Juvenilia

Thursday 25 April 2024 to Sunday 05 May 2024

Overview

Everyone starts somewhere. For hundreds of years, children have been making books, comics and artworks and letting their imaginations run wild. Developed by local author and illustrator Aimee…

Everyone starts somewhere.

For hundreds of years, children have been making books, comics and artworks and letting their imaginations run wild.

Developed by local author and illustrator Aimee Chan, Juvenilia showcases the rare and very personal childhood works of well-known Australian children's authors and illustrators including Andy Griffiths, Graeme Base, Alison Lester, Ursula Dubosarsky and Danny Katz.

Play Graeme Base’s game Worm Haven (developed when he was just nine years old), joke around in the Andy Griffiths Just Tricking Treehouse and dream big in this delightful exhibition.

All the works in this collection have been exhibited by their makers because they want this generation of dreamers to know that they, too, started somewhere.

They were children once and if they can do it, so can you.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a hearing loop

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have grab rails in the bathroom

Have handrails on all your stairways

Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.

Have raised tactile buttons in your lifts

Have step free access to the conference or function room

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide seating in common areas including reception area

Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth

Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting

Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)

Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)