Imagine a world where your stories aren’t told. No books. No films. No songs. Nothing about you, your family, or your culture. WestWords is Western Sydney’s literature development organization that gives Western Sydney a voice to share their stories, to be heard and celebrated.
WestWords is conducting COV-Art, an online fundraising auction featuring 32 works by 22 children’s book illustrators. COV-Art provides a unique opportunity to own original works by Australia’s award-winning children’s illustrators. Included in this auction is art from some of Australia’s most-loved children’s picture book illustrators including Leigh Hobbs, Alison Lester, Bronwyn Bancroft, Nick Bland, Jeannie Baker, Emma Quay, Christina Huynh and Anna Walker.
The Better Reading community has been invited to join this celebration of arts and literature, support the endeavours of WestWords and purchase illustrations from artists who continue to impact Australian children through their stories and creativity.
Michael Campbell, WestWords Director says, “We’re asking your community to please support our important work and enjoy owning a work from some of Australia’s leading, and Western Sydney emerging, children’s book illustrators. Your support gives Western Sydney a voice.”
WestWords provides a broad range of literary programs for the people of Western Sydney including workshops, residencies, publications, exhibitions and so much more. Through in-school programs and online resources children have the opportunity to develop confidence, a voice and an identity. Learn more here.
Online Fundraising Auction open now until 7pm Tuesday 30th June 2020. To view all the pieces available for online auction and learn more about WestWords click here.
Here’s just three of our favourite artworks from the auction collection
“Old Tom” by author and illustrator Leigh Hobbs from his much adored Old Tom series of picture books.
Who doesn’t love this grizzly old rascal? Perfect for cat lovers or for the bedroom wall of the young rascal in your life!
“If babies were moonbeams” by Emma Quay from her gorgeous award winning picture book My Sunbeam Baby.
Beautiful artwork for a nursery.
“Big Rain Coming” by one of Australia’s most famous indigenous illustrators, Bronwyn Bancroft from the picture book Big Rain Coming.
A vibrant artwork that will bring joy and energy to any room!