Leigh Hobbs: Characters from the drawing board

Thursday 23 September 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022

Overview

Australian artist and author Leigh Hobbs is best known for the many children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken, Fiona the Pig, Mr…

Australian artist and author Leigh Hobbs is best known for the many children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken, Fiona the Pig, Mr Badger and the FREAKS in 4F. In 2019 he was honoured by Australia Post with a stamp as an ‘Australian Legend of Children’s Literature’. He was the 2016 – 2017 Australian Children’s Laureate. This exhibition takes a closer look at Leigh Hobbs, his art and the development of his famous characters. It includes giclee prints, original illustrations and treasures from Leigh’s studio including original sketches, sketch books and art materials

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