5504629019967591431.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
7588149419677393950.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'May Gibbs became one of Australia's most well-known and loved illustrators. Her gum-nut babies have been adored by generations of children. For the first time her early life and artistic career are explored in detail. She travelled to England in a quest to develop as an artist and became an early supporter of the suffragettes. Her early paintings of wildflowers led her to discover the limitations of being a woman artist and she discovered that working hard to develop a sustaining commercial career in art was not going to be easy. One of the few women to become a commercial success, she did so by turning to fantasy and children's illustration. This is a fascinating illustrated biography of a talented artist, complete with beautiful reproductions of May Gibbs' work throughout.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2011 .
      5504629019967591431.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: vii, 232p.p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), facsims., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 October 2011.
      • Includes List of illustrations pp 220-223
      • Bibliography pp 224-228 and Index
      ISBN: 9781742701509 (hbk.)
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2016 .
      7588149419677393950.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 248p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 April 2016
      ISBN: 9781743791790

Works about this Work

A World of Creativity beyond the Gumnuts Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 April 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
May Gibbs : More Than A Fairy Tale : Review Blanche Clark , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 April 2016; (p. 37)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Review : May Gibbs More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life John Cohen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Gumnut Babies Take a Back Seat to Whimsical Patriotism Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 January 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Tough Little Gumnut to Crack Anne Susskind , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Glories of Gibbs and Gumnuts Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 November 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Biography Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 November 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
May Gibbs, More than a Fairytale : An Artistic Life Kerry White , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Interview with Robert Holden Kerry White (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 9-11)
Glories of Gibbs and Gumnuts Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 November 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Biography Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 November 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
May Gibbs, More than a Fairytale : An Artistic Life Kerry White , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Gumnut Babies Take a Back Seat to Whimsical Patriotism Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 January 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Tough Little Gumnut to Crack Anne Susskind , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Review : May Gibbs More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life John Cohen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
A World of Creativity beyond the Gumnuts Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 April 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
May Gibbs : More Than A Fairy Tale : Review Blanche Clark , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 April 2016; (p. 37)

— Review of May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale : An Artistic Life Robert Holden Jane Brummitt 2011 single work biography
Interview with Robert Holden Kerry White (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 9-11)
Last amended 11 Apr 2016 06:12:57
Subjects:
  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X