State Library of South Australia

Lynley Dodd A Retrospective

Date: 29 March 2015 to 14 June 2015

Time: 10am to 5pm daily

Location: Institute Building

Note: Not open public holidays

Hairy Maclary and Friends Lynley Dodd 2015
© & TM Hairy Maclary and Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2015,

This exhibition celebrates the work of Dame Lynley Dodd, renowned children's author and artist. It showcases over 50 original artworks and book drafts from Dodd's popular children's books, including the Hairy Maclary series, the Schnitzel Von Krumm series, Slinky Malinki and Scarface Claw.

Dodd began her career in children's books in 1973 when she collaborated with Eve Sutton to illustrate My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. She followed on with several of her own books, The Nickle Nackle Tree and Titimus Trim. Then in 1983, Dodd produced the first of the series of books on the infamous Hairy Maclary, which would warm the hearts of thousands of children worldwide and for which she has achieved international recognition.

Since then, much of Dodd's work has revolved around the cheeky black pup and his sidekicks. Many of her books, including those featuring Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki, have been shortlisted for the Children's Picture Book of the Year Award, which Dodd won outright in 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1992.

We are privileged to be the only South Australian venue to host this exhibition.

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