What a year Shaun Tan has had so far! He’s won an Academy Award (Oscar) for best short animated film, the Australian Dromkeen Medal and Astrid Linden Award.
The good news for us Brits is that Shaun has an exhibition on right now, which includes working drawings, studies and finished artwork that have been hand-picked for display by Shaun himself. Original art from his book ‘Tales of Outer Suburbia’ (of which I am a proud owner) and work from his new publication ‘The Bird King’ feature, some of which are available for purchase.
The Illustration Cupbard will host the UK book launch for The Bird King on 31st August. Shaun will be there to meet the guests and sign books. It’s free entry and families are welcome too. Get on down there! The exhibition ends on 10th September and the address is:
22 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AL