Kylie Dunstan i(9 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Female
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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

Puddles Are for Jumping 2015 single work picture book children's

'Trees are for climbin' ...Swings are for flying ...And puddles are definitely for jumping! Two little girls skip, swing, jump, climb, hop, bounce, twirl, wriggle and laugh through their day in this delightful celebration of children's play. Kylie Dunstan's lively, vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and joy of children discovering the pleasures of their everyday world, with all its adventures and fun. ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Puddles Are for Jumping 2015 single work picture book children's

'Trees are for climbin' ...Swings are for flying ...And puddles are definitely for jumping! Two little girls skip, swing, jump, climb, hop, bounce, twirl, wriggle and laugh through their day in this delightful celebration of children's play. Kylie Dunstan's lively, vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and joy of children discovering the pleasures of their everyday world, with all its adventures and fun. ' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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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