Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
The Colourist is a unique Bookazine (bigger than a magazine, smaller than a book) dedicated to Annie Sloan's passion for colour. It is a collectable, bi-annual publication of 132 carefully curated pages bound in a covetable cover.
Issue 3 of The Colourist focuses on blues! Blues are always recessive; meaning they make a space feel bigger by drawing the eye. Other than that, blues can be wildly varied! Cool and icy, warm and sunny, dark and atmospheric, or bright and vibrant, you’ll find inspiring examples of beautiful blues reflecting each of these diverse qualities inside this edition of The Colourist."
Post Industrial Design
The Kitchen Tales is a collection of short stories written by local writer Sally Mansen about the fictional lives of a passing generation of Australian women. The ageing characters offer their cautionary tales to contemporary women around themes of domesticity and power. Funny, sweet, and sad, while creeping into myth as the common language of our humanity, the stories face honestly the lingering question around a woman’s identity and destiny. The Kitchen Tales is strikingly designed as an early-mid 20th Century chapbook with dust cover. Printed on sustainable papers and produced in Melbourne.
Sally’s writing has been awarded by the National Trust of Victoria, by Short Story Prizes of local and regional writing festivals, and by the Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation. It has also appeared in Australian Womankind magazine. The Colours of Mrs A. Daloney, one of the stories in this collection, was awarded the National Alan Marshall Short Story Award Longlist in 2010
The story tells of a tiny monster who wanders into a small village and causes enormous trouble. The village, with its stream and forest and fields, is pitted against human greed, carefully stirred into the minds of the hapless villagers by the attention-seeking Wanting Monster. This modern fable looks at how we take too much and why we should give it back again.
Author: Martine Murray
Illustrated By: Anna Read
Size: 20 x 28.5 cm
Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today.
Size:25.5 x 29.5cm
Winner of the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2020
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers.
Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived - a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent.
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.
Primary & Secondary ages