Judge a Book, Buy its Cover


Children's books always find a way into your heart and your imagination. This is what inspired our upcoming art exhibition, Judge a Book, Buy its Cover. We asked Sydneysiders to vote for their best-loved children's books and compiled a list of our 50 favourites.  We gave the list to some of Australia's most distinguished artists, and asked them to choose one book and create either a new cover image for it, or an artwork inspired by it. Judge a Book, Buy its Cover is a fundraising art exhibition showcasing these brilliant reinterpretations of the books that defined our childhoods. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, October 16 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Depot II, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo.  All works are for sale by silent auction in the gallery and online, with bidding closing at 5 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2013.  All proceeds will go to fund our free creative writing programs for young people.   The website  www.32auctions.com/ssf will be live from Friday, October 11, 2013.

Featuring works by Brett Whiteley, Tim Storrier, Jasper Knight, Wendy Sharpe, Peter Kingston, Narelle Autio, Polixeni Papapetrou, Euan Macleod and more.

Be sure to continue checking in with us on this website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts for postings of the artwork and other upcoming information!