BIO

Kylie Dunstan

Kylie Dunstan is an award winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books. Her first book ‘Collecting Colour’ won CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2009. She has since written and illustrated six more books.

Kylie now lives in Chicago with her partner and two girls.

Published Books

‘Collecting Colour’

(written and illustrated) 2008 Lothian (Hachette Livre Australia)

Winner CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2009

Shortlisted Queensland Premiers Literary Award

Shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2009

Shortlisted Crichton Award 2009

Shortlisted Western Australian Premiers Book Award 2008

‘Because you are with me’

(written and illustrated) July 2010 Lothian Books

Published in Australia and Korea

‘The Red Bridge’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books June 2011

2012 CBCA Notable book

‘Same, but little bit diff’rent’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books June 2012

‘This Way Up’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books August 2013

‘Puddles are for Jumping’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books  2015

2016 CBCA Notable Book

2015 Australian Speech Pathology Award Shortlisted Book

‘Nannie Loves’

(written and illustrated) Working Title Press 2016

2017 CBCA Early Childhood Shortlisted Book

2017 CBCA Notable Book

 

Awards and Grants

 2004               ASA Emerging Writers Mentorship  (Mentored by Sally Rippin)

 2008               Shortlisted Western Australian Premiers Book Award  ‘Collecting Colour’

2009                 Winner CBCA Picture Book of the Year  ‘Collecting Colour’

2009               Shortlisted Queensland Premiers Literary Award ‘Collecting Colour’

 2009               Shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year  ‘Collecting Colour’

2009               Shortlisted Crichton Award  ‘Collecting Colour’

2012               CBCA Notable book ‘The Red Bridge’

2014               ASA/Australia Council Picture Book Illustrators  Initiative

2015               Shortlisted Australian Speech Pathology Award

2016               CBCA Notable Book ‘Puddles are for Jumping’

2017                CBCA Notable Book ‘Nannie Loves’

2017                Shortlisted CBCA Shortlisted Book Early Childhood ‘Nannie Loves’

 

Festivals and Residencies and Exhibitions

 2011         ‘Collecting Colour’

Exhibition Flinders University City Gallery, State Library of South Australia

2013           Residency Western Australia

Katanning, Denmark and Albany Libraries

2013           Melbourne Writers Festival

ArtPlay and Kids Own Publishing workshops with writer Michael Wagner

2014          Children’s Book Festival

State Library of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre

Workshops for schools program and family day.

2014         ‘Once Upon a Time: a world of children’s picture book art’

Dromkeen Exhibition (State Library of Victoria) group exhibition

2014           Sydney Residency

Westwords and Parramatta Artists Studios

2014            Edinburgh International Literary Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland

2014             Melbourne Writers Festival

Artplay, Melbourne

2015             Children’s Book Festival

State Library of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre

Workshops for schools program.

2015              Melbourne Writers Festival

                      Workshops ‘Bunyips and Dragons’ and ‘The Story Peddlers’

Federation Square Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

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