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Alice in Wonderland

 

Man in Black Cloak, Camelot

Things of the Cosmos

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Witches

 

Lincon's Place

Kitchen's Yard Lincon's Place

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Current EXHIBITION

 

Robert Ingpen

(b.1936) 

Collectors Show

13 October – 4 November

 

Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong and now lives and works in Barwon Heads. He was educated at The Geelong College and later studied art and book illustration at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University). After graduation he was employed in 1958 as an illustrator and communication designer with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

In 1958 he began his long career as a freelance illustrator and storyteller publishing well over 100 books on Australian life, history and conservation, but mostly illustrated stories for children such as Storm Boy (with Colin Thiele) and The Idle Bear.  His most known, at least in the Geelong region, is The Voyage of the Poppykettle - a folk story that emerged as the enduring annual festival for children.

Robert Ingpen’s distinctive storybooks explore fantasy and imagination, and environmental and heritage issues.  As an illustrator and author of children's books, Robert’s work is known and loved by children and collectors the world over.