From DaVinci, to Beethoven, to Hemingway, to Kahlo, sketchbooks have provided a space for the greatest works and stories of our time to grow.
Over 100 sketchbooks displaying the talent of young Western Australians have recently embarked on a tour of 16 WA Public Libraries as part of the Travelling Sketchbook exhibition.
Each year young people aged 12-26 are invited to participate in filling a blank sketchbook with stories, artwork, illustration, collage and more as part of Propel Youth Arts WA’s Sketchbook project. Some are lighthearted and funny, others are deeply personal and all showcase creativity and talent of contributors.
Designed to be browsed and flicked through, the 9 x 14 cm sketchbooks together represent a visual exploration of the personal lives, interests, and observations of young people growing up in Western Australia in 2016.
Follow the sketchbook journey around Western Australia as they visit a Public Library near you.
This exhibition is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA with the support of the State Library and Department of Local Government and Communities.
Sketchbook Tour Itinerary
1-30 June 2016
Bunbury Library, 1 Parkfield St Bunbury
Donnybrook Library, 10 Bentley Street Donnybrook
8-29 July 2016
Katanning Library, Austral Terrace Katanning
Canarvon Library, 18 Egan St Carnarvon
10 – 31 August 2016
Mandurah Library, 3 Peel St Mandurah
Northam Library, 298 Fitzgerald St Northam
12 September – 10 October 2016
Broome Library, Hamersley St Broome
Karratha Library, Dampier Hwy Karratha
19 October – 14 November 2016
Port Hedland Library, Colebatch Way South Hedland
Derby Public Library, Clarendon St Derby
25 November – 15 December 2016
The Grove Library, 1 Leake St Peppermint Grove
19 December – 7 January 2016
Fremantle Library, 8 William St Fremantle
25 November – 7 January 2016
Manjimup Library, Rose St Manjimup
13-31 January 2017
Esperance Public Library, Windich St Esperance
Kalgoorlie Public Library, 13 Roberts St South Kalgoorlie
1-24 February 2017
Mount Barker Public Library, Lowood Road Mount Barker