Join Yvonne Mes to discuss her book Meet Sidney Nolan, learn about Modern Art in Australia and learn some secrets about Sidney Nolan that weren't in the book! We will even paint our own Ned Kelly landscapes like Sidney's.
About "Meet Sidney Nolan":
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.
Sidney Nolan is one of Australia’s most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.
“This marvellous children’s book provides a much needed introduction to Nolan and his importance to Australian art. Beautifully illustrated... A great story, succinctly and colourfully told for young readers.” - Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph
About Yvonne Mes:
Yvonne Mes is a children’s author, illustrator and devourer of books.She writes short stories, picture books and junior novels. Her stories are published in School Magazine, on the Kids Book Review website and as part of anthologies.
Yvonne has a Bachelor of Children's Services, a Certificate in Professional Children's Writing, and a Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Crafts.
Yvonne coordinates Write Links, the Brisbane children's writers and illustrators group, and is vice president of Book Links QLD (Inc.) She writes reviews for Buzz Wordsmagazine and is a member of SCBWI, CBCA, Book Links and the ASA.
She has two decades experience working with children of all ages, abilities, many cultures and in various settings.
Yvonne grew up in Amsterdam but has made her home in Australia. Her three sons make sure she is never lost for inspiration. Her mission: sneak a quiet cup of coffee. Result: cold coffee and noise.
This event is FREE, but registration is essential.