Authors / illustrators return to library
From September 3-28, the Between the Lines exhibition of Waikato writers and illustrators returns to Hamilton Central Library.
It features 13 children’s book authors and illustrators, all of whom live and create in the Waikato. Donovan Bixley, Kat Merewether and Matt Mckinley are among the better-known illustrators taking part, while writers are well represented by kids-lit superstars Dawn Mcmillan, Feana Tu’akoi and Judi Billcliff.
Large individual displays will explain the process and inspiration behind the featured writers’ and illustrators’ books, providing a fascinating insight into the creative process and hard work that goes into crafting them.
Between the Lines is the inspiration of illustrator Deborah Hinde who works out of her studio in Wharepapa South, and has recently diversified into writing, as well as illustrating and publishing her own books.
Deborah says: “There’s a mix of traditionally and independently published authors and illustrators sharing their inspiration and process that goes into producing their books. I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to experience this exhibition.”
Between the Lines can be enjoyed throughout September during library opening hours. School groups are specifically invited to attend.
The exhibition is one of the events celebrating the central library’s reopening after 19 months of closure for seismic strengthening works.
The exhibition opening on Monday, September 3 from 5.30pm is open to the public and will include a brief welcome and a presentation by well-known illustrator Ross Kinnaird.
There will also be a panel discussion with the featured authors and illustrators, where members of the audience will be able to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.
The opening event starts at 5.30pm, on the ground floor of Hamilton Central Library in Garden Place, Hamilton.