Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017


The real May Gibbs

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Sunday August 13
La Trobe Arts Institute on View Street

The bare-bottomed gumnut babies first conceived by May Gibbs in 1913 have charmed generations of children. Her own tale is little known, beyond her shy and retiring manners. Robert Holden reveals to Vivien Newton the woman behind the shy and retiring artist, her beliefs, determination and passion, and talks too, about why this memorable work has such power

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