Dromkeen, a graceful nineteenth-century homestead, houses a unique
collection of original artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication
material from Australian children's books.
In the homestead's gallery rooms, exhibitions of original and preliminary
artwork from children's books are on display each school term. The exhibitions
are open to the general public and for booked excursions.
During booked educational visits Dromkeen staff will share the process of
picture book creation, as well as exploring techniques, mediums, visual
literacy and the exhibition theme.
Exhibitions at Dromkeen
Exhibition February 1 – October 5
Looking Back – Australian History as seen Through our Children’s Picture Books
Drawing on artwork from the Collection this exhibition will showcase aspects of Australia's history as seen through picture books. From books exploring our indigenous history to contemporary stories, this exhibition will continue in Gallery One until June 2012.
Exhibition March 30 – June 29
A Day to Remember
Illustrator March Wilson
Author Jackie French
Harper Collins, 2012
Anzac Day is the day when we remember and honour ANZAC traditions down the ages, from the first faltering march of wounded veterans in 1916 to the ever-increasing numbers of their descendants who march today. Containing reference to the many places the ANZACs have fought, and the various ways in which they keep the peace and support the civilians in war-torn parts of the world today, this is a picture book that looks not only at traditions, but also the effects of war.
Exhibition June 29 – October 5
Author Glenda Millard
Illustrator Patricia Mullins
Scholastic Feb 2012
A horse called ‘Lightning Jack’ a truly Australian children’s book. Readers can follow Sam Tully as he dares to ride the free-spirited brumby called Lightning Jack on an adventure that takes young readers along for an exciting Australian ride, herding steers, rejecting a grazer’s offer to buy the midnight horse, escaping the infamous Ned Kelly and a race against race horse Phar lap!