May Gibbs: celebrating 100 years (On tour in NSW)

Exhibition Date

Saturday 19 August 2017 to Thursday 16 May 2019

Admission

Free

On Tour

See below for locations and dates

“Gum-Nut babies ... are full of mischief ... but they hurt nothing and are gentle, for they love all the world.”

ON TOUR AROUND REGIONAL NEW SOUTH WALES

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ much-loved bush babies found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians. Published just before Christmas 1916, the first of her gumnut baby books were an instant success, and more titles quickly followed. May Gibbs went on to become one of Australia’s most popular and enduring children’s book authors and illustrators. She was also an early environmentalist, urging her readers always to ‘be kind to all bush creatures’.

Featuring illustrations of many of her most popular characters, this display explores May Gibbs’ early work, her influences and inspirations, and the working process she followed through her career. 
 

A colour watercolour illustration of babies popping out of wattle flowers.

Wattle Babies, 1918
PXD304/2/92
MAY GIBBS ARCHIVE SLNSW © THE NORTHCOTT SOCIETY AND CEREBRAL PALSY ALLIANCE

 

TOUR DETAILS

19-31 August 2017 - Hamilton
9-21 September 2017 - Wallsend & Leeton
30 September-12 October 2017 - Cessnock & Griffith
21 October-2 November 2017 - Maitland & Carrathool
11-23 November 2917 - Muswellbrook & Wagga
2-14 December 2017 - Tomaree & Narrandera
23 December 2017-11 - January 2018 Casino & Deniliquin
20 January-1 February 2018 - Grafton & Grenfell
10-22 February 2018 - Armidale & Goulburn
3-15 March 2018 - Glen Innes&  Picton
24 march-5 April 2018 - Inverell & Orange
14-26 April 2018 Coffs - Harbour & Lithgow
5-17 May 2018 - Gilgandra & Broken Hill
26 May-7 June 2018 - Coonamble & Narromine
16-28 June 2018 - Kempsey & Parkes
7-19 July 2018 - Wollongong & Temora
28 July-9 August 2018 - Queanbeyan & Coolamon
18-30 August 2018 - Shellharbour & Cootamundra
8-20 September 2018 - Narooma & Mulwala
29 September-11 October 2018 - Bombala & Holbrook
20 October-1 November 2018 - Cooma & Albury
10-22 November 2018 - Yass & Berrigan
1-13 December 2018 - Penrith & Finley
22 December 2018-10 January 2019 - Blacktown & Tocumwal
19-31 January 2019 - Hawkesbury & Barooga

Other touring displays

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Saturday 21 January 2017 to Thursday 28 June 2018

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23 December 2017-11 January 2018

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Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
9 Februrary-1 April 2018

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