SCBWI QLD artists at Brisbane’s OWOD event

As facilitator for the recent Brisbane One Word One Day (OWOD)  illustrator event held at The Edge at the State Library Queensland, Helen Ross  (SCBWI QLD), shares her photos  of the ten talented  artists who participated on the day, which included six of our own SCBWI QLD (Brisbane) artists.

Hi everyone,

OWOD_smallIf you haven’t heard of OWOD, it is a wonderful nationwide event run by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) in partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and  Micador (supplier of all the art supplies), that raises funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation from the sale of the art created on the day. On Wednesday 26 June it was Queensland’s turn with a group in Brisbane and  Cairns.

This event is open to members and non-members of the ASA and  so it was wonderful to see so many SCBWI Queensland artists participating at Brisbane’s event.

Each state has its own word to be inspired by which is released on, or just before the day.  Queensland’s was ‘snappy’.

So while these talented artists were working, I was interested in finding out what came to their mind when they heard they had to paint to the word, ‘SNAPPY.

Katherine Battersby:  Katherine loves snapping/snappy plants and wondered who, other than herself, would be thrilled to be given a snapping/snappy plant. (Light bulb moment) – MONSTERS!
Sheryl Gwyther:  Sheryl immediately thought of SNAPPER – FISH– CHOMP! CHOMP! Lots of snappy.
Lynn Priestley:  Thought of cameras – sheep taking photos – as everyone does when visiting a tourist spot.  A little tongue in cheek humour.
Angela Sunde:  Inspired by the fact that her cat, Toby, has suffered an injury.  So Angela thought of Snappy Toby (play on words – Snappy Tom, Tom Cat).   Toby is snappy and birds are snapping at him. ‘SNAPPINESS’ all around.
Peter Taylor:  Peter thought of  fictitious, mysterious beings and  ‘The Book of Kells’ (medieval manuscript).
Anil Tortop:  Anil at first wondered, ‘What does it mean?’  Then thought of a snappy dance.

A few pics of  the talented  SCBWI artists mentioned above, at work (click for close-ups):

Other artists involved included:

Philip Blythe: Philip thought of  underwater, platypus and turtle.
Ann Marie Finn: Ann Marie  immediately thought of CROCODILE. Then pondered as to what he would be snapping at, and then pictured him in the jungle.
Lucia Masciullo: Lucia also thought of a snappy crocodile but inspiration came  from Cheryl’s demonstration (on the day) of using play dough.  Lucia wanted to see if it would be as fun as it looked so she abandoned her original plan.
Katherine May: Thought of crocodile and  tortoise and wanted to continue in the style that she has been working in for a while.

THE FINISHED CREATIONS from our SCBWI Qld members……

And voila!

cropped image group

BACK L – R    Philip Blythe, Anil Tortop, Ann Marie Finn, Katherine Battersby, Lynn Priestley and Sheryl Gwyther

FRONT L-R  Peter Taylor, Lucia Masciullo, Katherine May and Angela Sunde

These wonderful pieces of art were created in just four hours!!!!  How inspiring!

And a special thank you to Cheryl Boody, artist and rep for Micador, for the wonderful array of art supplies.

If you haven’t already, could you please LIKE the OWOD Facebook page and ask all your friends to do so. The more support we can get on there, the more interest we can get for bidders.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

ONE WORD ONE DAY ART AUCTION

Once the art is completed Micador will take it to Melbourne to be photographed where it will be kept for the live auction to be held at ABC Southbank on 4 September (Indigenous Literacy Day). There will also be an online bidding option.
Thanks everyone for making my day such fun! I will keep you updated with any AUCTION news.
Regards,
Helen

NBPermission has been given by the above artists to have the above photos available for this post. If I have included any incorrect information, please let me know, and I will rectify immediately.

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Leading Illustrators’ Auction for Indigenous Literacy

As facilitator and roving reporter for the Brisbane One Word One Day (OWOD)  illustrator event held on 11 May at the ABC Studios (South Bank), SCBWI Qld author and blogger, Helen Ross, gives us an update on the auction details scheduled for 25 September 2012.

Earlier this year a host of Australia’s best known and highly acclaimed artists (ASA and non-ASA members) created art for ONE WORD ONE DAY to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to help disadvantaged kids in the remotest parts of Australia.

Artists had three hours to create a picture based on an inspirational word that the ASA released in the morning.

And there were many SCBWI Qld artists participating in the Brisbane OWOD event. What talent we have!  – Lucia Masciullo, Lynn Priestley, Angela Sunde,  Peter Taylor …

So now for the drum roll …..

The Australian Society of Authors, in partnership with the ABC and Micador will auction the 101 original artworks by these leading artists including Oscar-winning creator and illustrator Shaun Tan, Children’s Book Laureate Alison Lester and internationally recognised artist, Alison Jane Rice.

Tuesday 25 September, 6pm – 8pm
ABC Studios, 700 Harris St, Ultimo NSW
Registration essential – RSVP   events@asauthors.org

Bid in person, by phone or absentee http://www.onewordoneday.com.au/auction
Visit www.onewordoneday.com.au

Times: 10am – 2.30pm
Cost: $15
Bookings: Bookings essential – book online below or phone 1800 257 121 or (02) 9211 1004

To view all the fabulous artwork, click on:

www.onewordoneday.com.au

BUT before you go. All SCBWI illustrators please put the 2013 date in your diary. It really was a fun day!

Brisbane                  Wed 15 May 2013, 10am – 2.30pm
Code:
13OWOD05B

For other OWOD 2013 event dates, click here.

And, to find out more about  Brisbane’s fabulous  OWOD 2012 event, click here.

And if you want to bid, or know of anyone who might be interested, please kindly pass this information on.