Shaun Tan: Rules of Summer
Cannery Arts Centre
September 18 to November 8
About this exhibition
Rules of Summer features a set of original paintings from Shaun Tan made for the picture book of the same title. The exhibition explores the friendship of two young boys as it is challenged by many difficult and irrational situations, each one a metaphor for familiar childhood experiences. The story is little more than a list of mysterious rules, ‘Never step on a snail’, ‘Never leave the back door open overnight’ or ‘Never leave a red sock on the clothesline’. As each rule is broken – not always by accident – surprising consequences ensue and audiences are invited to decide for themselves what is really happening, and why.
The Rules of Summer touring exhibition is a unique collection of rarely seen original works from Shaun Tan, including working drawings and artist’s notes from this dynamic and enchanting series.
Image Credit: Shaun Tan, ‘Grasslands’ (full), 2012. Courtesy the artist.
Cannery Arts Centre
Norseman Road, Esperance WA 6450, Australia
Shaun Tan (VIC)
Acrylic and Oils on Paper, Oil on Canvas
35 – 40 running metres
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Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resource (includes activities, ideas and background)
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Marketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)
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Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)
June 2020 – November 2021. Available WA and interstate
ART ON THE MOVE Members: $3,700 (inc. GST)
Non-Members: $4,000 (inc. GST)
Interstate Venues: Contact to discuss.
- September 18 - November 8
- The Cannery Arts Centre
- November 20 - December 12
- Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
- January 15 - Februart 14
- Ellenbrook Arts
- June 19 - August 22
- Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
- October 7 - November 7
- Katanning Art Gallery