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Eat My Dust! Official Opening

Free event, prizes, and more...

DATE:
Saturday, 8 June 2024
START:
4:00 am
END:
6:00 am
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Our next exhibition is especially for children and for those history buffs who walk amongst us as our memory keepers!  Illustrator Lucia Mascuillo shares the original illustrations for 

Eat My Dust

The amazing true story of Jean Robertson and Kathleen Howell, who helped map Australia.


In 1928, girls don't drive cars, let alone race them, until two fearless and intrepid best friends make history, racing across Australia and beating the land speed record ... with Barney the dog in tow!

A Walker Books Review by 'ReadPlus' says, 'The beautiful watercolour illustrations will encourage the readers to feel that they are there on the trip between Perth and Adelaide. The scenery is breathtaking, spectacular and fascinating, with details of flora and fauna that people see on the way. This wonderful story evokes a world that is different from the one experienced by children today and will give them a moment to think about how they would have coped with the journey these women made.'


You are invited to afternoon tea!

The official opening is 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 8th June at The Write Gallery


Prizes for BEST DRESSED, so theme it up, find your best 1920's kit, get ready to pose in front of the vintage cars! 


First prize : 1hour one-on-one with illustrator Lucia Mascuillo on Wednesday 26th June at 9am (just before the exhibition closes!) 


PLUS - A special offer if you join us at the official opening!

We will give you a link on Saturday for an Early Bird Access to free childrens holiday workshops with the artist herself!


(Plus, we already have our first school group booked in on Tuesday 11th June, and happily, there are still more opportunities to bring your class in, so please, 'drive' right in and book today emma@thelighthousetoowoomba.org )

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