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Janette Lucas, Ch-ch, ch-ch said Margot 2020, pen and ink with watercolour on paper
© The artist.

Author + Illustrator Talk with Janette Lucas

Saturday 2 April, 10.30am - 12pm


Free Entry


TAMA Studio – Ararat Gallery TAMA



Join local artist and author Janette Lucas on Saturday 2 April for an in-depth discussion on how to develop a children’s book, from creating a story and characters, to approaching publishers. Ideal for aspiring writers and illustrators!

Janette Lucas is an artist with decades of experience exhibiting her paintings throughout Australia and Indonesia. Her work is held in public collections, including Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australian Defence Force Palmerston NT, Government House & Parliament House Darwin, along with many private art collections.

After studying and teaching art in Victoria, Lucas moved to Arnhem Land with her family and from then on much of her career as an artist was spent in the Northern Territory. She was founding co-ordinator of Bábbarra Women’s Centre, lectured in drawing at the Darwin University and was head of art at Batchelor College, Rum Jungle, where she taught First Nations students from the education, linguistics, and media faculties.

Having re-discovered a deep affection for children’s books, Lucas wrote her first book Margot and Milligan – Curious as Cats on a road trip south from the green rolling hills near Byron Bay in 2020.

Please bring a notebook, pen and drink bottle.

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