The Sound of Picture Books

Due to WA border restrictions and the uncertainty of the COVID situation in the Eastern States, author Tina Wilson (NSW) and composer Matt Ottley (NSW) were unable to travel to Perth. Unfortunately, The 2021 Sound of Picture Books performance had to be canceled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to bringing you new performances in 2022.

The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Yamaha, and Australian Piano Warehouse, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books.  These unique multi-modal performances are tailored to the age groups attending and features superb WASO musicians, Matt Ottley’s composition, as an author or illustrator narrates the performance shown on a large screen. 


Hear what others had to say about previous performances of The Sound of Picture Books in recent years;

Music combined with narratives makes for a wonderful experience. I love to draw so I found Matt Ottley inspiring and Danny Parker (Parachute author) is so engaging and entertaining it is hard not to walk away loving books. - L. Sanderson

It was well organised, a great venue. The performance was very good. MGibbings

It was lovely to see the book brought to life with music and film. Children enjoyed seeing it and hearing the instruments. - G. Hopetown-Smith

Please keep doing this as I thought It taught the children so much, especially writing a music score and how all the instruments came together at the end. I learned so much - how important the illustrator is, how simple a story can be, and most importantly, the characters. - A. Watkins


Thank you

A contribution to The Sound of Picture Books has been made by the Gabby Arts Legacy Trust. Our thanks for their ongoing and generous support of this unique performance experience.