Arts Centre Melbourne - Shaun Tan: Author Talk

Arts Centre Melbourne

Discover the creative process behind best-selling Australian children’s author and illustrator, Shaun Tan, creator of The Red Tree and The Lost Thing.

Discover the creative process behind best-selling Australian children’s author and illustrator, Shaun Tan, creator of The Red Tree and The Lost Thing.

In this talk, Shaun responds to questions that were sent in by students from across Australia, who watched the talk live when it was originally streamed in August 2019.

The award-winning author discusses the motivation and meaning behind his stories and illustrations, often encouraging readers to ask questions rather than reach conventional conclusions.

He shares insights into what it means to be an artist, how he develops ideas, and some of his own tips for writing and drawing.

This talk is suitable for ages 11 and up, and includes themes of mental health.