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Shaun Tan: the real and the imaginary

9 August – 1 September 2013

Shaun Tan is most widely recognised for his illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Shaun Tan: the real and the imaginary is an exhibition of original artworks by this internationally celebrated Australian artist. The exhibition highlights the breadth of Tan’s creative practice and technical skill, presenting paintings, drawings, collages and sketches selected almost exclusively from the artist’s private archive. Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery in partnership with La Trobe University exclusively for Bendigo Writers Festival 2013.

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Shaun Tan, The visitor (from Tales from Outer Suburbia published by Allen & Unwin), 2008, oil and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the artist