Our Fish Creek Gallery will be open to Regional Victorian customers everyday in the Vic School Holidays except the two Wednesdays (Wed Sept 22 & 29). Stricy entry conditions apply including limited numbers. Masks and Regional ID will be required.

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Ambassador for the National Year of Reading

Ambassador for the National Year of Reading

In 2012 I was honoured to be an ambassador for The National Year of Reading which included a national tour of the Are We There Yet? exhibition. The year wound up with a celebration at the Inverloch library where I was presented with my own surfboard, decorated by school children and with its own ...
Australian Legends of Children’s Literature

Australian Legends of Children’s Literature

Every year since 1997, the Australia Post Australian Legends Award has recognised outstanding individuals for their part in shaping the social and cultural life of Australia. In 2019, recipients of the award were celebrated authors for young people, including Alison. The other winners were Mem Fo...
Being the first Australian Children's Laureate

Being the first Australian Children's Laureate

For 2012 and 2013, I was the first Australian Children’s Laureate, a position created to “promote the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians, while acting as a national and international ambassador for Australian children’s literature”. I shared ...