Drawing Words (Curated by Lauren Child)

Date 11.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
Time 10:00am (AEST)
Location ARA Darling Quarter Theatre Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street Sydney NSW 2000
Date: 11.04.2022 Time: 10:00am (AEST)
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Date: 21.04.2022 Time: 10:00am (AEST)
Date: 22.04.2022 Time: 10:00am (AEST)


Monkey Baa presents Drawing Words commissioned by British Council and curated by Lauren Child. The exhibition brings together some of the most exciting children’s book illustration to come out of the UK in recent years.

While Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh are universally recognised and demonstrate the rich history of children’s book illustration in the UK, Drawing Words looks to the future.

The exhibition features 10 amazing illustrators from across the UK whose work makes an important and original contribution to contemporary British picture book illustration – a snapshot of a vibrant and flourishing sector.

The exhibition is curated by award-winning artist, writer and the 2017-2019 UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, and designed by the innovative Etcetera Studio with graphic design by Regular Practice.


Monkey Baa makes great theatre for young people and for over 24 years we presented award-winning theatrical experiences that inspire and empower young people across Australia and internationally.

For the past decade, Monkey Baa has made its home at the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney and on Gadigal land. This is where we work, play and produce high-quality theatre.

We are one of Australia’s widest touring companies with 28 national tours to 135 regional and remote communities, 5 international tours and over 3000 performances reaching over 1.5 million young people.