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Shaun Tan's 'Cicada' Exhibition + Explore our Galleries in Term 4

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Clarke

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED IN TERM 3!  We were delighted to see so many new faces and familiar supporters at our Centre on 22 & 23 August.  Our Open Galleries event was a huge success and we loved the chance to showcase the Centre out of school hours.  School workshops continue during term but we will have a public viewing opportunity again in Term 4 with the proposed date Wednesday 21 November, 4pm to 8pm - save the date!

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During the year the Centre will open our galleries to the public!  See how we nurture and promote Australian picture books and novels for children, young adults... and all ages.

Shaun Tan’s CICADA Exhibition and Open Galleries

Wednesday 22 August, 4pm to 8pm AND Thursday 23 August, 4pm to 8pm

Gates open 3.30pm.  Free Entry!


Don’t miss this opportunity to see the exhibition of Shaun Tan’s new book Cicada.  This is the first exhibition of his original artwork and creative process including a small sculpture of Cicada, reference photographs and early sketches. 

Students and teachers will visit our galleries this term for Literature Workshops but we're also keen to share these four Australian picture book exhibitions by award-winning creators with the public: 

Cicada – by Shaun Tan

The Incredible Freedom Machines – by Kirli Saunders and Matt Ottley

The Feather – by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood

Somewhere Else – by Gus Gordon


BOOKS AND ART FOR SALE - The Centre’s Bookshop will be open, selling Australian children’s and young adult books including the four books mentioned above.  A selection of original picture book artwork and prints, including many from Shaun Tan’s and Matt Ottley’s books, can also be purchased.  EFTPOS facilities available.

ALL AGES WELCOME! - Browse through our galleries and bookshop. Entry is free and there are no formal sessions or RSVP's required, simply visit our Centre when you can between 4pm and 8pm on either date.


The Literature Centre, Old Fremantle Prison Hospital.

Own entrance gate corner of Hampton Road and Knutsford Street, Fremantle.   

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