Leanne Barrett: Still touching hearts: an evening with May Gibbs

Friday 12 May 2017

Still touching hearts: an evening with May Gibbs

Over 50 people gathered to celebrate the author and illustrator May Gibbs.

The National Centre for Australian Children's Literature brought together two passionate speakers on May Gibbs; Jane Brummitt and Tania McCartney.

Jane Brummitt donated the artwork below to The Centre. The painting is an original May Gibbs artwork, created in 1915 as a preparatory painting for an illustration in her first Australian bookGumnut Babies, published by Angus and Roberston.

Belle Alderman AM, Jane Brummitt and Tania McCartney

Tania McCartney also made a donation tonight. She donated the May Gibbs quilt that she won last year from a fundraiser raffle by The Centre.
23 October 2016 - Tania McCartney: Winner of the May Gibbs Quilt

Both ladies gave an inspiring talk at tonight's event

  • Jane Brummitt - Gifts of May Gibbs
  • Tania McCartney - Mamie: a celebration of May's life for modern children 

See a post showing more about this May Gibb event here.

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