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Sasha Grishin describes the lithographic process used by ST Gill, the subject of our winter 2015 exhibition, Australian sketchbook.
Barbara Brend on two of the world’s great illuminated manuscripts known as the ‘Khamsas’ or ‘Five Poems’.
Danger, book alert! In the age of the iPad, eBook and Kindle, are books dead?
Watch Sue deGennaro at work in her studio, and see the book illustration process in action.
Did you know that the movie Mao's last dancer is also a picture book illustrated by Anne Spudvilas?
Watch as David Miller creates the 3D paper sculptures that feature in his books.
Make a cuppa and sip on the pictorial delights of Jane Tanner’s endearing children’s book Love from Grandma.
Ann James reveals the art to awakening emotions in young readers through illustration.