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Kyle Hughes-Odgers with On a Small Island artwork on the wall behind him

On a Small Island exhibition

7th July 2015

On a Small Island by Kyle Hughes-Odgers will be exhibited at The Literature Centre in Fremantle throughout Term 3. Aimed at pre-primary to Year 4 students, schools can book a two-hour interactive workshop within the exhibition, which may involve discussion, prediction, viewing, drama, writing and illustration.

Hughes-Odgers said participants would see all the original paintings from On a Small Island, some concept sketches of Ari and the captain, and the full storyboard the final paintings were based on.

‘Kids will see how my original sketches and ideas are quite fast and scribbly with lots of side notes about colour, composition and working text. I think it’s great they can see how these ideas change into the final text and paintings. I hope it gives them a better understanding of the background work involved in a book project,’ said Hughes-Odgers.

Workshops are linked to the literature strand of the Australian Curriculum and cost $11.00 per student. They can be booked online. On a Small Island can be purchased from all good bookstores, including The Literature Centre’s bookshop, and online.

Hughes-Odgers’s solo exhibition: Satellite, runs from 26 June to 25 July at Turner Galleries, 470 William Street in Northbridge. For more information visit Turner Galleries.

For more information please contact Claire Miller, cmiller@fremantlepress.com.au

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