Never be late for a Parade

Past Exhibition 

Never be Late for a Parade
An exhibition of book illustrations by Shaun Tan
Melton Library and Learning Hub
16 December 2020 - 7 March 2021

This exhibition features a collection of illustrations from Shaun Tan’s best-known picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer, The Singing Bones, Cicada and Tales from the Inner City.

Through this selection of brilliant images, as varied and fascinating as their narratives, it celebrates Tan’s unique approach to storytelling.

About the artist
Shaun Tan is one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s book author illustrators both in Australia and overseas.  

His books including, The Lost Thing, Cicada and The Arrival, have been internationally recognised for breaking new ground in children’s book literature.

Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and as a concept artist for the films, Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E.   He directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing, based on his award-winning picture book of the same name, with Passion Pictures Australia.  

A Books Illustrated Exhibition.

Education Kit

Teachers Resources for Never be Late for a Parade exhibition.
Shaun Tan, Allen & Unwin and Readings provide teachers notes on the multi-award-winning works of Shaun Tan designed to link in with the Australian Curriculum.

Image:  © Shaun Tan, Never be Late for a Parade, limited edition print from original illustration in Rules of Summer, published by Hachette, 2013.