Step by Step – Illustrations, prints and other works by Sally Heinrich 1 April – 9 May

Illustrations and prints by Adelaide artist/illustrator Sally Heinrich will be displayed in the Step by Step exhibition  from 1 April to 9 May at Gallery 1855.

The exhibition will be launched on Friday 10 April, 6pm.

This exhibition showcases many of Sally’s illustrations from the children’s picture book, ‘One Step at a Time’, which is based on the true story of a baby elephant that had to get a prosthetic hip after stepping on a landmine on the Thai Burma border.

Jungle Sunset
Image: Sally Heinrich, In the evening, hand-coloured lino print, 2014, illustration from ‘One Step at a Time’, written by Jane Jolly, MidnightSun Publishing, 2015.

Sally exhibits linoprints, giclee prints and hand-drawn illustrations using water colour, lead pencil, pen ink and technical pens. She has been drawing for over 30 years as a professional artist.

Misty mornings and golden sunsets
Image: Sally Heinrich, Misty mornings and golden sunsets, 2014, hand coloured lino-print, 22x22cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Illustration from One Step at a Time, written by Jane Jolly and published by Midnight Sun Publishing, 2015.

Many of Heinrich’s works have previously been exhibited throughout Asia and Australia. She has illustrated more than 20 books, in addition to writing and illustrating her own picture books. Her work has been recognised by the Asialink Foundation, The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, Varuna-the Writer’s Centre and Arts SA.

Having previously lived in Darwin, Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia, Sally is currently based in Adelaide. She studied illustration at the University of South Australia.

On Saturday 2 May, Sally will host an illustration workshop for beginners at Gallery 1855. Anyone with an interest in illustration is welcome. The cost is $25 per person.

We hope you have a chance to see this stunning exhibition this autumn.


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