Australian children’s literature, so many memories.

Our younger daughter and our son both live in Canberra and we will be there in February.   I would like to pay a visit to the National Library as they have a wonderful exhibition on at the moment called Storytime. “Story Time is curated thematically, exploring common themes in Australian children’s literature. Below are some…

A wide brown land. . . . .

A sculpture at the National Arboretum in Canberra, the nation’s capital.  You can see Black Mountain Tower in the background. Many Australians would at least be familiar with the second verse of Dorothea MacKellar’s poem, My Country.  In the video the poet recites the complete poem.  During this time of devastating bushfires and now flooding…

An interesting art exhibition

When I was in Melbourne recently I visited Federation Square as I wanted to go to the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).  Just my luck. A bit too long to wait. My train departed the next day. Luckily for me the Ian Potter Centre/NGV is also in Federation Square so I visited that…

Looking for inspiration.

I want to make some pictures to hang in our toilet but I am not sure quite what I want to do.  I decided to take a look at my Pinterest board for ideas and was surprised by the many and wonderful quotes that I had pinned there.  It will be difficult to make a…