Author at Gecko this Saturday


Author at Gecko this Saturday

 Children’s favourite: author Alison Lester.

Children’s favourite: author Alison Lester.

Gecko Studio Gallery will be hosting a book signing and photo session with author Alison Lester this Saturday, December 28.

The event will be held at the gallery, 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek between 3.30 and 5pm.

The gallery has been selling Alison’s books and prints for the last year or so.

“We started out with a highly successful exhibition of Alison’s featuring images from Alison’s book Sophie Scott Goes South where Alison invited school kids to send her drawings based on photos of Antarctica she was posting on a website,” the gallery’s Michael Lester said.

“Alison collaged the kids’ drawings and gave them backgrounds. The resultant collaborations have been very popular. Proceeds from the sales of the prints go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.  Alison is due to exhibit with us again in May-June 2014 with images from her latest book Kissed by the Moon, plus some other favourites.”

Recently the range of books and prints of Alison’s the gallery is able to sell was almost doubled and now there are cards featuring all the Magic Beach images and the Noni the Pony images available.

Next will be wrapping papers from Alison featuring patterning from the covers of some of her books such as Sophie Sips Spiders and Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo.

Gecko Studio Gallery also frames Alison’s prints and there is always a number of framed works on display and available for purchase.

There is a standard white frame and off-white mat board but customers can get a quote to have their Alison Lester prints framed differently.

Alison is a much loved children’s book author and illustrator.

“We know from the many parents and grandparents who come into Gecko to buy books, prints and to have prints framed how the love of Alison’s books moves through the generations,” Michael said.

“Some people buy the books or prints for themselves after their children have left home because of the memories of sharing Alison’s books with their children from a very early age through to their teen years.

“Alison has written a number of stories aimed at the teenage market and they are very popular.”

Alison will also be the featured speaker at the third Prom Coast Arts Council ArtTalk on Saturday, December 28, at 7pm at Fish Creek Memorial Hall.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Entry by donation.

Alison will speak for an hour or so about her recent year as one of the two inaugural Australian Children’s Literature Laureates with a question and answer session at the end.

This ArtTalk is a collaborative venture between Gecko Studio Gallery and Prom Coast Arts Council.

Assistance received from South Gippsland Shire Council.


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