Events

‘The Magic Bookcase’ Mural

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Early in 2018 Robert Ingpen completed a mural which is now donated by him to the National Library of Australia under the Cultural Arts Program of Australia. The large painting depicts a bookcase without any books. The shelves are filled with characters from classical stories who, through the imagination of the illustrator, are borrowed from the pages of books where they traditionally belong. Robert Ingpen was filmed and recorded while creating this mural. The result will soon be available as an on-line Masterclass’ in storybook art and theory.

Hans Christian Andersen Awards, 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Shenzhen

August 8, 2018 - October 24, 2018

Over 300 original artworks of children’s book illustrations from 25 winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards are on display at The Sea World Culture and Arts Centre, Shenzhen China.  This is the fourth destination of a world tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hans Christian Anderson Awards. Robert Ingpen has 19 illustrations on display in this exhibition and his illustration of The Ugly Duckling features as the key promotional illustration.

Robert Ingpen – In the Marginal World

November 3, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Exhibition and sale of tempera paintings and watercolour drawings made by Robert Ingpen over sixty years of collecting on the beaches and in tide pools around Australia and other coastlines. Paintings and studies of nature stranded between high and low tide. A selection from a lifetime of observation by Robert Ingpen.

Salt Contempory Art Gallery, Queenscliff.

Classics: The Art of Robert Ingpen

October 3, 2017 - January 29, 2018

An exhibition of 22 original watercolour illustrations created by Robert Ingpen for his acclaimed Children’s Classic Series of books are on display at the Epworth Art Gallery, Epworth Hospital Waurn Ponds, Geelong. Illustrations from Alice In Wonderland, Alice through the Looking Glass, Peter Pan and Wendy, Wind in The Willows and others are on display until January 2018.

Hans Christian Andersen Awards, 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Beijing

August 12, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Over 300 original artworks of children’s book illustrations from 25 winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards are on display at the National Library of China, Beijing.  This is the third destination of a world tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hans Christian Anderson Awards. Robert Ingpen has 12 illustrations on display in this exhibition and his illustration of The Ugly Duckling features on the steps of the National Library.

Hans Christian Andersen Awards, 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Shanghai

April 29, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Over 300 children’s book illustrations from 25 winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards between 1966 and 2014 are on display at the art space in Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai.  This is the second destination of a world tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hans Christian Anderson Awards. Robert Ingpen has 12 illustrations on display in this exhibition.

Launch of Book – ‘Wonderlands’ The Illustration Art of Robert Ingpen

October 23, 2016

The launch of Robert Ingpen’s latest book ‘Wonderlands’ The Illustration Art of Robert Ingpen is to be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra Australia on October 23rd 2016.

Exhibition – Robert Ingpen’s Storybook Art

October 15, 2016 - October 29, 2016

A major exhibition, opens at Metropolis Gallery in Geelong, Victoria Australia on 15 October, featuring 80 original illustrations and sketchbook pages from some of Ingpen’s best known storybooks as well as a selection of large tempera paintings based on Lincoln’s Place, Bellarine Peninsula.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Lifetime Achievement Award

August 19, 2016

The CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 70th Book of the Year Winners Presentation in Sydney held on 19 August 2016. This special award recognises a long-standing contribution by an Australian citizen to Australian children’s books and a lifetime commitment to Australian readers. RECIPIENT OF THE CBCA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Robert Ingpen AM.

Hans Christian Andersen Awards, 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Taipei

June 25, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Works of all past Hans Christian Andersen Award winning-illustrators are being compiled for the very first time in this Exhibition in Taipei. This is the first destination of a world tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hans Christian Anderson Awards. Robert Ingpen has 10 illustrations on display in this exhibition.