1-23 July 2016
This was the first time I had ever been in the Wodonga Arts Centre. It is a large single space into which Inga Hanover’s art had been installed.
Inga’s work demonstrated an enthusiasm for diverse elements. In this exhibition there were many children’s arts such as the creation of snow flakes through folding and cutting white paper. There is a large children’s cubby house and there a series of ethereal pictures in which objects have been cut our of one image and installed in another. The pictures and gallery material will show the delightful range of arts included in this exhibition of Wodonga artist Inga Hanover’s art
I am a big fan of children’s picture books. A giant in the field is Lynley Dodd. I read her books to my children and now teaching years 7 and 8 English I take any chance I get to weave picture books into classes. The Dodd books engage students in special ways. The pictures are fun and filled with colour and motion. The stories have rhyme, vital words, lots of animals and noise a plenty.
This exhibition at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery covers Lynley’s career as it develops and changes. It is illustrated with original panels from her books over a career. The books are not all there but many have selected panels and accompanying text that builds a narrative of a long life in fun literature for children. I have included a set of pics to give a sense of the exhibition. It was produced by a gallery in Tauranga in New Zealand.