An auction and exhibition of masks by Australian Children’s Book Illustrators was launched at the Geelong Regional Library on Friday, 6th May, and will be open until July 3. This unique collection of masks, collectively titled Unmasking the Wild, created by 22 of Australia’s talented children’s illustrators, was unveiled for the first time at The Masked Ball extravaganza in Melbourne to celebrate the end of the 30 year journey for Isobelle Carmody and her legion of faithful readers, that was The Red Queen, the last in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.
All of the masks will be available for sale by auction online to raise funds for two charities:
- The Children in Crisis Fund run by IBBY : Syrian Children’s Bibliotherapy Project in Lebanon 2016 and
- the Moon Bear Sanctuary in Chengdu, China
The auction site is available online.