Our Dreaming


Dub Leffler + Kirli Saunders

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Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler, is one of Australia's most sought after illustrators of children's literature. Descended from the Bigambul people of South-West Queensland, Dub has written two books for children and illustrated over 25 titles including the award winning picture books Once There was a Boy, Sorry Day with Coral Vass & the much lauded Bindi by Kirli Saunders.

His work is known across the globe and his illustrations are now in permanent collection at The Library of Congress in Washington Dc. as well as the esteemed Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Virginia, United States.

Dub's latest offering is Our Dreaming written by Kirli Saunders & published by Scholastic in 2022.

Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning multidisciplinary creator and consultant. An experienced speaker and facilitator advocating for the environment, gender and racial equality, and LGBTIQA+ rights, Kirli was the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year (2020).

Kirli's books, The Incredible Freedom Machines (2018, Scholastic), Kindred (2019, Magabala) and Bindi (2020, Magabala) have been celebrated by the Prime Minister's, QLD, WA, QLD & Victorian Premier's Literary, ABIAs, Kate Challis RAKA, Speech Pathology, ABDA and CBCA awards. Her work is published in anthologies and public art. She has 7 forthcoming titles, including Returning, a visual poetry collection following her solo exhibition with the same title.

Kirli's solo exhibition, Returning showed at SHAC Gallery in Nov-Dec 2021 and was supported by Australia Council for the Arts. Kirli's art has been exhibited in Shoalhaven and Wollongong Galleries and commissioned for public art with Google, UOW, NSW Department of Education.

Kirli's first Solo play, Going Home has been commissioned by Playwriting Australia and will take the stage in 2022. Kirli is a board member for Merrigong Theatre.

In 2022, you will find Kirli at Brisbane Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Little Scribe & Blak & Bright.



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