Our first Creative Time Residential Fellowship in 2021
|After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, our first Creative Time Residential Fellow for 2021 was award-winning Australian children’s author, poet, musician and educator Dr Mark Carthew. A previous Fellow, Mark was in Adelaide to work with UK illustrator Mike Spoor on an ongoing picture book project which has been brewing since Mark’s first Fellowship in Brisbane.||
In a nod to the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Foundation, illustrator Mike Spoor has produced a beautiful piece of art in celebration of Mark's Fellowship.
Mark, the author of many children's books including his The Thing That Goes Ping! and The Dingle Dangle Jungle, is well-known for his entertaining celebration of language, humour and wordplay. During his two-week stay, Mark was the guest speaker at a Devonshire tea at the Burnside Library, organised by our wonderful Support Group, addressed a dinner at The British Hotel for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators SA, and presented workshops for P-4 students at Scotch College. Mark said ‘Scotch College was a wonderful way to finish my time in Adelaide and we had a terrific, high octane couple of days together. Scotch got me with bells on.’
Fellowships Coordinator, May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust