Stories of Life, History & Nature – Told through the Picturebooks of Mark Wilson
Gallery Exhibition @ Dromkeen Homestead
JULY 11th 2018 until June 11th 2019
Mark Wilson is a multiple award-winning author/illustrator with seventeen books in print worldwide. Mark grew up with a love of comics and drawing, and has a particular passion for Australian history and the environment, particularly endangered species, exploring these themes through his picture books and workshops.
Mark has won five Royal Zoological Society of N.S.W (Whitley) awards for children’s literature, nine CBCA Children’s Book Awards, including a 2015 CBCA Eva Pownall Notable Children’s Book Award for The Afghanistan Pup.
Mark also has three Wilderness Society Picturebook Awards and was shortlisted in the 3rd C.J. Picturebook Awards International. Mark was also presented with the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for Services to Children’s Literature.
Mark hopes his books not only encourage students to study their own family history and Australian native species and habitat, but to have confidence in their own writing and illustrating.