Site Search

Leigh Hobbs: Characters from the Drawing Board

An exhibition featuring original illustrations and treasures from Leigh's studio.

Australian artist and author Leigh Hobbs is best known for the many children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken, Fiona the Pig, Mr Badger and the FREAKS in 4F. In 2019 he was honoured by Australia Post with a stamp as an ‘Australian Legend of Children’s Literature’. He was the 2016 – 2017 Australian Children’s Laureate.

This exhibition takes a closer look at Leigh Hobbs, his art and the development of his famous characters. It includes giclee prints, original illustrations and treasures from Leigh’s studio including original sketches, sketch books and art materials.

Recently Leigh has created a series of short films, the That’s Me” series of films, which  talk about the ideas behind each of his beloved characters, and where the inspiration comes from.


Credit: Leigh Hobbs' working drawings and tools of the trade - Books Illustrated

When
Saturday 21 August - Saturday 15 January
Where
Lavington Library, Northpoint Tower, Griffith Road, Lavington
Price
FREE


Related Events
Never miss an update
account_circle
mail_outline
* We'll never share your email with third parties