Sydney in Photos

Last week I was flown down to Sydney for an art exhibition, awards night and general party-like-gathering for past winners of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. The event was held at the Art Gallery of NSW, and the lovely organisers exhibited some of my Squish Rabbit illustrations, alongside installations from other previous winners (including paintings, sculptures, acting videos, dance, poetry and music). It was a whirlwind couple of days, and instead of writing about it all I decided to capture my time as a photo diary. I took these using Instagram, my current favourite iPhone app:

…..  ..View from my room by day…………………………….…and by night

At the exhibition (unfortunately the perspex display makes it hard to see my illos)

Coffee with lovely ladies (L to R): Melina Marchetta ('Looking for Alibrandi'), Sophie Hamley (my agent) and Pip Harry (soon to be published by UQP)

Autumn in Hyde Park

Reading + Lindt cafe = two of my favourite things

View from a bench where I sat writing to the kick and skud of skateboards

Lunch with illustrator friend/fiend Serena Geddes

Breakfast at Ampersand (look it up - awesome)

Final hot chocolate in Hyde Park

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10 Responses to “Sydney in Photos”


  1. 1 Karen Tyrrell June 13, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Katherine,
    Loved all your photos especially of you with your writing buddies. Your publishing journey is inspiring mine. I must reach higher to attain my writers dream :))

    • 2 Katherine Battersby June 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Karen! It’s clear from your blog just how hard you’re working towards your writing dreams – the important thing is that you’re enjoying it all .. the rest will come with time :) Best of luck!

  2. 3 Kathleen June 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Looks like you are having way too much fun, chickadee! Congrats again on all of your excitement and success this year. xo

    • 4 Katherine Battersby June 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks lovely :) I do feel a bit spoiled this year. That said, you’ve had some amazing and well deserved things happening yourself, and I was just on my way over to your blog to say just that… x

  3. 5 James June 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Great photos Katherine.

    Also great to see I’m not the only 20-something reading Skullduggery Pleasant, love those books :)

  4. 7 pip June 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Love the pics! Especially the one of our little coconut bread/coffee/hot mint chocolate catchup at Twig. Loved seeing Squish in print and hearing your travel news. Go check out my plug for you and Melina at http://pipharry.blogspot.com/2011/06/meeting-melina.html
    Keep in touch! Pipx

    • 8 Katherine Battersby June 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Pip, I had such a great time out with the three of you – thank you! Loved hearing more about your novel and can’t wait to nab a copy once it’s out. Am going to sneak over to you blog now to take a peek…

      Take care, happy writing and speak soon x

  5. 9 Sheryl Gwyther June 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Love the idea and the look of your photo journal, Kath. :) Great way to show the highlights for sure.


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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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