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Gaye Chapman Gaye Chapman i(A85575 works by) (a.k.a. Gaye Coralie Chapman)
Born: Established: 1953 Gilgandra, Gilgandra area, Coonabarabran - Gilgandra - Coonamble area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Gaye Chapman is an author and illustrator. She was born in Gilgandra but raised in nearby Mendooran in New South Wales. At one time her father owned an opal mine at Lightning Ridge. She has exhibited her art widely. She has studied fine art and design at various institutions, including Wollongong TAFE; the Australian Film, TV and Radio School; the University of New England; the Julian Ashton Art School; and the University of Western Sydney. She has a PhD in art.

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y separately published work icon Incredibilia Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2016 9609485 2016 single work picture book children's

'Little Georgie is the youngest, and this sometimes means Max and Harriet forget about her.

'But Georgie is unfazed. She's armed with a BIG imagination.' (Publication summary)

2016 third prize SWW Book Awards Children
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Griffith University Children’s Book Award
y separately published work icon In the Evening Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2015 9116061 2015 single work picture book children's

'A charming story about finding friendship and learning to accept others.

'This story will resonate with children and adults, as it reflects many anxieties about forming friendships and meeting new people, even if they have differences to you.

'Beautiful, sweeping Illustrations by award-winning illustrator Gaye Chapman.' (Publication summary)

2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
y separately published work icon Precious Little Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1734001 2010 single work picture book children's

'Take the Hope or the Dream or the Song or the Dance.
'You might choose the Joke.
'You might take the Chance.
'Take the Risk or the Scare or the Stunt or the Rip.
'What prize will you pick from today's lucky dip?

'Precious Little wants to be a trapeze artist but no one in the circus encourages her - apart from Fat Chance and Tough Luck, who run the lucky dip. Precious Little practises her skills, but it's only when she takes a risk in the lucky dip that she really takes off.

'A heart-stirring story about the rewards of perseverance, friendship and taking a chance.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Told Primarily through Pictures
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