Upcoming Events

I’ve got bunch of workshops and talks over the next three months, many of them free!

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May 19-June 21 – HeARTlines children’s literature exhibition

The exhibition of book illustrations will be held at the gallery spaces at MJAC featuring artwork by Moira Court, Frané Lessac, Matt Ottley, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Kylie Howarth, Terry Denton, Aska, Chris Nixon, Brian Simmonds and me! This extensive exhibition will display original large scale illustrations and paintings, initial sketches and a unique insight into an artists’ process from idea to final product.

WHEN: open Tues-Sat between May 19 and June 21.
WHERE: Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland WA
AGES: all ages
COST: free

June 3 – Picture Book Illustration workshop for adults
(Margaret River Readers & Writers’ Festival)

I’ll explain what goes into illustrating a story, including the techniques that are used and the secrets of character design. You’ll get to try some basic illustration techniques too.

WHEN: Saturday June 3
TIME: 9:30am – 11:00am
WHERE: South Regional TAFE, 272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA.
AGES: for adults
COST: $50 for adults, $45 for Margaret River Arts Hub members.
BOOKINGS: click here to book.

June 4 – Coffee and Papers
(Margaret River Readers & Writers’ Festival)

Start your morning with a coffee, the day’s news and hot topics as told by our  journalists, festival guests and local icons who make Margaret River what it is.
Ian Parmenter (hot topics), Tim Baker (surf report), James Foley (cartoon), The West Australian and West Regionals Journalists. Facilitator: Niomi O’Hara

WHEN: Sunday June 4
TIME: 9:30am – 10:30am
WHERE: Margaret River Cultural Centre, 51 Wallcliffe Road
AGES: for adults
COST: $20 for adults, free for pensioners
BOOKINGS: click here to book.

June 4 – Creating Comics
(Margaret River Readers & Writers’ Festival)

Let’s make comics! I’ll show you how.

WHEN: Sunday June 4
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:20pm
WHERE: Storytelling Tent, Margaret River Cultural Centre, 51 Wallcliffe Road
AGES: 7-12yo

June 17 – Draw Cartoon Characters workshop (6 – 16yo)
(Heartlines Children’s Literature Festival)

Learn how to draw your own cartoon characters with children’s author and illustrator James Foley. By the end of this workshop you’ll know the basics of drawing funny facial expressions and bodies, and how to develop your own character.

WHEN: Saturday June 17
TIMES / AGES:
10.00am – 11.00am | 6 – 10 years
11.30am – 12.30pm | 11 – 15 years
1.15pm – 2.15pm | 16 years +
WHERE: Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland, WA
COST: $5 | $4.50 MAC Members
BOOKINGS: click here to book.

I’ll also be touring Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston towards the end of June. Details to come.

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