FREE Exhibition: May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies

  • Fri Feb 19 2016
  • Family
  • $0.00

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Don’t miss the wonderful May Gibbs’ FREE exhibition at the Stanton Library in North Sydney.

Gumnut babies, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the Little Ragged Blossom are storybook characters who have delighted children for generations. It’s been 100 years since renowned Australian author and illustrator May Gibbs created the magical gumnut world, and to celebrate North Sydney Heritage Centre presents a wonderful new exhibition.

Featuring original artwork, rare books, archival material, costume and pottery, ‘Some people see them…’: celebrating a centenary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies explores the place of the Gumnut Babies in Australian culture.

Stanton Library’s free exhibition includes a diorama of Gumnut World creatures which helps to explain the botanical basis of May Gibbs’ work and features treasures from the Neil and Marian Shand Collection. Among the exhibits are first editions of May’s work, original artwork, and books from May’s library. Visitors can also see a vintage home-made Gumnut Baby costume from the 1940s, Gibbs-inspired bush-themed fashion from Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born, a collection of inter-war Australian pottery and Gumnut models from May Gibbs’ Nutcote that were once used as a Christmas window display for Myers department store.

Where:      North Sydney Heritage Centre, Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street

When:       1st Feb to end June 2016

Cost:          FREE

For more information call 02 9936 8400 or email the library.

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