Long Lost Fairy Tales and New Found

Imagery by Lorena Carrington.
Imagery by Lorena Carrington.


Sun 26 May 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Booking required


37 James Street, Port Fairy VIC, Australia


Illustration is brought to life by the act of collaboration. Lorena’s Carrington’s exhibition and artist talk will explore the dialogues that develop between image and text. What happens when an old tale is newly illustrated, and that illustration then inspires a new retelling? What if an illustrated story is actually a storied illustration?

Join us as we dive into the playful and unexpected delights of creative collusion.

Presented by Blarney Books & Art
Blarney Books & Art presents quality new & secondhand books and unique book-related artworks. It prides it self as Australia's only Book Art Bookshop! Blarney Books & Art is also the home of the Biblio-Art competition.

Lorena Carrington Speaker

Lorena Carrington is an artist, illustrator and writer whose books have been published in Australia, USA, and Poland. She is well known in Australia for her illustration work in the field of fairy tales and picture books, in particular the Long Lost Fairy Tales collections with Kate Forsyth and French Fairy Tales and Satin with Sophie Masson.
Lorena designed and jointly coordinated the anthology South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century, and has provided cover illustrations for many Australian and international publishers and independent authors. She also writes for older children.
As a visual artist, Lorena exhibits her work regularly, and has held shows at many leading art galleries in Australia. She recently won the 2024 Biblio Art Prize People’s Choice Award for her artwork Deep Water.  Lorena also presents at literary and arts festivals, and visits schools and libraries to give talks and hold workshops on illustration, books and story.
She was the recipient of the 2020 Australian Fairy Tale Society award, for her ‘outstanding contribution to the field of Australian Fairy Tales’, and the 2023 May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship. Her picture book Satin is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for 2024.