Australian picture book covers translated into Noongar Language by Cassie Lynch and illustrated by Anne Barnetson

Kaya Bandang! (Hello everyone!) Illustrator Anne Barnetson and writer Cassie Lynch have brought best-loved picture books and Aboriginal languages together for this special series in honour of Children’s Book council of Australia’s Book Week 2019. Cassie is a descendent of the Noongar people and translated the titles of these famous picture books into the Noongar […]

Portrait of a Bookshop

I’ve been instagram friends with Anna and the other booksellers at independent bookshop The Bookbird for a little while. Recently they held their first illustration competition to celebrate The Bookbird’s fourth birthday, and I drew the shop as a colourful little bird house complete with a couple of customers.  

A conversation with Bri Lee – Author, Survivor, General Powerhouse

Back when I first read the proof of Bri Lee’s memoir, Eggshell Skull, in early 2018, I was impressed with how much the force of her personality and determination came through the writing. It’s a gruelling, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant account which, when you finally close the book and set it down, makes you feel as […]

FAIL paintings: Kenny

The FAIL paintings are a sporadic series of works on canvas documenting the purest fragments of tragicomedy on the internet in the form of reproduced film stills and images. A portrait of a white tiger who died in 2008. Kenny had with severe health problems due to inbreeding. Painted from a photograph, 2014.