Shifting Sands (the Illustrated Page) Art Exhibition

Next event date: Saturday, 21 May 2022 | 06:00 AM to Sunday, 29 May 2022 | 03:00 PM

Shifting Sands

The Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House (QNH) Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival, is mounting an exhibition called Shifting Sands (The Illustrators Page) which incorporates artists’, illustrators’ and writers’ interpretations and responses to this year’s Queenscliffe Literary Festival theme Shifting Sands. The Exhibition will to be held at the QNH from 7 to 29 May 2022. The Exhibition will comprise a unique display of illustrations for children’s picture books, short stories, poems and other fiction.

The illustrative art has been created by such diverse artists as Mark Wilson, John Hughson, Dougal Ramsay, Tracy Watt and Linda Gallus. The works they have developed the art for have been written by Tim O’Brien, Tammy Muir, Malcolm Clarke, John Hughson and, in some cases, the works were both written and illustrated by the featured artists. Additionally, the Rip Writers Group has been invited to submit material. Well known and highly respected local illustrator and children’s book author, Robert Ingpen AM will open the exhibition on 7 May at the Queenscliff Neighbourhood house at 1pm.

According to Chris Box, Chair of the QNH House Committee: ‘this new exhibition is an initiative which strengthens the connection between two vibrant and important local community groups - the Queenscliffe Literary Festival Committee and the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Committee of Management (through the House's Art Gallery Committee). The Exhibition reflects this connection since its theme is illustrating the written word.'

Works will be on display (and available for sale if the artist so chooses) from 7 to 29 May 2022 at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Art Gallery.


  • Saturday, 07 May 2022 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 29 May 2022 | 03:00 PM


Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Art Gallery, 3 Tobin Dr,, Queenscliff 3225  View map

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