#About the event
Gavin Bishop is well established in the world of illustrators, with over 60 children’s books and numerous fellowships and national book prizes under his belt. In his conversation with Sarah Davis, Gavin explores the wide breadth of topics he has written about and illustrated, from original stories to retellings of Maori myths, European fairy tales, and nursery rhymes.
Sarah Davis is a multiple award-winning illustrator, and associate art director for Walker Books Australia. She won the CBCA Crichton Illustration Award for her first picture book, Mending Lucille, in 2009, and since then has gone on to illustrate over 50 titles, in a range of styles and genres. She has an Honours degree in literature, and her love of language and narrative underpins her illustration work. With each project she experiments with new ways to construct visual narratives, working across a range of media. Sarah has collaborated with many major publishing houses and commercial clients across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK. An experienced presenter with a teaching background, she regularly speaks at schools, festivals and universities throughout Australia and internationally. Sarah is also proud to be an ambassador for Room to Read.