Kylie Dunstan i(7 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Kylie Dunstan was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1972, and completed secondary and tertiary (Bachelor of Visual Arts) schooling in Adelaide. She worked for a number of years in commercial art galleries before her twelve-month stint in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Arnhem Land. She also spent three years in Hanoi, Vietnam with her husband and two daughters before returning to Australia and settling in Melbourne where she worked for Museums Australia. In 2004 Kylie received an ASA mentorship and worked with author and illustrator Sally Rippin on the development of Collecting Colour.

Awards for Works

Collecting Colour , 2008 single work picture book children's 'A young girl, Rose, living in the Top End of the Northern Territory, tells the story of a day spent collecting colour from the local plants and making them into beautiful baskets. Collecting Colour, featuring stunning acrylic illustrations on Nepalese paper, is a feast for the senses and is also a fascinating insight into the way of life of fibre artists, who produce beautiful, original work in sometimes difficult conditions.' (Libraries Australia)
2009 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2008 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
2008 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
Collecting Colour , 2008 single work picture book children's 'A young girl, Rose, living in the Top End of the Northern Territory, tells the story of a day spent collecting colour from the local plants and making them into beautiful baskets. Collecting Colour, featuring stunning acrylic illustrations on Nepalese paper, is a feast for the senses and is also a fascinating insight into the way of life of fibre artists, who produce beautiful, original work in sometimes difficult conditions.' (Libraries Australia)
2009 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2008 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
2008 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
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