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Painted Stories 2016 Exhibition

25 June - 31 July 2016

About the exhibition

A colourful, informative and entertaining exhibition featuring the work of twenty of New Zealand’s best known illustrators with one of their current books:

Pamela Allen–Our Daft Dog Danny · Robyn Belton-The Teddy Bear’s Promise · Gavin Bishop-The House That Jack Built · Donovan Bixley-The Looky Book · Jenny Cooper-Gladys Goes to War · Lynley Dodd-Hairy Maclary Treasury · David Elliot-The Moon and Farmer McPhee · Bob Kerr-Changing Times · Brian Lovelock-The Rain Train · Patrick McDonald-We’re Going On A Moa Hunt · Phoebe Morris–First to the Top · Sandra Morris-A New Zealand Nature Journal · Ruth Paul-Bye Bye Grumpy Fly · Trevor Pye-Grandma McGarvey’s Christmas · Christine Ross-John Joe’s Tune · Chris Slane-Nice Day for a War · Ali Teo (& John O’Reilly)–Kiss! Kiss!, Yuck! Yuck! · Vasanti Unka–Stripes! No, Spots! · Philip Webb–Hero of the Hill · Fraser Williamson– Whose Beak is This?

This is the latest exhibition collaboration between the New Zealand Painted Stories Children’s Literature Trust, Christchurch, and the Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. After being exhibited here, this exhibition will be displayed at first southern hemisphere IBBY Congress - The 35th IBBY International Congress - Literature in a multi-literate world, being held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland from 18-21 August 2016. For details of July School holiday programmes at the Gallery, held in partnership with the children’s library, please contact the Gallery 03 579 2001 or visit, or

25 June - 31 July 2016

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