Shaun Tan: Suburban Odyssey exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centree.
Opening night of Shaun Tan exhibit at FAC with a collection of never before seen large scale paintings, small oil sketches, drawings, preparatory video work and personal sketchbooks. For the first time Shaun Tan: Suburban Odyssey charts the journey of Shaun Tan’s work from carefully observed yet lyrical paintings of Perth’s suburbs to oil studies and drawings that develop characters and narratives which inhabit these vast landscapes. Shaun Tan: Suburban Odyssey highlights the poignant relationship between Tan’s suburban observations, often drawn and painted while on walks, and the place they create for his universally popular book illustrations and short stories. Shaun Tan is the illustrator and author of award-winning books such as The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales of Outer Suburbia and The Arrival. In 2011 he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for The Lost Thing and the world’s premier prize for children’s literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.